Dental Assisting

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Adults Only

MNTC's Dental Assisting Program prepares students 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 Hours
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 1,080



  • Required Clinicals
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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. .


Certifications Available

Certifications Available:

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


Commission on Dental Accreditation/
American Dental Association
211 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2678


Oklahoma Board of Dentistry
Bryan H. Potter Pharmacy Board Building
2920 N. Lincoln Blvd. Suite B
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 522-4844
(405) 522-4614




Gainful Employment

Inside Dental Assisting

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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Note: MNTC does not participate in the Federal Student Loan Program.

Application Materials

PDF of Dental Assistant Application Booklet

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