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The Dental Assistant Certificate is a non-credit Fast Track program offered at LSC-Kingwood. For more information, please contact the Continuing Education department at LSCCE@LoneStar.edu.

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Program Description

Dental assistants fill a wide variety of roles in the dental office, including: preparing patients for dental procedures, ensuring the sterility of the dental environment, assisting dentists during procedures by providing tools and materials, working with suppliers to schedule deliveries, helping patients schedule appointments, teaching patients about proper oral health, and taking patient x-rays.

This program prepares a student for and includes a Texas State Board of Dental Examiners exam.

  • Contact Hours: 332
  • Cost of Program: $2,765
  • Insurance Fee: $17
  • Median Wage: $32,3501
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Program Plan

Subject Number Title Contact Hours
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

TOTAL Contact Hours for Dental Assistant Certificate:


  1. Wage Data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013, www.bls.gov/oes.