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Dental Assisting

Are you ready to become a dynamic member of the dental and oral care professional team?

To learn more, call WVJC today or Request Information.

Can you see yourself as a dental assistant professional working alongside dentists and hygienists to provide a variety of patient care and clinical procedures?

Dental assistants are crucial members of the healthcare team, supporting many aspects in the area of oral care. With your associate degree, a dream career in dental assisting can become a reality.


In this program you will learn how to:

  • Expose and develop radiographs
  • Assist the dentist during dental procedures
  • Sterilize dental instruments and equipment
  • Manage patient records
  • Schedule procedures
  • Educate patients on postoperative and oral healthcare
  • Develop leadership skills needed to manage a dental office
  • Take dental impressions and laboratory duties
  • Mix dental cements and prepare teeth
  • Identify oral pathology

With your Associate Degree, you could:

  • Work alongside a General Dentist
  • Assist Orthodontists
  • Assist Oral Surgeons
  • Work with Periodontists
  • Work as an assistant to an Endodontist
  • Work alongside Pediatric Dentists

Externships and Certifications

At WVJC, we know your goal is to get in to your dream career fast. We'’ve designed our Dental Assisting program to meet your career goals and the needs of local employers. Experience and certifications are a great way to improve your marketability to employers.

As one of our Dental Assisting students you will complete an externship as part of your program. This on-the-job training allows you to apply the skills you’'ve learned in the real world with real people. This experience is invaluable and also allows you to showcase your skills to employers in your area who hire Dental Assistants.

  • “Coming from someone who has already worked in the field, if I talked to someone coming into the program I would tell them that it is so worth coming here for the dental assistant program.”

  • “I love coming here. It's unreal how I wake up every morning and can't wait to be here. ”

    “I never dreamed I would enjoy college so much.”

Not only does our Dental Assisting program prepare you to be job ready, but it’'s also designed to prepare you for certification exams which can strengthen your appeal in the job market. Some of the certifications our students are qualified to take include:

  • Nationally Registered Dental Assistant

Dental assistants are an important part of the oral care team. Dress like a professional, have a successful career and achieve financial security. To learn more about the program, call WVJC today or Request Information!

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