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Dental Assistant

at Hibbing Community College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 40
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

A program that prepares individuals to provide patient care, take dental radiographs (x-ray photographs), prepare patients and equipment for dental procedures, and discharge office administrative functions under the supervision of dentists and dental hygienists. Includes instruction in medical record-keeping, general office duties, reception and patient intake, scheduling, equipment maintenance and sterilization, basic radiography, pre- and post-operative patient care and instruction, chairside assisting, taking tooth and mouth impressions, and supervised practice. After successfully completing the program, students are eligible to take the National Chair-side Assisting certification exam and the Minnesota Registration exam. LENGTH OF PROGRAM: Diploma - 40 credits; A.A.S - 72 credits

Program Locations

  • Hibbing Community College 55746

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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Hibbing Community College
Hibbing Community College
1515 East 25th St. Hibbing, MN 55746 Toll-Free: (800) 224-4422 Local: (218) 262-7207 TTY: (218) 262-7204 Email: