15-20 hours per week
In our Dental Assistant Certificate Program, you will learn about dental anatomy, dental procedures, patient communication, infection control and medical emergencies. You will also learn how to perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, managing patient records and billing.
Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) exam and become a Certified Dental Assistant, which is recognized by many employers as a measure of competency and professionalism.
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“Iowa offers the 16th highest average salary in the nation ($41,100) for dental assistants, ranking ahead of much more populated states like California and Florida.”
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