Dental Assisting

  • Program Length: 3 semesters, day
  • Admission Cycle: Fall semester
  • Maximum Number Admitted Annually: 20
  • More Information: Program Detail

Additional Information

Step 1: Download Admissions Requirements (MAR) Packet 
Step 2: View Allied Health Information Session (MAR) Presentation

Career Description

This program prepares individuals to assist the dentist in the delivery of dental treatment and to function as an integral member of the dental team while performing chair side and related office and laboratory procedures.

Careers Available

Dental Office Administration, Dental Assistant in one of several dental specialties, Dental Laboratory Technician, careers in Public Health and professional Education.

Entry-Level Salary

  • $18,000 – $25,000/yr.

Course of Study

Instruction includes biomedical sciences, dental sciences, clinical sciences and clinical practice. Students will gain knowledge in infection/hazard control, radiography, dental materials, preventive dentistry and clinical procedures.

Recommended Courses and Skills

High school biology, high school algebra, (or equivalent college level courses) are required for acceptance into this program.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Team player, strong communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, empathy, compassion for others and good dexterity of hands.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Dental Assisting Diploma Program, contact Cindy Edwards, Program Coordinator, at 336.757.3314 or cedwards@forsythtech.edu.