Dental Assisting

Certificate Description

The Dental Assisting program is designed to prepare for employment of the professional Chairside Assistant. Students focus on the basics of dental assisting, nutrition, dental prevention, dental disease, infection control, instruments and tray setups for dental procedures, dental materials, anatomy, radiology, dental specialties, law and ethics, CPR, and a clinical experience.


  • Correlate the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, psychology, microbiology to the roles and responsibilities of a dental assistant.
  • Identify commonly used equipment, supplies, instrumentation, and medications used in the dental chairside setting.
  • Apply the principles of asepsis to the dental office and its environment.
  • Perform competently and safely the skills of a dental assistant.
  • Use legal, moral, and ethical principles to evaluate the care of a dental patient.
  • Demonstrate the professional attributes of a dental assistant.
  • Pass the final exam and certifications for the dental field.


Certificate Courses

Additional Requirements


  WorkKeys Assessment

Workplace Documents (Level 5), Applied Math (Level 4), and Graphic Literacy (Level 4). Schedule an appointment here.

Please note: A composite ACT score of 17 or a composite SAT score of 930 can waive assessment requirements if taken no more than four years prior to enrollment.

 CPR/Basic Life Support Card

Dental Assisting students are required to provide proof of and maintain a current CPR/Basic Life Support Card. Please see the following link for the Bridgerland Technical College BLS Provider CPR course:

 Immunization Verification

    • TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) ( current within 7 years)
    • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) (2 series injection)
    • Hepatitis B (3 series injection)

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

 Tuberculosis Test (TB Test)

The TB test is performed by your Doctor or local Health Department. It is a two-phase injection to evaluate exposure to Tuberculosis. It must be current within 12 months.

 Background Check

This certificate program requires a non-refundable $50 background check fee prior to starting the program. The background check will be completed once the admissions process is completed and the start date is determined.

For additional information on occupational profile, please click here.

Employment Outlook
What is the difference between a job and a career?
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.

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

Pre-Enrollment: WorkKeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 5), Applied Math (Level 4), and Graphic Literacy (Level 4). Schedule an appointment here or call (435) 750-3188. Need a review? Enroll directly in Academic Learning. Please note: A composite ACT score of 17 or a composite SAT score of 930 can waive assessment requirements if taken no more than four years prior to enrollment. Please email your ACT/SAT scores to If you do not have your scores, schedule your assessment below.

Schedule Appointment in Logan

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

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$3,036 - this is an estimate.
Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Equalized Payment:

$337 - based off of full-time enrollment.

Campus Locations

Logan Campus

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration

29 credits - 8-10 Months

Hours per Week

16-30 hours a week

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: 90%
Job Placement: 90%
Withdrawal: 10%

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.

Give Us a Year Get a New Career

Its never too late to get an education to better your career or go off to a University.

Hours of Operation

Logan Campus - Main
Telephone: 435-753-6780

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
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 Campus
Telephone: 435-734-0614

Student Services
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


Logan Campus - Main . 435-753-6780
1301 North 600 West, Logan, UT 84321

Brigham City Campus . 435-734-0614
325 West 1100 South Brigham City, UT 84302