Dental Assistant Program at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC)

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Dental Assistant Program

The dental assistant program at Central Piedmont Community College prepares students for a career in a dental office, dental supply manufacturer, hospital dental department, or insurance company. The program focuses on preparing patients and equipment for dental procedures, and office administrative functions. Program courses include: medical record-keeping, general office duties, reception and patient intake, scheduling, equipment maintenance and sterilization, basic radiography, pre and post-operative patient care and instruction, chairside assisting, taking tooth and mouth impressions, and supervised practice. Get more details below including other North Carolina colleges that offer dental assistant program.

The Dental Assistant program at Central Piedmont Community College is accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation since 1964.

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Students Enrolled in the Dental Assistant Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Central Piedmont Community College offers a less than two-year award program in dental assistant.

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male1
Female18

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Hispanic2
White15

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Dental Assistant program at CPCC, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Dental Assistants

Description

Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, dental assistants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 30.8% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC
    • Total Employment: 1,650
    • Average Hourly Rate: $18.22
    • Average Annual Salary: $37,900

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Dental Assistant Programs in North Carolina

Dental Assistant programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Kaplan College - Charlotte

Charlotte, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 55 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)

Rowan - Cabarrus Community College

Salisbury, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)

Montgomery Community College

Troy, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)

Western Piedmont Community College

Morganton, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)

Wilkes Community College

Wilkesboro, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)

Forsyth Technical Community College

Winston Salem, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)
  • Dental Hygienist (C)

Guilford Technical Community College

Jamestown, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 24 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)
  • Dental Hygienist (C)

Central Carolina Community College

Sanford, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)
  • Dental Hygienist (C)

Asheville - Buncombe Technical Community College

Asheville, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 25 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)
  • Dental Hygienist (C)

Alamance Community College

Graham, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 26 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)

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