Our 2013 graduates had 100% passage rates on all three Dental Assistant National Board Exams on their first attempts! 100 percent of graduates passed with scores above the state and national averages!
Dental assistants perform patient care, office and laboratory duties. They work chair side as dentists examine and treat patients. Dentists want assistants who are reliable, who can work well with others and have good manual dexterity.
Employment is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2022. Dental assistants are expected to be among the fastest growing occupations over the next several years. Dentists are expected to hire more assistants to perform routine tasks so they can devote their time to more profitable procedures. As the baby-boom generation grows older, this will result in the need for more dental services.
What/Where the jobs are
Most dental assistants work in private dental offices. Some work in dental schools, private and government hospitals, state and local public health departments and clinics. Take a virtual tour of MCC's Dental Assisting Lab.
Quick Facts: Dental Assistants
|$34,500 per year
$16.59 per hour
|Postsecondary non-degree award|
|25% (Much faster than average)|
Dental assisting forms
Elaine Peterson, Elaine.Peterson@iavalley.edu
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