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Dental Assisting

The purpose of the Dental Assisting course is to familiarize students will all areas of administrative and clinical dental assisting, focusing on the responsibilities required to function as an assistant in a dental practice.

What to Know at a Glance


16 weeks non-credit certification



Scheduling Options

Part time; Night classes

Where it is offered

Main Campus

About Dental Assisting

The course includes hands-on skills training and CPR certification. A skills lab is onsite and used for instruction purposes. This course covers the following key areas and topics:

  • introduction to the dental office and history of dentistry and dental assisting
  • sciences in dentistry
  • oral health and the prevention of dental disease
  • infection prevention in dentistry
  • occupational health & safety
  • patient information and assessment
  • foundation of clinical dentistry
  • radiographic imaging
  • dental materials
  • assisting in comprehensive dental care
  • dental administration and communication skills

Students will receive information on how to obtain certification to be listed on the Texas Board of Dental Examiners as Registered Dental Assistant.

Clinical Externship at a local facility is available and highly recommended to students for this program. Students must submit drug screen, tb skin test, immunization records, physical examination, and resume to be eligible for participation.

Program Costs

This course is $2,000 with an additional $125 exam cost. A 25% down payment is required for registration.

Purchase of scrubs, physical exam, tb skin test, and drug screening for clinical externship is required.

Grants & Scholarships may be available. Call 903-823-3270 for more information.

Adult Education and Literacy offer funding opportunities for our students. For more information, email or call 903-823-3461

Program Contacts

Nancy Lambert

Administrative Assistant

Holli Easley

Allied Health Coordinator

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