Dental Assistant

Dental assisting is an outstanding career for someone who is a stickler for details, 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:

  • 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 dentist’s office
  • Instruction from dentists and dental assistants
  • Training in 4 handed dentistry

ATA’s Dental Assistant program is a 10-month program that consists of 56 credit hours.

Sample Courses

  • ANA 105 Basic Oral & Facial Anatomy (4 credits)
  • DEN 101 Intro to Dental Assisting (4 credits)
  • DEN 140 Advanced Operative Procedures (4 credits)

Career Choices

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

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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

Standard Occupations Classification (SOC)

More information about careers and occupations can be found at O*NET (http://www.onetcenter.org), the nation’s primary source of occupational information.  Use the link below to learn more about Diploma Dental Assistant:         www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9091.00

Medical Careers

Dental assistants work in dentists’ offices and oral surgeons’ offices.

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