Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting

Certificate Description

Begin a rewarding career as a Dental Assistant working together with a team of dental professionals in providing quality patient care. Dental Assistants increase the efficiency of the dental office by performing a wide range of clinical, interpersonal and administrative skills.

Join our program and utilize your training in a healthcare field that is always in high demand, enjoys flexible working hours and has great opportunities for career development and advancement. The Dental Assisting program provides students the knowledge and skills needed to assist dentists in the delivery of quality oral health care. 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!

 

Certificate Courses

Additional Requirements

Career Ready Assessment: 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 BLS 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, TB (within the last 12 months), and Hepatitis B. Immunizations/vaccinations may be waived with documentation of acceptable titer or written documentation from a physician of immunization risk.

 

Employment Outlook
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The words career and job are very different. To be specific, a job is what you show up to for work; a career spans your lifetime and includes your education, training, professional memberships, and is something you love doing.

Step 1 - Let's Get Started - Admissions

Bridgerland Technical College is open year round. Most programs are open-entry, open-exit, which means you can start the program at the first of every month as long as there is space available. Please contact SSA's for questions about this program, or check start dates.

The first step is to fill out the application for Bridgerland Technical College

Logan Campus Application

Step 2 - Assessment

Pre-Enrollment: Career Ready Assessment: 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. Please email your ACT/SAT scores to studentservices@btech.edu. If you do not have your scores, schedule your assessment below.

Schedule an Assessment

Step 3 - Enrollment and Registration

Once the Assessment/ACT has been approved, the next step is to meet with a Student Services Representative to complete your enrollment. You will declare your starting date, enrolled hours, and set up your payment schedule. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions, Student Services can be reached at 435-753-6780 or studentservices@btech.edu.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$3,004 - this is an estimate.
Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Monthly Payment:

$429

Campus Locations

Logan Campus - Main

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
1080 Hours - 8-9 Months
Hours per Week
30 hrs/wk
Certificate Availability
High School Students:
Arranged - varies by school

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

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education

Completion: 67%
Job Placement: 85%
Withdrawal: 33%

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 - Main

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

Logan Campus - 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