Program Spotlight: Dental Assisting June 28, 2013 Education Share This Article Dental Assisting is the perfect career path for those who possess excellent communication skills, are good at multitasking, and enjoy working one on one with patients. Dental Assistant duties range from direct patient care to record keeping. The Dental Assistant program at Arizona College sets students up for success by training them on the various instruments used in a dental office, how to perform daily tasks, assist the dentist during procedures, sterilize equipment, interact with patients, and everything else needed to keep a dental office running smoothly. The Dental Assistant has a great deal of interaction with patients, including supporting the patient during dental procedures, taking X-rays, and providing patients with postoperative instructions and general oral health information. At Arizona College, specialized programs offer accelerated morning and evening classes to help students quickly begin a rewarding career in Dental Assisting. The Dental Assisting program is four quarters, or ten weeks, in total. After students complete the on-campus portion of the program, each student participates in an off-campus clinical externship for eight weeks to gain real-world experience before entering the job market. Contact Arizona College today for more information about our Dental Assisting program and how you can get started on the path to a career as a Dental Assistant.