Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting

Certificate Description

Start your new career by developing skills, competencies, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to assist the dentist at chairside, and maintain and manage the dental office and reception area.

Students learn to chart; pass instruments; position patients; expose, process, and mount radiographs; pour models; mix dental materials; and assist with general dental procedures.

In addition to attending class and labs, students spend several hours in a dental office where they have the opportunity to practice the skills they have learned. Upon completion, students will be prepared for immediate employment!

Start working in the lab on the second day of class!

Infection control is a priority consideration in dental practice. With the increasing publicity surrounding hepatitis, herpes, and AIDS, dentists, dental health care workers, and consumers are becoming more aware that the dental environment is a potential source for one or more of these diseases. The prevention of cross contamination and transmission of infection to all persons, whether patients, dentists, dental health care workers, or nonclinical staff is the professional responsibility of all dental personnel. A fundamental principle of an effective infection control program is to exercise care, precautions, and effective control techniques. To achieve this goal, Bridgerland Technical College Dental Assisting has adopted policies and procedures that represent a comprehensive and practical infection control program. For more information, please contact Student Services.

In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and in an effort to minimize risk to students and staff, each student accepted into the certificate program must have documentation of current immunizations/vaccinations for tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, tuberculosis, and Hepatitis B. Immunizations/vaccinations may be waived with documentation of acceptable titer or written documentation from a physician of immunization risk.

This program is delivered face-to-face and may contain online components.

Certificate Courses

Certificate Requirements

This is a Career Ready Assessment Program: Reading Information (Level 5) and Locating Information (Level 4). Call (435) 750-3188 to schedule an appointment. Need a review? Get a sneak peek at the Assessment Center or enroll directly into the Academic Learning Center by calling (435) 753-6780.

Please note: A composite ACT score of 17 or a composite SAT score of 1210 can waive assessment requirements if taken no more than four years prior to enrollment.

This certificate program requires a non-refundable $50 background check fee. Dental students are required to provide proof of and maintain a current CPR/Basic Life Support Card. Please see the current class schedule for the Bridgerland Technical College Healthcare Provider (CPR) course.

Start working in the lab on the second day of class!

Infection control is a priority consideration in dental practice. With the increasing publicity surrounding hepatitis, herpes, and AIDS, dentists, dental health care workers, and consumers are becoming more aware that the dental environment is a potential source for one or more of these diseases. The prevention of cross contamination and transmission of infection to all persons, whether patients, dentists, dental health care workers, or nonclinical staff is the professional responsibility of all dental personnel. A fundamental principle of an effective infection control program is to exercise care, precautions, and effective control techniques. To achieve this goal, Bridgerland Technical College Dental Assisting has adopted policies and procedures that represent a comprehensive and practical infection control program. For more information, please contact Student Services.

In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and in an effort to minimize risk to students and staff, each student accepted into the certificate program must have documentation of current immunizations/vaccinations for tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, tuberculosis, and Hepatitis B. Immunizations/vaccinations may be waived with documentation of acceptable titer or written documentation from a physician of immunization risk.

 

Employment Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dental assisting jobs are growing faster than average. Population growth, greater retention of natural teeth by middle-aged and older people, and an increased focus on preventative dental care for younger generations will fuel demand for dental services.

When Can I Start?

Bridgerland Technical College is open year round. Most programs are open-entry, which means you can start the program at the first of every month as long as there is space available in the program. Because of demand, some programs have waiting lists to get in to the program. Please contact Student Services for information on those programs with waiting lists and defined starting dates.

I'm Ready To Get Started


1. Step One - Fill Out An Application

Logan Campus Application

2. Step Two: Schedule An Assessment
Please note: A composite ACT score of 17 or a composite SAT score of 1210 can waive assessment requirements (except keyboarding) if taken no more than four years prior to enrollment.Please email your scores to studentservices@btech.edu. If you do not have your scores, schedule your assessment below.

Schedule an Assessment

Is There Financial Aid?

Bridgerland Technical College participates in a variety of assistance programs that aid students in covering the costs associated with enrollment in full-time certificate programs. The Financial Aid Office provides information for grants, scholarships, and VA education benefits. Bridgerland Technical College does not participate in or endorse any loan program. The Financial Aid Office is located at the Main Campus, 1301 North 600 West. Stop by anytime or call (435) 750-3279, (435) 750-3114, or (435) 750-3204 for more information.

How much does it cost? Can I make payments? Are all tuition and fees due up front?

Most certificates take about one year to complete. Each individual certificate page has tuition and fee amounts listed. Students can be setup on a payment plan and make payments each month (due on the 1st).

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$2,795 including HIPPA and background check fee - this is an estimate. Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Monthly Payment:

$301

Estimated Books & Supplies

Cost varies by specialization and/or electives chosen.

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Campus Locations

Logan Campus - Main

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
1350 Hours - 9-11 months
Hours per Week
30 hrs/wk
Certificate Availability
High School Students:
Arranged - varies by school

Adult Students:
Logan: Flexible hours M - Th: 8am - 8pm

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education

Completion: 61%
Job Placement: 95%
Withdrawal: 39%

Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

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A Little About Bridgerland Technical College

The mission of the Bridgerland Technical College is to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and technical education to both secondary and post-secondary students through traditional and technology-enhanced methodologies.

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus 

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm (We will be open at 7:30 am on the first day of registration)

Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Brigham City Branch Campus 

In-Person Hours Brigham City Branch Campus
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

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Contact Us

Main Office
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

Toll Free: 866-701-1100
Local: 435-753-6780
TDD: 800-346-4128
Fax: 435-752-2016