Dental Assistant

This program requires a general College application and a program-specific application. See below for application steps and important dates.

Delivery: Daytime and blended online classes.
Start: Fall or Spring Semester; Full-Time.

Prerequisite and General Education/MnTC courses are available in a mix of daytime, evening, and online classes; Fall, Spring, and Summer; Full- or Part-Time.

About the Program

Admission into this program requires a special application and is highly competitive. The college may not be able to accept all applicants that meet the minimum admission standards.

The demand for certified and licensed dental assistants exists with excellent placement, salary and benefits. As a dental assistant, you will participate in a variety of tasks that include chairside assisting, patient education, polishing teeth, taking radiographs, making study models, and preparing business forms. The Dental Assistant program is designed for career opportunities as a dental assistant in private dental offices, HMO clinics, public health institutions, dental supply and insurance companies, military dental services, and dental school clinics.

Students will:

  • Provide high-quality patient care in an onsite dental clinic serving the diverse needs of the community
  • Perform a wide range of dental office operations including x-rays, chairside assisting, instrument transfer, and creating teeth impressions
  • Use your dynamic personality to educate adults and children on the importance of oral health

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Special Application Required

This program requires special admission. You must apply for general admission first before submitting the special application.

Planning for Your Program

Dental Assisting Student Handbook 2022-2023

Certification Disclosures

Program Faculty

Nicole Gresczyk
Julie Kupfer
Jackie Kaehler
Beth Rynders
Kelly Scheurer
Faculty/Program Director