Earn a Dental Assisting Certification

The Dental Assisting certification program develops practical skills required for entry-level careers in dentist offices, orthodontist offices, clinics, and hospital settings!

This 3-month, fast-paced Dental Assisting Certification offers students practical and academic training to develop skills needed to perform as an assistant in a dental practice.

View Schedule and Registration Form

Why Earn a Dental Assisting Certification

Why Earn a Dental Assisting Certification

Blue Ridge CTC's Dental Assisting certification program develops competencies to work in tandem with dentists and hygienists for delivering quality and corrective dental care. The program allows students to:

    • Learn foundational concepts of Dentistry and Dental Assisting.
    • Develop competencies to manage various clinical tasks and responsibilities.
    • Prepare to potentially seek employment in dentist offices, hospitals, and similar facilities.

367,000

New Jobs

For dental assistants and similar professions, predicted by BLS between 2020-30.

Train in

Three Months!

This fast tracked training program can be completed in just three months!

Before Bg
  • Calendar Icon

    3-months

    Certification Program
  • Laptop icon

    Format

    In-Person
  • Assistent Icon

    5

    Credit Hours
Interested in the start date of this program?

Contact Us

Plan a Rewarding Career with a Dental Assisting Certification

Learn skills required to work as a Dental Assistant from industry experts!. The Dental Assisting certification program imparts in-demand clinical and administrative skills needed in the workforce.

The Dental Assisting certification program provides awareness in the legal aspects of dentistry and dental assisting along with the clinical concepts including oral anatomy.

Dental Assisting Certification
Curriculum Overview

What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

With our Dental Assistant certification program, students receive hands-on instructions from trained faculty in the essentials of dental assisting.

Throughout the program, students learn core concepts in dental assisting such as the history of dentistry and dental assisting, introduction to the dental office, legal aspects of dental assisting and dentistry, policies and guidelines, and more. Our program equips students to:

    • Gain a strong understanding of foundational theories of dentistry and dental assisting.
    • Learn clinical concepts such as oral anatomy, tooth structure, primary and permanent teeth, oral cavity and related structures, dental anesthesia, and more.
    • Learn to sterilize instruments, order supplies, and other office administration duties.
    • Develop professional skills to work as a key member of the healthcare team to deliver quality dental care.

View Catalog

Build Future with Blue Ridge CTC

Blue Ridge CTC facilitates inclusive learning opportunities and a collaborative campus environment to support personal and professional growth.

  • 4000+

    Students
    Per Semester
  • 60+

    Degree & Certificate Programs

  • 14:1

    Student-Faculty Ratio

  • Fully

    Accredited

Ready for More Information?

Schedule a Virtual Appointment

Ready to Visit Campus?

Schedule a Campus Tour

[testimonial_view id="6"]

Have Questions? Talk With an Admissions Counselor Today!

Admissions Counselors and Academic Advisors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College help students navigate career paths throughout their academic career.


Have Questions

Worried About Financing? Many Options Exist for Financial Aid.

Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to a quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child pay for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
    • Student Work-Study Opportunities
    • Student Loans
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

Get Financial Aid

Rectangle-130 Icon Rectangle-129 Icon

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions about Blue Ridge CTC’s Dental Assisting certification program? We can help!

With a fast-paced and economical Dental Assistant certification, students gain foundational knowledge to potentially seek entry as dental assistants within the local economy.

The Blue Ridge CTC Dental Assisting certification develops real-world skills through hands-on training and expert guidance from industry experts.

The Dental Assistant certification program supports students in learning core concepts and theories required to become dental assistants in premier caregiving settings. The program imparts industry-specific skills and knowledge required to deliver quality dental care and execute various clinical and administrative tasks with utmost confidence.

Disclaimer

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

Need Help Finding More Information?
Talk to Our Counselors Today!

Increase Font SizeDecrease Font Size