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Turn your passion to help others into your career and train to become a Dental Assistant! Ongoing research links oral health to general health, and the demand for preventative dental services continues to increase. Earning your diploma to be a Dental Assistant will give you the chance to help and care for others in an industry that is expected to grow by 16.5% from 2016 to 2026 (California Employment Development Department).
Jump on the fast-track to success! Our accelerated Dental Assisting training program allows you to earn your diploma in as little as 10 months. Emphasis is placed on the Registered Dental Assisting (RDA) practical and written examinations, which you are encouraged to sit for once you have successfully completed the school’s program.
If you’re ready to help patients, young and old, feel more comfortable in the dentist’s chair, consider training to become a Dental Assistant at American Career College. At ACC, our Dental Assisting courses are designed to help you quickly gain proficiency in dental procedures and techniques as you prepare for a satisfying, in-demand career. Our program is also RDA approved!
Do you enjoy helping others and have an interest in the field of healthcare? Working as a Dental Assistant can help you, help others by establishing working relationships with your patients and enabling them to realize the importance of oral health.
The American Career College Dental Assisting program is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to qualify for a position as a Dental Assistant.
Today's Dental Assistants play many of these important roles:
The class curriculum at ACC can prepare you for Coronal Polish Certification,* Pit and Fissure Certification,* and the requirements necessary to earn a California Radiation Safety Certificate (limited to dental X-ray).
The goal of our College is to help you graduate with the confidence and qualifications you will need to begin your career as a Dental Assistant and qualify as a RDA.
Our faculty members care about their communities and are passionate about teaching the next generation of healthcare professionals.
ACC is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
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*The Coronal Polish Certificate and Pit and Fissure Certification are awarded by the State of California upon successful completion of the RDA exams and completion of a state approved course. Students must successfully complete coronal polish, pit and fissure, and radiation safety written and practical examinations with a minimum score of 75 percent.
Dental Assistants are primarily found in dental offices, but there are many other dental career options for you to consider. No matter the setting, you will assist and care for others by performing a wide range of clinical, laboratory, and patient procedures. At American Career College, we are focused on providing you with real-world skills and hands-on experience. You will practice a variety of procedures and techniques in a dental laboratory, comparable to a modern dental facility, while learning in a collaborative and open classroom environment.
Upon successful completion of the Dental Assisting program, you will be prepared to provide quality care to patients, and can expect to qualify for entry-level positions in the following healthcare facilities.
A few interesting statistics* about Dental Assistant careers:
Many area employers are very familiar with the quality of ACC's health care training programs and our school's track record for preparing confident, qualified professionals for rewarding careers. Our graduates have been hired by:
*California Employment Development Department
The Dental Assisting curriculum is divided into learning units called modules. Each core module stands alone and is not dependent upon previous training. Upon successful completion of the classroom and laboratory training, the ACC curriculum then provides you with hands-on experience through a 160-hour externship that will be arranged for you at an appropriate dental facility.
Class Modules for the American Career College Dental Assisting program include:
For a complete description of coursework in these modules, please refer to the ACC Catalog.
Once you have completed your American Career College training, you will be ready to pursue exciting career opportunities as an entry-level Dental Assistant. From patient care to record keeping, you will become an important part of the dental health care community.
As a Dental Assistant, your day-to-day responsibilities may include:
During and after your program, our dedicated Career Services team can help you in finding the job* you’ve been dreaming of. Even after you start your career, our Career Services team will continue to provide you with the resources, support and assistance you may need to keep your career on track.
*American Career College cannot guarantee employment.
"I went from being a receptionist to working full time as a Dental Assistant, and it's all because of American Career College. My ultimate goal is to become an Orthodontist, but for now, I really enjoy what I'm doing."