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Dental Assisting

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Adult Students Only

Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient, office, and laboratory duties. During appointments, you will hand dentists instruments and assist with routine procedures. Prepare instruments and materials, update health and dental records, instruct patients on post-operative and general oral-health care, and take impressions. You will spend a minimum of 300 hours assisting dentists in real clinic situations. You will take courses to earn state certifications in Radiation, Nitrous Oxide, Sealants, and Coronal Polish, as well as take the National Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) examination. This is a CODA Accredited Program.

Program Highlights
  • Perform digital x-rays, chair-side assistance, and explore dental specialties using the latest instruments and techniques
  • Assist professionals chair-side in an on-site clinic providing dental care to under-served community members
  • Deliver high-quality patient care through advanced clinical experiences in dental offices
Career Focus
Prepared for national certification, immediate employment, and further education
Certifications  |  Clinicals/Career Coaching |  Work-based Experiences


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Steps to Apply

  1. Apply Online
  2. Follow instructions in application confirmation email.
  3. Review Application Booklet
  4. Review Information Session Presentation
Completion of the application does not constitute admission to Moore Norman Technology Center. All applicants will receive written notification once the status of their application has been determined.


  • Online applications for the 2022-2023 school year must be submitted by June 15, 2022. 
  • All items on the requirement checklist must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on June 24, 2022.
  • The application period for 2022-2023 school year is open January 18 to June 24, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Application Booklet

PDF of Dental Assistant Application Booklet

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