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 Main Campus||212||8/16/2022||5/12/2023||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
|Fall 2022||Lehi Main Campus||212||8/16/2022||5/12/2023||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||M-F|
|Fall 2022||Lehi Main Campus||212||8/16/2022||5/12/2023||6:00 PM||9:00 PM||M-F|
|Fall 2022||Spanish Fork Campus||118||8/16/2022||5/12/2023||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
|Fall 2022||Spanish Fork Campus||118||8/16/2022||5/12/2023||11:45 AM||2:45 PM||M-F|
|Fall 2022||Wasatch West Campus||221||8/16/2022||5/12/2023||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
|Fall 2022||Wasatch West Campus||221||8/16/2022||5/12/2023||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||M-F|
|Spring 2023||Orem Campus||110||1/17/2023||TBD||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
|Spring 2023||Orem Campus||110||1/17/2023||TBD||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||M-F|
Total hours: 750
|Industry Exam Fee:||$0.00|
|Required Materials||Quantity||Notes (ISBN numbers, etc)||Cost|
|Modern Dental Assisting Textbook and Workbook; 13th Edition||1||978-032-376-4605||$149.35|
|Dental Instrument Pocket Guide, 7th Edition||1||978-032-367-2436||$45.75|
|Dental Assisting Course Modules; August 2022 Edition||1||Available in MTECH Bookstores||$45.00|
|Infection Control Gown; 3-pack||1||Available in MTECH Bookstores||$8.00|
|TB Test||1||Cost may vary depending on health insurance||$20.00|
|Hepatitis B (series of 3)||1||Cost may vary depending on health insurance||$120.00|
|Scrubs||2||Ordered through AllHeart according to your program||$100.00|
|Total Cost of Required Materials||$488.10|
|Optional Materials||Notes (ISBN numbers, quantity, etc)||Cost|
|Colored Pencils||8 color minimum||$3.00|
|Total Cost of Optional Materials||$3.00|
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.