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Dental Assisting
Dental Assisting

A healthy, white smile makes a great first impression, but who helps you maintain your picture worthy grin? Dental assistants do.

You get to know your patients and are part of an in demand health career. Employment is available all over the country.

The Dental Assisting program at Lake Michigan College prepares you to take the registered dental assistant exam. Then, as a registered dental assistant, you'll be a trained member of the dental health team that provides patient care under the supervision of a licensed dentist.

If you like people and want to help people, dental assisting may be the career for you.

Third-Party Comments
On July 24 and 25, 2014, Lake Michigan College will have a Commission on Dental Accreditation site visit reaffirming accreditation of the Dental Assisting Program. The United States Department of Education (USDE) procedures require accrediting agencies to provide an opportunity for third-party comments with respect to institutions or programs scheduled for review.

Career Information

Career Information
An education in Dental Assisting will prepare you for a career as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). As a registered dental assistant, you will work as part of a dental health team with dentists and other professionals to assist in diagnostic, operative, surgical, and preventative procedures.  Register Dental Assistants differ from non-registered personnel in that they are permitted by law to perform additional intraoral procedures. This additional list of duties typically translates into a higher rate of pay than non-registered personnel. read more

Classroom Experience

The Classroom Experience
Through the Lake Michigan College Dental Assisting program, you will learn the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in dental assisting. Your education will combine the technical chair side and laboratory education with writing, speaking and organizing skills. Classes are taught on the Napier Avenue Campus in the new dental assisting classrooms, opened in 2011. Classes are also taught at the Bertrand Crossing Campus in Niles. You’ll also receive hands-on experience through clinical classes in the field. read more

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