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.
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)2
Dental Assistant (DA)2
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Program Cost: $2,771
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.