DENTAL ASSISTING

Training program is available at all CCI locations: Lancaster (Main Campus), Ventura (Branch Campus)

+ CAREER DESCRIPTION

Dental Assistants are often the face of the office and work closely with patients to help them feel comfortable, teach them proper oral health care, and prepare them for procedures. As a dental assistant (DA) you will practice how to provide direct patient care, take impressions, pour up study models, perform coronal polish and expose and develop dental x-rays.

Upon graduation, you may choose to work in facilities such as:

  • General Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Aesthetic Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Pedodontics (Pediatric Dentistry)

+ COURSE DESCRIPTION

Career Care Institute’s Dental Assisting program is geared towards Career Care Institute’s Dental Assisting program is geared towards adequately preparing the graduate for an entry-level position in a dental office as a dental assistant. Students will learn how to function efficiently and successfully in most areas of dental assisting. Dental assistants typically work in dentist’s offices, group practice, dental specialty practice (endodontic, periodontics, prosthodontics, etc.), school clinics, laboratories, dental supply companies, and insurance companies, among many other options. In campuses where dental assisting is offered, Career Care Institute is authorized by the Dental Board of California to certify students in Coronal Polish, Radiation Safety and 8-hour Infection Control. Students will also attain a Basic Life Support card from the American Heart Association. Upon graduation of the program and 6 months of experience, you will be eligible to apply for the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Written, Practical and Law and Ethics California State Board exams. You not only receive your Coronal Polishing certificate but also your 8-hour Infection Control, Radiation Safety and BLS from Career Care Institute.


Employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Ongoing research linking oral health and general health will likely continue to increase the demand for preventive dental services.

Also as the large baby-boom population ages, the need to maintain and treat teeth will continue to increase the need for dental care. Federal health legislation is expected to expand the number of patients who have access to health insurance. People with new or expanded dental insurance coverage will be more likely to visit a dentist than in the past. This will increase the demand for all dental services, including those performed by dental assistants.

Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants.htm

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+ GRAD TESTIMONIAL

The placement department was amazing with assisting me prepare for my interview. I got my job at Cedars Sinai… I LOVE IT!!! Thank you for everything.

-Tina Garcia