HTC's Dental Assistant program will prepare you to be an important member of a professional health team. With training at HTC, you will gain the skills to assist a dentist during patient treatment, as well as complete patient records. You'll also learn to keep a dental office running smoothly from appointment scheduling and telephone communications to laboratory procedures. A licensed dental assistant is able to perform all expanded functions authorized by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, including taking radiographs (x-rays), polishing teeth, placing pit and fissure sealant, taking impressions, performing orthodontic procedures, placing and removing of dental dams, and much more.
The Dental Assistant program at Hennepin Technical College is approved by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, www.dentalboard.state.mn.us.
The program in Dental Assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of Approval without Reporting Requirements. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.
To begin the Dental Assistant program, please apply to the college and review additional steps under the Entry Requirements section below.
Class Time: Day
Semester: Fall Semester
Campus: Eden Prairie Campus & Brooklyn Park Campus
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Personal qualities considered essential for this occupation are the ability to work well with others, the desire to be a part of a professional team, manual dexterity, good communication skills, and the ability to follow direct supervision.
Program first semester registration requirements:
Students are also required to complete the following prior to the first semester:
Important information while in the program:
You will apply to the Dental Assistant program in your DNTL 1121 Dental Science class. No paper applications will be accepted. Please email Sarah Cornelius at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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