Dental Assisting

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Adults Only

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.

Program Details

Who can attend?

This career program is open to adults.

  • Adults must attend full-time (9:15 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. & 1:15 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.)


Course Name
Pre-Clinical Dental Assisting
Essential Dental Assisting Skills
Chairside Fundamentals
Dental Assisting and Administration
Certification Courses for Oklahoma Expanded Duty Permits
Clinical Practice
Total Class Hours: 1080



Class Times

  • Start Date: August
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • A.M. Hours: 9:15 - 12:25
  • P.M. Hours: 1:15 - 4:10
  • Evening Hours: N/A
  • Adults can choose to attend A.M. and/or P.M. sessions. .


Credentials Available

  • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) (National)
  • Expanded Duties (State):
    • Coronal Polish and Topical Fluoride
    • Radiation Safety
    • Sealants
    • Nitrous Oxide


Gainful Employment

Is this program right for me?


  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Service Orientation
  • Coordination
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Control Precision

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • 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.

Potential Occupations

  • Dental Assistant
  • Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
  • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
  • Surgical Dental Assistant




Potential Wages

US - $12.24 - $25.00 Hourly; $25,460 - $52,000 Annually
OK - $12.06 - $22.63 Hourly; $25,460 - $47,070 Annually

Career Profile

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid Eligibility: Title IV Eligible
  • Loan Debt: $0.00
  • CIP Code: 51.0601

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there prerequisites for this program?

A:  Refer to the "Prerequisites" tab above.

Q: What are possible occupations for me?

A: Refer to the "Potential Occupations" tab above.

Q: What certifications are available?

A: Refer to the "Credentials Available" tab above.

Q: What is the cost of this program?

A: Refer to the "cost" tab above.

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PDF of Dental Assistant Application Booklet

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