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Dental Assistant
The Dental Assistant program provides the student with the knowledge and hands-on practice necessary to work along with a dentist in delivering care.
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About the Program

Dental Assistant - 9 Month Diploma Program (day), 19 Month Diploma Program (eve)

The Dental Assistant program provides the student with the knowledge and hands-on practice in working along with a dentist in delivering care to the patient. The student is provided with the opportunity to prepare tray setups and work with dental instruments and materials. Students also learn the basics of x-ray filming, oral heath care, dental lab techniques, and other chairside assisting techniques. You are also given the opportunity to obtain skills working in an administrative capacity within the dental office. The program concludes with an externship to a local dental facility to provide hands-on working experience. The program is designed for the person with little or no experience in the field.

Certification Opportunities

The Dental Assistant program is designed to prepare the students to sit for the Dental Assistant National Board Radiology(DANB) Health & Safety exam and the DANB Infection Control Exam at the completion of training. Certification is not a requirement for graduation.

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Dr. Nicole Johnson Dr. Nicole Johnson, D.M.D. | Owner, Dentist As the new owner of Family Dental Care it is reassuring to know that the Dental Assistants that I have on staff come from Great Lakes Institute of Technology. The training and experience that they received shows in their confidence and the efficient work that they provide to the practice and my patients.
Dr. Nicole Johnson Dr. Bruce Johnson, D.M.D. | Owner, Dentist Whenever we have a staffing need, the first thing we do is call Great Lakes. Because of the comprehensive training students receive, they are productive from day one! We have had great success with prior students and would absolutely continue hiring Great Lakes graduates.
Dr. Nicole Johnson Dr. Blaine Bell D.M.D. | Owner, Dentist If you want to be a Dental Assistant, Great Lakes is a great place to start!
Corina Loomis Corina Loomis | Dental Assistant Great Lakes is a very good school. People are always friendly and they always make it fun to learn. Thank you Great Lakes for giving me guidance.