> Dental Assisting

Description

Start your new career by developing skills, competencies, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to assist the dentist at chairside, and maintain and manage the dental office and reception area. Students learn to chart; pass instruments; position patients; expose, process, and mount radiographs; pour models; mix dental materials; and assist with general dental procedures.

In addition to attending class and labs, students will spend 200 hours in a dental office where they have the opportunity to practice the skills they have learned. Upon completion, students will be prepared for immediate employment!

Start working in the lab on the second day of class!

Infection control
is a priority consideration in dental practice. With the increasing publicity surrounding hepatitis, herpes, and AIDS, dentists, dental health care workers, and consumers are becoming more aware that the dental environment is a potential source for one or more of these diseases. The prevention of cross contamination and transmission of infection to all persons, whether patients, dentists, dental health care workers, or nonclinical staff is the professional responsibility of all dental personnel. A fundamental principle of an effective infection control program is to exercise care, precautions, and effective control techniques. To achieve this goal, BATC Dental Assisting has adopted policies and procedures that represent a comprehensive and practical infection control program. For more information, please contact Student Services.

In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and in an effort to minimize risk to students and staff, each student accepted into the program must have documentation of current immunizations/vaccinations for tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, tuberculosis, and Hepatitis B. Immunizations/vaccinations may be waived with documentation of acceptable titer or written documentation from a physician of immunization risk.

Quick Facts:

Location(s)

Main Campus (Logan)

Estimated Tuition & Fees:

$2,728 including HIPPA and background check fee - this is an estimate. Course fees may vary.

Duration:

9-11 months (30 hrs/wk)

Estimated Monthly Payment:

$293

Pell Grant Eligible:

Yes

Estimated Books and Supplies:

$588 - Cost varies by specialization and/or electives chosen. Click here for books and supplies details (ISBN/edition).

Availability:

High School Students: Arranged - varies by school

Adult Students: Logan: Flexible hours M - Th: 8am - 8pm

Special Requirements:

Assessment: Basic reading and locating information. Call (435) 750-3188 to schedule an appointment. Need a review? Get a sneak peek at the Assessment Center or enroll directly into the Academic Learning Center by calling (435) 753-6780.

Please note: A composite ACT score of 17 or a composite SAT score of 1210 can waive assessment requirements if taken no more than four years prior to enrollment.

This program requires a non-refundable $50 background check fee. Dental students are required to provide proof of and maintain a current CPR/Basic Life Support Card. Please see the current class schedule for the BATC Healthcare Provider (CPR) course.

Outcome Data:

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education
Completion: 61%
Job Placement: 95%
Withdrawal: 39%

Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

Gainful Employment Disclosures



Employment Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dental assisting jobs are growing faster than average. Population growth, greater retention of natural teeth by middle-aged and older people, and an increased focus on preventative dental care for younger generations will fuel demand for dental services.

"I have employed dental assistants who have received training at BATC and some trained at other programs or on-the-job. There is a difference, and as a dentist I put a high value on the BATC training." -Dr. Scott Theurer, General Dentist

Online/E-learning Components

This specialization is delivered face-to-face and may contain online components.

Specializations

Required hours

DENA - Dental Assisting 1350 hrs See Breakdown

What others are saying

"I have employed dental assistants who have received training at BATC and some trained at other programs or on-the-job. There is a difference, and as a dentist I put a high value on the BATC training."

-Dr. Scott Theurer, General Dentist

July 22, 2014