Get the Training You Need in as few as 9 Months!
Are you interested in a career in the medical field in which you can help others in a hands-on way? Are you considering a career as a Dental Assistant? Dental Assistants work closely with dentists to provide quality patient care. If a career as a Dental Assistant sounds interesting to you, then consider IntelliTec College for your training. Read on to find out how IntelliTec can train you to enter this rewarding field in as few as 9 months!
No matter where you live, there is a demand for quality dental care, and skilled dental assistants are now in high demand nationwide. As the country’s population ages, and ongoing research continues to link oral health to overall general health, the demand for preventive dental services and the professionals that provide them increases. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for dental assistants is expected to grow by 11% from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. This growth is projected to create nearly 40,000 new jobs nationwide during this 10 year period. Dental assistants are nearly always employed by dental practices, and work closely with a dentist. Most dental assistants work full time; others work part-time or enjoy flexible schedules.
If you are interested in becoming a dental assistant it is a great idea to enroll in a quality training program. Dental assistant training is hands-on and requires hundreds of hours of practice. IntelliTec College offers an excellent Dental Assistant program that can be completed in as few as 9 months. IntelliTec is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and offers the dental assistant training program at their Grand Junction campus. At IntelliTec, all courses are taught by industry professionals in a hands-on learning environment.
At IntelliTec, students learn in the classroom and then apply their skills in a modern clinical setting by performing practical laboratory tasks and procedures. The Dental Assistant certificate program includes an externship at an approved outside facility. Externships provide students with supervised on-the-job training and the opportunity to practice skills learned throughout the program and gain specialized knowledge of individual skills. In addition to the externship component, IntelliTec students are able to apply their learning through the campus’ community dental clinic, in which the Grand Junction community can obtain free or low-cost dental care, while IntelliTec students gain valuable work experience performing dental procedures such as x-rays and impressions. In the spirit of community service, IntelliTec also works closely with other community outreach providers, such as Remote Area Medical (https://www.ramusa.org), to provide dental services to the underserved rural community. On October 4 and 5, 2019, Dental students at IntelliTec will be going to help at the Colorado Mission Of Mercy (https://comom.org/), to give no-cost dental evaluations, cleanings, fillings, root canals and extractions as needed. As with the other clinics IntelliTec has sponsored, students benefit from the practical application of the skills they have been training for, and the public benefits from the community service provided.
Graduates of IntelliTec’s dental assistant program will be prepared to function as entry level dental assistants, and assume the responsibilities of performing chairside assisting procedures, maintaining and supplying clinical areas, scheduling patient appointments, maintaining patient charts and records, producing dental radiographs of diagnostic quality, as well as positioning and preparing patients for treatment or surgery. IntelliTec graduates are prepared to sit for the following certifications:
- National Entry Level Dental Assistant Exam through the Dental Assistant National Board (DANB)
- Infection Control
- Anatomy & Physiology
If training to become a dental assistant with IntelliTec sounds interesting to you, don’t wait any longer! Contact us today to find out how you can join this rewarding field in as few as 9 months! Our helpful and friendly Admissions Representatives can answer your questions, schedule you a tour of our Grand Junction campus, or help you begin the enrollment process. You can make your goals a reality with IntelliTec College!