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Curriculum

CURRICULUM

The curriculum in IDTC Career Center’s dental assistant program focuses on the clinical and administrative aspects of working in a dental office setting, immersing you in the practical aspects of providing dental patient care in a hands-on environment. Upon completion of this program, graduates can take the Registered Dental Assistant Certification Exam through the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners to qualify for employment in this field.

CLASSROOM-TO-CAREER SKILLS TRAINING

To prepare for a vital role in the health care field, IDTC provides comprehensive, knowledge-based training in the following areas:

  • Dental Ethics 

  • Dentistry and the Law 

  • Tooth Morphology 

  • Radiology 

  • HIPAA/ OSHA

  • Front Office 

CAREER OUTLOOK 

CAREER OUTLOOK

Employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. The aging population and ongoing research linking oral health and general health will lead to continued increases in the demand for preventive dental services.

WHERE DO REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANTS WORK?

Following successful completion of the dental assistant program and the Certification Examination for Registered Dental Assistants (RDA), graduates can seek employment in a variety of job settings, including:

  • Private dental offices.

  • Group practices.

  • Hospitals.

  • Insurance companies.

  • Dental suppliers.

  • Dental manufacturing companies.

  • Armed services.

  • Educational institutions.

financial OPTIONS

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

As part of our commitment to your success, IDTC Career Center ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial process. IDTC offers financial assistance and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

FAQs

FAQ

HOW LONG IS THE DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM AT IDTC CAREER CENTER?

The Dental Assisting program at IDTC Career Center can be completed in as little as 3-4 months.

WHEN DOES IDTC’S DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM START?

Call us to find out when the dental assisting program program starts at IDTC. Program start dates are also listed in the catalog, which can be found at www.idtccenter.populiweb.com

WHAT IS THE DENTAL ASSISTING CAREER OUTLOOK?

Employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations.

WHY SHOULD I BECOME A DENTAL ASSISTANT?

One of the most convincing reasons for choosing a career as a Dental Assistant is job security. A successful dental office simply cannot function without a Dental Assistant, so this role will continue to be highly sought after for the foreseeable future. Consider that in 2016 there were 332,000 people working as Dental Assistants throughout the US. However, over the next decade job opportunities in this field are expected to grow by 19%– that’s 64,600 new openings! 

DOES THE DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM OFFER EXTERNSHIPS?

IDTC Career Center incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our dental programs.

HOW MUCH IS TUITION FOR IDTC'S DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAMS?

For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.

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