Dental Assistant

The Certified Dental Assistant performs many tasks, ranging from patient care to record keeping in a general dental office under the direct supervision of the Dentist. Dental Assistants work in general or specialty dental practices such as Orthodontists, Endodontists, and Periodontists offices. This program will provide the knowledge needed for a beginner in dental assisting. The Certified Dental Support Tech is employable in any general or specialty business or clinical position.

Potential Job Outlooks for Certified Dental Support Technicians include Certified Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, and Dental Laboratory Technician.




6 Months


Dental Assistant

Medical Terminology

Anatomy and Physiology

Professional Office Development (POD)

Clinical Externship

Program Total Duration

10 Weeks

3 Weeks

3 Weeks

2 Weeks

4 Weeks

22 Weeks

Courses & Program Duration:

Dental Assistant – 10 Weeks

Medical Terminology – 3 Weeks

Anatomy and Physiology – 3 Weeks

Professional Office Development (POD) – 2 Weeks

Clinical Externship – 4 Weeks

Program Total Duration – 22 Weeks


Dental Support Technician Certification (DSTC)

American Medical Certification Association

certification information

Possible Career Paths

  • Certified Dental Assistant
  • Expanded Function Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Laboratory Technician

Job & Program Information

Job Outlook

According to, there are over 332,000 jobs you are eligible to apply for when certified with Certified Dental Assistant. This industry is one of the largest in the country.

Earning Potential

The average salary for Certified Dental Assistant is $37,630 per year according to This could be your potential future income!


The Dental Support Technician Certification will make you eligible and standout for the ideal job that you’ve always dreamed of!


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