Making people smile is always nice. But making people’s smiles is a great career! As one of only four training programs in Missouri accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation and the American Dental Association, our Dental Assisting Technology is an ideal start to your path as a dental assistant.
Our 11-month curriculum starts in July each year and prepares you for the Certified Dental Assisting exam, a nationally recognized certification offered through the Dental Assisting National Board. You’ll learn a variety of tasks, including transferring instruments, mixing restorative materials, taking impressions, providing oral hygiene instruction, performing coronal polishes, and exposing and evaluating X-rays. After graduation, you’ll also be eligible for Missouri Dental Board approved Expanded Function Dental Assisting permits, which will allow you perform even more duties while assisting a Missouri-licensed dentist.
You’ll earn three distinct dental credentials:
Priority consideration deadline is December 5th.
We believe time-on-task has to be part of your education. That means time spent learning from experienced instructors in real-world environments and real-world situations. That’s why the State Tech campus is home to more than 50 labs, an automotive bay, aviation hangar, and 40+ acres of land dedicated to our heavy equipment operations program.