Dental Assistant Program Overview
Dental Assistants work closely with dentists and dental hygienists. They are healthcare professionals and often wear safety glasses, surgical masks, protective clothing, and gloves. This role might be ideal for those who enjoy working with their hands and do not want to sit behind a desk. Dental Assistants provide critical support in the dental office, essentially acting as the dentist’s extra hands.
At Unitek, aspiring Dental Assistants gain the skills they need in as little as 10 months. The dynamic curriculum combines traditional instruction, simulation training, and a supervised externship. Courses cover key aspects of the profession, which include topics like sterilization techniques, medical emergencies, dental X-rays, impressions, and dental instruments.