Dental Assistant


This comprehensive course will prepare students to obtain an entry-level position in a dental office as a dental assistant. Dental assistants carry out a variety of functions including, maintaining a safe clean working environment for the dentist, assisting the dentist during patient procedures, and performing a wide array of office and laboratory duties. This course is appropriate for individuals with no experience in the dental field, as well as for current and former dental office personnel who are seeking training to enhance their careers. Working in a state-of-the-art program lab outfitted with seven exam stations, students hone their chairside skills by practicing on dental mannequins and each other. They also perform lab duties such as taking impressions, pouring models, trimming casts and making temporary crowns. Students also have the opportunity to participate in an internship/shadow at local dental practices and earn the Pennsylvania State Radiology License and First Aid/CPR certification.


  • Safe work practices and infection control
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Dental terminology
  • Dental tools, equipment and materials
  • Dental charting
  • Patient care and procedures
  • Radiology skills
  • Operative dentistry
  • Dental laboratory procedures
  • Office procedures
  • Employability skills


200 hours: 160 hours classroom/lab and 40 hours internship/shadow
– Wednesdays & Thursdays 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
– Every Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
– 19 weeks

Next start date(s): Fall 2024 dates TBD


  • LCTI Certificate of Completion
  • PA State Radiology License
  • CPR/First Aid Certificate

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