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  Printed on 9/27/2016

Dental Assistant

Share 31-508-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 33 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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As a dental assistant, you are an integral member of the dental health team. With this diploma, you’ll be ready to give chairside assistance and conduct lab procedures under the direction of the dentist. Learn how to disinfect and sterilize dental instruments, record dental histories and vital signs, and manage dental and medical emergencies. You will also become familiar with dental procedures, equipment and radiographs. Your training will prepare you to perform basic office and laboratory procedures. At the end of this program, you’ll be ready for the national certification examination.


Career Opportunities


  • Dental Office Manager
  • Dental Insurance Claim Representative
  • Dental Sales Representative
  • Dental Technician
  • Dental Treatment Coordinator
  • Laboratory Assistant

Estimated Program Cost


Dental Assistant

This program will cost about $5,769.25*
based on current tuition and fees.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include books or all materials and supplies.

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Dental Assistant

Term Availability
Fall 2016
Spring 2017
Summer 2017
Fall 2017

* Program availability may vary by location. Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program; learn more at www.fvtc.edu/Assessment.

Proof of HS Completion

Submit a final, official high school transcript, an original diploma or an official copy of GED/HSED Certification Scores.

Credit Transfer Options

They're your credits. Take them with you!

Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • Perform a variety of advanced supportive dental procedures.
  • Manage infection and hazard control.
  • Produce diagnostic intraoral and extraoral radiographs on a variety of patients.
  • Perform advanced dental laboratory procedures.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors, ethics, and appearance.
  • Perform dental office business procedures.
Program Accreditation/Certification
The Dental Assistant program at Fox Valley Technical College is fully accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA).

Upon completion of the program, you will receive a diploma and be eligible to take the certification examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board.
Additional Information
There is an estimated wait time of up to one semester AFTER your admit term to enter occupational specific courses; while waiting to start occupational specific courses, you may choose to take general education and elective courses required for your degree or diploma program.
E-Value Account – After registering for first semester Dental Assistant program classes students will be required to purchase an E-Value Account. This program document tracking account is where you will upload your program requirements (immunization records, program forms, CPR, etc.). All instructions and forms will be found within your E-Value account. When it is time to purchase this account an email will be sent to your FVTC email account. The E-Value requirements must be met and uploaded into the student’s account prior to the start of the semester.
Before entering Dental Assistant Clinical evidence of CPR certification that includes 2-person Healthcare Provider CPR must be submitted to your E-Value account.
Undecided?

Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.



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