Arizona College’s dental assistant program takes a total of four quarters (38 weeks) to complete. After completing the on-campus portion of the program, you’ll participate in an off-campus, eight-week clinical externship that provides you with real-world, hands-on experience in a dental practice setting.
Becoming a dental assistant is a rewarding challenge and smart career move. Dental assisting is a growing, competitive field with a strong job outlook. If you are organized and detail-oriented, have good interpersonal/listening skills, enjoy working with your friends, and have a desire to help others, then a career as a dental assistant might be for you!
Dental assistants work alongside dentists and dental hygienists to provide patient care during procedures and examinations.
Dental work environments may include: General Practice Offices, Pediatric Dental Offices, Cosmetic Dentistry Offices, Orthodontic Offices, and Dental Laboratories.
It is important for dental assistants to be able to help keep patients calm and comfortable, so the dentist can perform procedures as needed.
Due to COVID-19 we have implemented strict health and safety protocols including temperature checks, mask wearing, sanitizing, and distancing to protect our students and staff.
Begin your journey to becoming a certified dental assistant with the Dental Assisting Training Program at Arizona College. Two of the component exams necessary for certification, Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) and Infection Control (ICE), can be completed during this program. RHS and ICE have no eligibility requirements.
All Arizona College campuses are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a U.S. Department of Education-recognized national accrediting agency.
The Pharmacy Technician program at Arizona College, Glendale is ASHP accredited. Accreditation is the act of granting credit or recognition, especially to an educational institution that maintains quality and compliance with the ASHP standards.