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Dental Assisting Program

The Dental Assistant is trained in procedures which have become indispensable to the dental field and Dental Assistants are in increasing demand. If you are efficient, detail oriented, enjoy working with people, and perhaps have a special ability to make patients feel at ease, a career as a Dental Assistant may be just right for you.

The Dental Assistant uses his/her skills to assist the dentist in most aspects of dental care. They are solely responsible for some procedures and work closely with the Dentist in others.

Dental Assistants perform a variety of duties, ranging from assisting the Dentist chair side, processing X-rays and instructing patients in oral health care, to processing billings and maintaining patient charts.

Listed below are some of the specialty courses included in Eton's Dental Assisting Program:
  • Radiology
  • Instrumentation
  • Coronal Polish & Fluoride
  • Rubber Dam Placement
  • Orthodontic Procedures
  • Charting/Scheduling
  • Patient Relations
  • OSHA/WISHA Regulations

Etonís Dental Assisting program includes (6) six-week modules, including the core module, plus a dental assisting externship.

Externship

Completing an externship is required and an important part of the Dental Assisting Program. This provides the students with a valuable opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom to a real clinical setting.

Financial Assistance

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Students can apply for scholarships, which are awarded based on merit and motivation, through an application process.