Dental Assisting


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Dental Assisting program

In DATC's Utah Dental Assisting program, students learn to obtain and record medical and dental histories as well as vital signs of the patient, instruct the patient in oral hygiene and plaque control, and provide pre and postoperative instructions as prescribed by the dentist. The student will set up instrument trays; sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment; expose, develop and mount diagnostic dental radiographs; make dental impressions and study casts; clean and polish the coronal portion of the teeth; and apply topical fluorides to strengthen teeth. Administrative instruction includes scheduling appointments, receiving payments, completing insurance forms and maintaining patient records. Students in the Dental Assisting course are required to complete a non-paid externship by working in two different dental settings. Have questions? Call us today at 801-981-4529 to find out more about getting started in the Dental Assisting training.

Admissions Requirements Details
Estimated Cost1 $2,916.00
Program Start Date Open Enrollment Year Round
Classroom Availability 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM Mo Tu We Th Fr 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM Mo Tu We Th Fr 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM Mo Tu We Th
Program Length 1200 hours (13 months)
Location Davis Applied Technology College
Course Descriptions Details
Course Requirements Details
Adult College Admission Fee $40.00
Adult Tuition and Fees Details
High School Fees $40.00
Books and Supplies Details
Certificate Processing Fee $15.00
Pell Grants Apply
Scholarships Eligible
Veterans Eligible
Certificates DATC Certificate of Program Completion

Industry Certifications
Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Certification Certified Dental Assisting (CDA)
DATC Continuing Education Department Certification Utah State Board of Dental Examiners Radiology (for Dental Assistants)
DATC (offered as part of the Dental Assisting program) Certification Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Gainful Employment
Utah Job Outlook
Utah Wage $9.23 - $17.53
Work Requirements
Placement Rates 91%
College Credit N/A
College/University N/A
  1. Verify you meet program Admissions Requirements
  2. Complete the DATC Admissions process:
  3. Meet with an Enrollment Technician in Student Services
  4. Start Class
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