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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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|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:
- 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.