To be an effective Dental Assistant you will need to understand the in’s and out’s of clinical practice and office administration. In MTECH’s Dental Assisting program, you will have the opportunity to learn and develop your skills in real-life settings and externships.
The Dental Assisting Program consists of classroom and lab, and trains students in all aspects of both clinical chair-side assisting as well as an introduction to office administration.
You will have the opportunity to work on classmates and bring in patients for learning non-invasive procedures like suctioning and taking impressions. The classroom/lab portion will be held on campus but also includes field trips and some hybrid assignments to do off-site. This valuable introduction into the dental field will prepare you for a successful career as chair-side assistants, hygienists, lab technicians, specialty assistants, dentists, product representatives, etc.
During the Dental Assisting program you will also complete an externship. This may be completed simultaneously with the classroom/lab portion or may be completed after the course. During your externship you will be able to work on-site at a dental office to observe and assist in daily tasks. This valuable hands-on experience gives you an introduction to the industry and gives you a chance to practice the skills learned throughout the program.
Students will be responsible to arrange their own externship site, in coordination with the instructor. Students are required to have at least 15 hours per week while doing the externship in Term 4. After the grading period, students complete their externship at their own pace, but it must be completed by July 31st.
Clinical coursework may include, but is not limited to chairside and laboratory procedures, sterilization, preparing instruments/materials, charting, obtaining dental x-rays, and medical emergency skills.
Office Administration coursework may include front office soft skills, customer service, entering patient records and data, privacy of health information, and basic software knowledge.
Adults and high school seniors only.
Registration for the 2022-2023 school year opens April 20, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. online on the MTECH Student Portal and remains open until classes are full. It is recommended to create your MTECH Student Portal account in advance.
|Fall 2022||Lehi||212||8/16/2022||4/20/2023||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
|Fall 2022||Lehi||212||8/16/2022||4/20/2023||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||M-F|
|Fall 2022||Lehi||212||8/16/2022||4/20/2023||6:00 PM||9:00 PM||M-F|
|Fall 2022||Spanish Fork||118||8/16/2022||4/20/2023||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
|Fall 2022||Spanish Fork||118||8/16/2022||4/20/2023||11:45 PM||2:45 PM||M-F|
|Fall 2022||Wasatch West||221||8/16/2022||4/20/2023||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
|Fall 2022||Wasatch West||221||8/16/2022||4/20/2023||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||M-F|
|Spring 2023||Orem||110||1/17/2023||9/27/2023||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
|Spring 2023||Orem||110||1/17/2023||9/27/2023||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||M-F|
*Students will have 2 hours each week for hybrid in place of being in class one day each week.
*One class period each week will be replaced with a three hour hybrid assignment. Students will complete a 270 hour externship upon completion of the class.
Program Hours: 750 hours
*Total includes tuition, fees, materials, and optional materials.
|Modern Dental Assisting Textbook/Workbook||$170.00||13th Edition; ISBN: 978-0323764605|
|Dental Instrument Pocket Guide||$50.00||7th edition; ISBN: 978-0323672436|
|Dental Assisting Training Modules||$35.00||August 2020 edition|
|TB Test||$20.00||Cost Typically Ranges between $5 and $20 depending on the facility|
|Hepatitis B (series of 3)||$120.00||$40/each|
|Dental Convention||$0.00||Registration is included in fees; This is a two-day event in Salt Lake City; parking and food is extra|
|Scrubs||$48.00||Available in MTECH Bookstore; cost is for two sets|
|Infection Control Gown||$8.00||3-pack; Available in MTECH Bookstore|
At MTECH, you will join an exclusive group of graduates who benefit from a commitment to excellence shared by everyone at the school. From instructors who deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum to academic and career counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student.