Dental assistant programs prepare students to work closely with dentists and ensure that dental practices are operating with a high degree of efficiency.
Students can earn a Diploma in Dental Assistant at Anthem College—Beaverton (Portland, Oregon). The program focuses on hands-on learning that emphasizes chairside skills, radiography and laboratory procedures. Other courses address polishing and dental health.
A professional development course rounds out the program with critical information for all allied health professionals, and covers topics such as universal precautions and OSHA guidelines.
Portland is a major metropolitan area that should mirror the overall positive career outlook in the US for dental assistants. The region is noted for its excellent healthcare facilities that include a Veterans Administration medical center and the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry. In addition, a recent report from Georgetown University says that people whose education is related to a specific allied health career are more likely to become employed.
After satisfactorily completing coursework, students are placed in an externship. The externship gives students an opportunity to practice and further develop their skills in real-world settings, and can give them an edge to compete for positions as a chairside assistant or dental receptionist.
At Anthem College, we care about our students and want to provide an educational experience that supports their personal and academic goals. We offer:
If you are interested in this program but do not have a high school diploma or GED, give us a call and we can talk about your options.
Learn more about our dental assistant program by calling us at 888-852-7272. You can also fill out the provided information form and one of our representatives will contact you.
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