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Dental Assisting

Our dental assistant program provides you with the necessary knowledge and hands-on skills you need to assist a dentist in all phases of modern dental office operations.

You will possess the chairside skills and administrative knowledge needed to seek an entry-level position in either small or large dental practices as well as federal or state dental offices.

Upon completion of the dental assistant program, you will be eligible to sit for the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection’s approved dental radiography examination. Once you have your X-Ray license, and with our career placement assistance, you will be on your way to seeking a successful career as a Dental Assistant.

What Our Students Say

I love working in the Dental Industry. It’s great money and I feel like I make a difference.
Raquel, Dental Graduate
I’m back to living my dream. To becoming a dentist. I’m on that step. I’m on that path.
Dennis, Dental Graduate
Course Outline

Learning Outcomes

As a Dental Assistant student at Central Career School you will learn to perform the following key tasks necessary for entry-level employment:

  • Take oral inspections
  • Expose and process x-rays
  • Take vital signs
  • Perform CPR
  • Sterilize instruments
  • Prepare instrument trays
  • Administer fluoride treatments
  • Educate patients on proper oral care
  • Schedule appointments
  • Create patient charts
  • Maintain records and supplies
  • Work with insurance forms
  • And much more!

During the externship phase of the program, you will gain clinical, laboratory, and administrative dental assisting experience in a dental office, under the supervision of a licensed dentist.

Career Opportunities

Most Dental Assistants are employed by General Dentists. Some are employed by Specialist practices such as oral surgery, endodontics, orthodontics, prosthodontics and periodontics. Dental Assistants can also be found in group dental practices, insurance companies, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and public health facilities

In short, Dental Assisting is a high-demand career which means excellent career opportunities for trained Assistants.

Did You Know?

What the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics says about Dental Assisting.

  • Job prospects should be excellent
  • Employment is expected to increase much faster than average
  • Employment is expected to grow 36 percent from 2008 to 2018. In fact, dental assistants are expected to be among the fastest growing occupations



LS Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition: Dental Assistants (Selected excerpts).

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Central Career School's Dental Assistant Program

Acquire the knowledge and skills you need to assist a dentist in all phases of modern dental office operations.
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