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The American Dental Association

"The duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office. The dental assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills."
— American Dental Association

Dental Assistants work in a variety of dental practices. Our graduates have careers in:

  • General Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral Surgery
  • Endodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics

Dental Assisting Career Information

As a Dental Assistant, you will benefit from the information provided by the American Dental Association (ADA), as well as information regarding dental assisting programs and dental assisting careers.

Additional information regarding salaries for dental assistants can be found at onetonline.

Dental Assistants also benefit from membership in the ADAA, (American Dental Assistants Association).

Upon completion of a Dental Assisting program or work experience as a Dental Assistant, you are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Exam (DANB). Upon passing the DANB, you will receive the Certified Dental Assistant Credential, or CDA, which exhibits a high degree of professionalism in the field of Dental Assisting.

Once you have received your CDA, you will maintain the CDA credential by accruing 12 continuing education credits annually, which can be accomplished by attending the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention (RMDC), held each January at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

Giving back to community is highly encouraged, and participating in the Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) each year in Colorado is an excellent opportunity to serve the underserved in our community.

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