Dental Assistant Certificate
Lone Star College Dental Assistant Certificate is a great pathway to an exciting career. Dental assistants fulfill a wide variety of roles that include: preparing patients for dental procedures, ensuring the sterility of the dental environment, assisting dentist during procedures by providing tools and materials, working with suppliers to schedule deliveries, helping patients schedule appointments, educating patients on proper oral health, and taking patient x-rays. Students entering this field should value a team approach and love to interact with people.
Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team. If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind and want a career with responsibility, dental assisting is for you. Dental assisting is a challenging and rewarding career, demanding versatility and a willingness to assume responsibility for many different tasks.
The Dental Hygiene Program at LSC-Kingwood is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
Please contact Erica Jordan at Erica.L.Jordan@LoneStar.edu or call 281.290.2883 for more information.
|DNTAC 2105303||Dental Assisting I||128|
|DNTAC 2101502||Dental Assisting II||128|
|DNTAC 2106002||Dental Assisting III (Clinical)||60|
|DNTAC 2100302||Dental Assisting Review, Exam (TSBDE)||16|
|Dental Assistant Certificate Total||332|
Median Wage: $32,3501
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)2
- Dental Assistant (DA)2
The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."
Program Cost: $2,765
Insurance Fee: $17
Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.
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Lone Star College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.