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.
- Dental Assistant — Associate in Applied Science Degree (64 credits)
- Dental Assistant — Diploma (48 credits)
- Dental Practice Management — Certificate (16 credits)
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.
- 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
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Cost & Financial Aid
As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.
Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs qualify for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College’s Federal School Code is 010546.
Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.
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211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Advanced planning is critical when you transfer.
Transfer Planning - Articulation Agreements
These agreements help students transfer to four-year institutions.
Potential Job Titles
- Dental Assistants
Average Wage: $21.94/hour
Top Earners: $28.37/hour