Dental Assisting Degree Program

Are you ready to become a dynamic dental and oral care professional team member? Can you see yourself as a dental assistant professional working alongside dentists and hygienists to provide patient care and perform clinical procedures? Most importantly, are you ready to dive into challenging and rewarding dental assistant classes and requirements?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, you’ve come to the right place. Then, our dental assistant school can offer you what you’ve been looking for!

Dental assistants are crucial healthcare team members, supporting many aspects of oral care. With your Dental Assisting degree from WVJC, your dream career in dental assisting can become a reality.

5 Step Plan For Success

West Virginia Junior College provides its students with a structured educational and training plan designed for quick entry into specific career areas. The WVJC experience begins with classroom instruction, continues with hands-on training, and culminates in career services.

Watch the video to understand how the WVJC 5-step plan is your plan to change the direction of your life.

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“The smaller classes are such a bonus and allow one-on-one time for instructors and students. You can really focus on what you’re there to learn.”  – Kenzie Snow, WVJC Student

What You Will Learn from Our Dental Assisting Program

When you complete the requirements to receive your Dental Assisting degree, you will ultimately graduate with a wide variety of new skills and abilities, such as learning how to:

  • Assist a dentist during dental procedures
  • Perform leadership skills needed to manage a dental office
  • Educate patients on postoperative and oral healthcare
  • Expose and develop radiographs
  • Identify oral pathology
  • Manage patient records
  • Mix dental cement and prepare teeth
  • Schedule procedures
  • Sterilize dental instruments and equipment
  • Take dental impressions and perform laboratory duties

Start your path to becoming a dental assistant today by requesting information!

Applying Your Degree

Dental assistants are valued members of the dental health team, holding an array of skill sets among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental field. Successful and effective dental assistants possess technical, administrative, and people skills.

Dental assisting is a challenging and rewarding field that requires versatility and a willingness to assume responsibility for different tasks. Since dental assistants must be flexible, they could follow many different paths, including:

  • Assisting oral surgeons or orthodontists
  • Working alongside a general dentist
  • Working alongside pediatric dentists
  • Working as an assistant to an endodontist
  • Working with periodontists

At WVJC, our Dental Assisting program prepares you to follow your dreams and find the fulfilling future you’ve always wanted. Take the first step and learn more today!

Our Dental Assisting Degree Externships and Certifications

At WVJC, we know your goal is to start your dream career quickly. So we’ve designed our Dental Assisting program to meet your career goals and the needs of local employers. In addition, our programs’ externship and certification opportunities are great ways to improve your marketability to employers.

As one of your dental assistant requirements at WVJC, you will complete an externship within the program. This on-the-job training allows you to apply the skills you’ve learned in the real world with real people. This experience is invaluable and will enable you to showcase your skills to employers hiring dental assistants.

When you complete our dental assistant classes, you will be qualified to sit for the Nationally Registered Credentialed Dental Assistant (NRCDA) certification*.

Start your path to becoming a dental assistant today by requesting information!

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/ Included in Tuition/Fees.

“WVJC has been a great help in furthering my education.” – Elzada Allman, WVJC Student

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Scholarship Information

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