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DENTAL ASSISTING

If you need a quick way to get into a health care job, dental assisting might be right for you. The program starts a new cohort of students each summer, followed by fall semester. You'll be job-ready by January!

Dental Assistants:

  • Do telephone triage and scheduling
  • Update and file patient medical records
  • Handle billing and bookkeeping
  • Take vital signs and medical histories
  • Prep patients for examination
  • Educate patients (tooth brushing, flossing, etc.)
  • Perform chairside during procedures
  • Take X-rays
  • Mix dental materials as required by the dentist

Lakeland's dental assisting graduates are then eligible to take the national certification exam to become a Registered Dental Assistant, known as a RDA.

How to Get Started
  1. Complete an inquiry form to learn more about the program or request a meeting with the program coordinator.
  2. Download the application to the program.
  3. Then, upload the application here.
  4. Learn more about financial aid and scholarship opportunities. 

Contact our program coordinator to find out how to become a dental assistant and join this growing profession.


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