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Overview

Summary

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.

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Contact

Please contact Erica Jordan at Erica.L.Jordan@LoneStar.edu or call 281.290.2883 for more information.

Program Plan

Courses 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
Dental Assistant Certificate Total 332

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Career Options

Median Wage: $32,3501

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)2
  • Dental Assistant (DA)2

Gainful Employment

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."

Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

Program Cost: $2,765
Insurance Fee: $17

Financial Aid

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.