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Career Area: Health Science
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 30-508-2
Approximately Less Than 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Dental hygienist and dentist with patient

Dental Assistant (Short-Term) Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Dental Assistant
Orthodontic Technician
Orthodontic Assistant
Surgical Assistant
Certified Dental Assistant

Average Median Wage


Dental Assistant (Short-Term) Programs

The short-term Dental Assistant program trains individuals to perform chair side assisting and related office and laboratory procedures under the direction and supervision of a dentist. The program includes instruction and practical experience in how to exhibit knowledge of dental equipment; identify use and care of dental instruments; expose and process radiographs; record medical and dental information; assist with dental emergencies; perform basic office procedures; and maintain an inventory of supplies.

Dental Assistant (Short-Term) Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
CVTC Dental Assistant at CVTC
Lakeshore Dental Assistant at Lakeshore
Madison College Dental Assistant at Madison College
Milwaukee Area Dental Assistant at Milwaukee Area
Northcentral Dental Assistant at Northcentral
Southwest Dental Assistant at Southwest
Waukesha County Dental Assistant at Waukesha County