Dental Certificate & Degree Programs

Local trade schools and online technical colleges with accredited dental career certificate training classes and associate’s degree courses. Popular programs include:

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Schools with Dental Certificate & Degree Programs

All listed colleges are accredited and have financial aid assistance for those who qualify.

This is only a sample of schools offering dental programs.

What Dental Hygienists Do

Dental hygienists prep the patient’s mouth for the dentist. They clean the teeth, examine the mouth for signs of any concerning oral conditions like gum disease or oral cancer. They also will document the visit and educate the patient on preventative measure. Dental hygienists take x-rays and apply tooth sealants/protectants. Hygienists use tools to clean teeth and gums and they may use lasers, as well

What Does A Dental Assistant Do?

  • Assist dentist during procedure
  • Prepare the patient for treatment
  • Take patient’s medical history
  • Make sure equipment is maintained
  • Discuss aftercare with patients