Do you consider yourself a people person who loves caring for others? Have you ever thought about becoming a dental assistant? Enter this exciting program and begin a fulfilling career in dentistry with the Dental Assisting program!
A diploma or certificate from Gwinnett Tech prepares you to enter the growing field of healthcare. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts an 18% job growth for dental assistants from 2014 – 2024. This program trains students to care for patients in dental offices, preparing them for dental treatments. Students gain hands on training including: instruction in dental assisting with chair-side and laboratory procedures, adjunctive patient care, dental office management, infection control and patient education.
This program is offered at Gwinnett Tech’s Lawrenceville campus.
This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and the American Dental Association (ADA)
What are my program options?
- Dental Assisting, Diploma
- Advanced Dental Assisting, Certificate
- Basic Dental Assisting, Certificate
Take the first step towards this career and apply for next semester! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you’re looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join!
Gwinnett Tech builds relationships with local subject-matter experts to develop advisory boards, who provide feedback that ensures we deliver relevant industry-specific curriculum for today’s high-demand careers. See who serves on our Dental Assisting advisory board.
Interested in learning more about this program? Attend one of our monthly information sessions to talk with faculty and learn more about the program and clinical experiences.
What can I expect from this program?
Students gain hands-on training including instruction in dental assisting with chair-side and laboratory procedures, adjunctive patient care, dental office management, infection control and patient education.
Tell me about this program and certifications offered.
This program gives students the confidence and skills needed to begin their career in this exciting field. Graduates of the program receive the Georgia Radiation Safety and Expanded Duties certification and are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board exam.
What career options will I have?
- Dental Assistant
- Expanded Duties Assistant
- Dental Specialty Assistant
- Oral Surgery
- Periodontic Assistant, etc
- Front Office Assistant
How much will it cost?
Gwinnett Tech offers affordability at $100 per credit hour + fees. Great opportunities for scholarships and financial aid with HOPE Grant, HOPE scholarship, HOPE Career Grants and more!