Dental Assistant Program

This program is designed for those students who desire knowledge and skills for employment in area of Dental Assisting.

The Dental Assistant program prepares students for an entry level position as a Dental Assistant, x-ray technician, sterilization technician, front office staff or chariside assisting. Skills taught include dental anatomy and physiology, histology and tooth morphology, dental pharmacology, chair side assisting, dental specialties and restorative techniques, radiography, dental imaging, matrix and wedge, suture removal and ethical and legal consideration of dental assisting. Students learn dental front office skills including insurance billing, scheduling patients, and maintaining records and patient confidentiality. The total clock hours in this program includes in-class instruction (640), out-of-class activities incorporating readings, written assignments, and research, and the externship (160) hours. Upon successful completion of the program, (including all academic, attendance, and financial requirements) students receive a Dental Assistant diploma. Graduation from this program does not automatically qualify all individuals for Dental Assistant licensing.

Graduates will be fully qualified to assist in entry-level positions in:

  • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
  • X-Ray Technician
  • Sterilization Technician
  • Front Office Staff
  • Chariside Assisting

Why InterCoast?

InterCoast has a passion for educating students and helping them achieve their career goals. InterCoast prepares students for entry level positions in challenging careers.

The Education and skills training you will receive here at InterCoast is directed toward the development of technical skills and knowledge, along with the development of professional attitudes and behaviors related to study and work habits, interpersonal communication skills, self discipline, and confidence.

  • Morning, Afternoon, Evening, and Weekend Schedules
  • Lifetime Career Assistance
  • Small Class Sizes ensure better Student/Teacher Ratios
  • Professional Certification Programs
  • Convenient Locations
  • Real World Experience & Training

The central mission of InterCoast is to provide Associates Degree and Diploma level educational career program designed to prepare students to succeed in the medical, legal, business, and technical industries by enabling them to meet the highest expectations of employers for entry level professions. Each program shares this mission.

Accreditation

InterCoast Colleges, a private institution, was granted institutional approval to operate by the BPPE, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education pursuant to California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8.. The Bureau's approval means that the institution and its operation comply with the minimum standards established under the law for occupational instruction by private Postsecondary educational institutions and does not imply endorsement or recommendation.

For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, visit www.intercoast.edu.

Not all programs are available at all locations and not every program is enrolling at this time. Please call for more information. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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