Dental Assistant

EVIT School of Health Sciences

EVIT Dental Assistant

Prepare for a dental career by learning about dental office operations such as instrument recognition and sterilization, radiography and laboratory processes, preparing patients for examinations and assisting with operational procedures. First semester, students concentrate on classroom learning, hands-on skills practice and x-ray certification.

During the second semester, skills and experience are gained through internships at local dental offices. Students are required to complete an 80-hour externship. Flexible hours may be required depending upon clinical availability. Students must provide their own transportation to job shadowing or internship sites.

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Certification available through the Dental Assisting National Board Inc. Students will complete the Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) Exam prior to clinical externship. For more information on the RHS Exam, visit

Note: Random drug testing is performed in this program.

Get started! Enroll in the EVIT Dental Assistant Program.

For announcements and updates about the Dental Assistant program, text evit to 89800. 

Course Code MC60, MC61

Prerequisites  Seniors ONLY who have taken EVIT Intro to Dental Assistant or taken at least 1 credit of Biology or Anatomy & Physiology, 'C' or better
No criminal record
On track to graduate or a plan for graduation
2.0 GPA or equivalent standardized test scores 
Length 2 semesters

Campus Locations EVIT Main Campus

Certifications Dental Assisting X-Ray Certification 

Possible Careers Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Dental Lab Technician, Dental Receptionist, Dentist in any of the dental specialties 

Average Entry Level Salary $9-$12 per hour


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