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Dental Assisting

at Northwest Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 45
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Dental Assisting program provides knowledge necessary for the dental assistant to assist in performing general clinical assisting and support functions, intraoral clinical procedures, business office procedures and laboratory tasks. The curriculum includes content in general studies; biomedical, dental, and clinical sciences; clinical practice; and additional intraoral clinical functions. Certain biomedical and dental science courses offered in the curriculum are common to both Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene majors. Graduates are eligible to write the Dental Assisting National Board Certification Exam and the Minnesota State Board of Dentistry Registration Exam.

Program Locations

  • Northwest Technical College, Bemidji 56601

Labor Market Information

  • Dental Assistants

  • Median wage: $21.08/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • College Health Specialties Teachers

  • Median wage: $74,801/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
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Northwest Technical College
Northwest Technical College
905 Grant Ave. S.E. Bemidji, MN 56601 Toll-Free: (800) 942-8324 Local: (218) 333-6647 TTY: (218) 333-6691