How to Become a Dental Assistant

Prerequisites for Attending a Dental Assisting Program

Before you start the program, there are a few dental assistant program requirements to complete. You must have a high school diploma or the equivalent general education degree from an accredited school. It’s a good idea to have a basic understanding and knowledge of subjects like biology, chemistry, and anatomy. Your dental assistant training will also include the pertinent training required in these subjects to get you ready for your future jobs in the field.

It’s also helpful to do a little bit of research so you have an idea of the role of a dental assistant in an office. Assistants are hired to support dental hygienists and dentists in caring for patients’ dental care and oral health needs. They work under the supervision of dentists doing things like:

  • Scheduling appointments
  • Preparing patients for treatment
  • Taking blood pressure
  • Getting materials ready for an appointment or procedure
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Exposing x-rays
  • Providing patient education on oral care (brushing and flossing)
  • Assisting during dental procedures

Get Started Today! Ready to learn more about the Michigan Dental Assisting School’s programs and start on the path to your dream of becoming a dental assistant? Fill out a form online and we’ll get in touch with you, or you can give us a call at 248-952-9811 today.

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