MNTC's Dental Assisting Program prepares to perform a variety of patient, office, and laboratory duties; such as, preparing instruments and materials, updating health and dental records, instructing patients on post-operative and general oral healthcare, organizing materials for restorations, taking preliminary impressions, pouring study models, applying topical anesthetics to tissue, and removing excess cement and sutures. During procedures, they hand dentists instruments and ensure that the operating field is free of excess moisture and other items.
- Who can attend?
- Class Times
- Credentials Available
- Gainful Employment
- Completion & Positive Placement Rate
- Potential Occupations
- Potential Wages
- Career Profile
- On-Time Adult Completion Rate: For more information contact the MNTC Data Management Coordinator
- Positive Placement Rate: 100.0%
Positive Placement Rate includes Military, Continuing Education and all Employment, related or not related. The rate information provided below is based on the most current data available.
A: Oklahoma City for seven weeks. Private practice locations are usually local.
A: Yes, clinicals are required. Students are required to provide their own transportation to their assigned clinical location. Clinical work varies by location across the Oklahoma City metro.
A: Refer to the "Prerequisites" tab above.
A: Full time only
A: Yes. All students and staff must wear an MNTC badge while on campus. Pictures for badges are taken during the registration process.
A: Refer to the "expenses" tab above.
A: Very likely! We offer spots to 12 students who have the most points. But some apply for multiple programs and if they get accepted into the other programs, or could change their mind.
A: This long-term program is not available in the evening. You might consider one of our short-term health classes or programs!
A: Yes, jobs should be plentiful. The (BLS) Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts much faster than usual growth.
A: Yes, once a month until the application period ends.
A: For this program, you will need to speak with an MNTC Career Advisor. Set up your free career advisement today!
A: Yes, you will get experience on clinical rotations at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and private dental offices.
A: Refer to the "Potential Occupations" tab above.
A: Refer to the "Credentials Available" tab above.
A: Morning is usually in the classroom and afternoons are in the clinic during the first semester. Second semester most of the time is divided between the college of dentistry and private practice.
A: Refer to the "cost" tab above.
A: Refer to the "potential occupations" tab above.
A: Testing information is available during your meeting with an MNTC Career Advisor.