Dental Assisting Overview

Dental Assisting

Program overview:

  • 10-Month Diploma Program
  • Evening Class times
  • Program graduates will receive Expanded Duties Dental Auxiliary (EDDA) Certification along with the Kentucky certification in Radiology Safety and Techniques

Dental assisting is an outstanding career for someone who is detail oriented, driven to help people and enjoys hands-on work. Dental Assistants are an important part of any successful dental practice.

ATA’s Dental Assistant program will prepare you for a successful career as a dental assistant. Dental Assistants perform a variety of jobs, including patient care, office management and lab duties.

In addition to the basic coursework for dental assistants, ATA also provides:

  • Career placement assistance for graduates
  • Externship placement assistance for students
  • Expanded Duties Dental Auxiliary (EDDA) Certification
  • CPR certification for healthcare providers through the American Heart Association
  • Kentucky certification in Radiology Safety and Technique
  • 300 hours of externship in a dental office
  • Hands-on lab experience at an actual dentists office
  • Instruction from dentists and dental assistants
  • Training in 4 handed dentistry

Career Choices

  • Oral surgery
  • Pedodontics (children’s dentistry)
  • General dentistry practices
  • Endodontics (root canals)
  • Orthodontics (braces)
  • Periodontics (gum disease)

Request Information

Classes are enrolling now! If you’re interested in this program or would like more information about ATA, please contact us online or call 502-371-8383 for more information.

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Dental Assisting

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