From routine checkups to cosmetic procedures and emergencies there are lots of reasons people visit the dentist. With an associate degree from our Dental Assisting program, you’ll be prepared to play many important roles within these busy healthcare offices. You might find yourself working alongside the dentist in an exam room, running the reception area, or working in the practice’s laboratory.
You will work on coursework in a classroom setting with dedicated instructors who have worked in dental offices themselves. You’ll gain hands-on practice in our labs where you’ll learn to make dental impressions, practice procedures on lifelike dummies, take X-rays, and more. When you’re ready, you’ll continue to gain clinical experience as an intern in a local dental office. All of your hard work will prepare you to pass the Michigan state board exam for Registered Dental Assistants.