You can play an active role in helping people stay healthy—by helping to keep their mouths healthy! Oral health can actually be a strong indicator of a person’s overall well-being, and when you train at Blue Cliff College to become a dental assistant, you can learn how to prevent common diseases and offer friendly, hands-on care in your daily interactions with patients.
Of course, you won’t just be helping your patients… you’ll also be helping yourself with dental assistant training from Blue Cliff College. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, dental assisting is projected to be one of the country’s fastest-growing occupations through the year 2022, so there’s no better time than now to join this exciting field.
At Blue Cliff College’s Dental Assistant School, we’ll provide you with the knowledge and training to help you succeed. Learn skills including instrument sterilization, tray setups, four-handed dentistry, equipment maintenance, impressions, model trimming, charting, and dental reception duties. Our curriculum and competencies follow the guidelines issued by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry.
Mississippi students are required by the Mississippi State Board of Examiners to obtain a valid Mississippi Radiology Permit prior to exposing radiographs. Due to there being an externship component included in the curriculum, students will be required to obtain permit prior to externship. For more information on the Radiograph seminar please contact the Blue Cliff College Gulfport campus.
Arkansas students are required by the Arkansas State Board of Examiners to obtain a valid Arkansas Radiology Permit prior to exposing radiographs. For more information on obtaining your Radiology Permit please contact the Blue Cliff College Fayetteville campus.
You’ll gain a strong foundation in:
Upon graduation, you’ll be awarded with a Dental Assistant diploma. You’ll also be eligible (and encouraged!) to take Louisiana’s Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) certification test to become a dental assistant. Enroll in the Dental Assistant Diploma program now, it’s your first step toward a rewarding career that gives your patients new reasons to smile!
For more information on our dental assisting program, contact us here
When you are checking out Dental Schools, Make sure you are looking for licensing and accreditation information. Blue Cliff College maintains current certification and accreditation so you know you’re learning skills that are valued in your field. We are:
‡The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the US Department of Education.
Before you attend courses in the Dental Assistant School, you’ll need to:
1. Be in good health and physically able to perform the duties and techniques that are required for employment in the dentistry field.
2. Women Only – Sign Blue Cliff College’s Pregnancy Disclosure, provided during the admissions process (because of the radiotherapy procedures performed as an integral part of the curriculum).
For more information about a career as a Dental Assistant, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website. The Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for the career 31-9091.00 and the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for this program is 51.0601.
At Blue Cliff College, we’re committed to providing quality training while also preparing you to become a dental assistant as soon as possible.
|Program Length:||12 months (Day Classes)|
15 Months (Night Classes)
|Tuition (Based on program length above)*:||$17,718|
|Supplies and fees**:||$2,150|
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Financial Aid is available for those that qualify.
*For a list of books associated with each program, ISBN, and price click here.
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