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Dental Assisting

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If you want to work in a professional healthcare environment and would like to help patients receive quality dental care, Eagle Gate College’s Dental Assisting Program may be perfect for you. Eagle Gate College will give you the Dental Assisting courses that will help you embark on your career with confidence. You’ll get the training you need to enter the field of Dental Assisting in as little as nine months. Just how in-demand are people with Dental Assisting Degrees?

The Utah Occupational Long-Term Projections forecast that dental assistants will be among the fastest growing careers through 2020, with a projected total job growth of 43% or 5,850 jobs (Utah Department of Workforce Services Occupational Projections, 2012). You can take our fast-paced Dental Assisting courses at our school in Layton, Utah and in Murray, Utah, just minutes away from Salt Lake City. To learn more about how to get a Dental Assisting Degree, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Dental Assisting graduates are trained in:

  • Clinical skills including operatory preparations, radiography certification, charting, and procedural setups
  • Laboratory preparation of diagnostic casts, acrylic crowns and bridges, bleaching trays, and bite registrations
  • Expanded functions such as polishing, sterilization, fluoride applications, and patient care
  • Dental office management

Job Titles for Dental Assisting Graduates:

  • Chairside Dental Assistant
  • Dental Office Manager
  • Patient Coordinator

Average program length:

Associate of Science Degree in Dental Assisting – 16 months
Diploma in Dental Assisting – 9 months

This program is available at the following locations:

  • Murray, Utah Campus
  • Layton, Utah Campus

Total Quarter Hours: 93

GENERAL EDUCATION QTR HR
SOC201
SOCIOLOGY
4
ENG131
WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
4
HIS125
AMERICAN HISTORY
4
HUM125
INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES
4
MAT110
ALGEBRA I
4
PSY101
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
4
SUBTOTAL
24
COLLEGE CORE QTR HR
MGT106
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
4
MGT140
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
4
OA110
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
2
OA170
INTERMEDIATE OFFICE APPLICATIONS*
3
SS100
STRATEGIES FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
3
SKL242
CAREER DEVELOPMENT
2
SUBTOTAL
18
DENTAL ASSISTING CORE QTR HR
DA110
THE DENTAL PROFESSIONAL
5
DA120
PATIENT RECORDS & CHARTING
5
DA130
ORAL HEALTH, STRUCTURES & FUNCTIONS
5
DA140
MICROBIOLOGY, OSHA, CPR, & FIRST AID
5
DA150
DENTAL MATERIALS
5
DA160
DENTAL RADIOLOGY
5
DA170
EXTERNSHIP*
6
DA210
DENTAL SPECIALTIES*
5
DA220
CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT (CDA) EXAMINATION PREPARATION*
5
DA230
MANAGING THE DENTAL OFFICE*
5
SUBTOTAL
51
TOTAL
93

*Prerequisite course(s) required. See course descriptions.
The Dental Assisting program requires a TB test, Hepatitis B vaccinations, and proof of second MMR or Rubella titer (if applicable). Documentation that the Hepatitis B vaccination series has been started and that the other tests and vaccinations have been completed must be furnished prior to the end of the first term. Students in the allied health programs must meet the health and safety requirements of participating clinical education facilities

Total Quarter Hours: 43

COLLEGE CORE QTR HR
OA110
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
2
SS100
STRATEGIES FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
3
SKL242
CAREER DEVELOPMENT
2
SUBTOTAL
7
DENTAL ASSISTING CORE QTR HR
DA110
THE DENTAL PROFESSIONAL
5
DA120
PATIENT RECORDS & CHARTING
5
DA130
ORAL HEALTH, STRUCTURES & FUNCTIONS
5
DA140
MICROBIOLOGY, OSHA, CPR, & FIRST AID
5
DA150
DENTAL MATERIALS
5
DA160
DENTAL RADIOLOGY
5
DA170
EXTERNSHIP*
6
SUBTOTAL
36
TOTAL
43

*Prerequisite course(s) required. See course descriptions.
The Dental Assisting program requires a TB test, Hepatitis B vaccinations, and proof of second MMR or Rubella titer (if applicable). Documentation that the Hepatitis B vaccination series has been started and that the other tests and vaccinations have been completed must be furnished prior to the end of the first term. Students in the allied health programs must meet the health and safety requirements of participating clinical education facilities.