In this program the student will study ways to control and prevent dental disease as well as teach patients preventative dental care. Training to expose and process dental x-rays as well as perform chair-side skills and state-expanded functions are covered. Students are prepared to take state and national written examinations required for registration and certification as dental assistants. A registered certified dental assistant becomes a member of the dental team, and finds employment in all types of dental offices. (Brainerd Campus).