Dental Assisting


Students will work on classmates and bring in patients for learning non-invasive procedures such as suctioning and taking impressions. The classroom/lab portion will primarily be held on campus, but also includes field trips and some hybrid distance education days, where the students will be given assignments to do off site.This is a valuable introduction in to the dental field for students interested in becoming chair-side assistants, hygienists, lab technicians, specialty assistants, dentists, product representatives, etc.

The Dental Assisting Externship is completed after the classroom/lab portion of the program. In this segment, the students works on-site at a dental office where the students observes and assists in daily tasks. This gives the students hands-on experience in the industry and a chance to practice the skills they have learned throughout the program.

Students will be responsible to arrange their own externship site, in coordination with the instructor. Students are expected to have at least 15 hours per week during the externship.

The Dental Assisting Program consists of classroom and lab and trains students in all aspects of both clinical chairside assisting as well as introduction to office administration.

Clinical Chairside includes:

  • Chairside and laboratory procedures
  • Sterilization
  • Preparing instruments/materials for use
  • Charting
  • Obtaining dental x-rays
  • Medical emergency skills

Office Administration includes:

  • Introduction to front office and customer service
  • Entering patient records and data
  • Privacy of health information
  • Basic software knowledge

Certificates and Licensures

  1. MTECH Program Certificate in Dental Assisting
  2. Healthcare Provider BLS and First Aid Certification
  3. OSHA Certification
  4. Radiology Certification

Program Snapshot

  Registration Eligibility: Adults and high school seniors only.

  Registration Availability: Registration for Fall 2019 opens April 23, 2019 at 8:00 am online on the MTECH Registration Portal and remains open until classes are full. It is recommended to create your MTECH Student Portal account in advance.

  Program Length: 750 Hours. This works out to be approximately 250 calendar days not including weekends and holidays.

  Times: Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings. See schedule details below.

  Locations: MTECH Lehi Main, Orem and Spanish Fork Campuses

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is eligible for Financial Aid and Veterans Assistance.   +Learn More

  Gainful Employment Disclosure

  Articulation Agreements: Completion awards 2 extra points on UVU Dental Hygiene application.

Prerequisites

  High School Students: Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.

  Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. No appointment is necessary. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.

  New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to first day of class.  To learn more visit mtec.edu/nso.

Schedule

SECTIONLOCATIONROOMSTARTENDSTARTENDDAYS
Fall 2019Lehi2128/20/20195/1/20207:30 AM10:30 AMM-F
Fall 2019Lehi2128/20/20195/1/202011:30 AM2:30 PMM-F
Fall 2019Lehi2128/20/20195/1/20206:00 PM9:00 PMM-F
Fall 2019Orem1108/20/20195/1/20207:30 AM10:30 AMM-F
Fall 2019Orem1108/20/20195/1/202011:30 AM2:30 PMM-F
Fall 2019Spanish Fork1188/20/20195/1/20207:30 AM10:30 AMM-F
Fall 2019Spanish Fork1188/20/20195/1/202011:45 PM2:45 PMM-F
Fall 2019Heber221TBDTBD7:30 AM10:30 AMM-F

This is a Hybrid Program. Students attend Monday-Thursday during registered class time. On Fridays, students work online

Tuition and Fees

ItemCostNotes
Registration Fee$40.00 
Program Fees$450.00 Includes facilities fee
Internship Tuition$540.00High school and adult students
Tuition$960.00Adult Students Only
total:$1,990.00 All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

Materials and Supplies

ItemCostNotes
Modern DA Bundle$169.00 
Administrative DA Bundle$109.00 
DA Pocket Guide$55.00 
eBook Supplement$0.00 
DA Training Modules$30.00 
TB Test$20.00 
Hepatitis B (Series 3)$120.00 
Dental Convention$0.00 
Scrubs$24.00 
total:$525.00 

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