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Dental Assistant Program at Tarrant County College (TCC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 003626
  • Phone: (817) 515-5100

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  • Phone: (817) 515-5291

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Dental Assistant Program

The dental assistant program at Tarrant County 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 Texas colleges that offer dental assistant program.

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Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Dental Assistant program at TCC, 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
    • Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 4,380
      • Average Hourly Rate: $16.20
      • Average Annual Salary: $33,690
    • Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,340
      • Average Hourly Rate: $17.18
      • Average Annual Salary: $35,740

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 Texas

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Grayson County College

Denison, TX
Type: Community College

28 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (C,A)
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Texas State Technical College - Waco

Waco, TX
Type: Community College

74 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (C)
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Houston Community College System

Houston, TX
Type: Community College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (C)
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San Antonio College

San Antonio, TX
Type: Community College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (C,A)
  • Dental Laboratory Technology (C,A)
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Lamar State College - Orange

Orange, TX
Type: Community College

24 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (C)
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Amarillo College

Amarillo, TX
Type: Community College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (C)
  • Dental Hygienist (C)
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Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, TX
Type: Community College

15 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (C,A)
  • Dental Hygienist (C,A)
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Texas State Technical College - Harlingen

Harlingen, TX
Type: Community College

36 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (C)
  • Dental Hygienist (C)
  • Dental Laboratory Technology (C)
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El Paso Community College

El Paso, TX
Type: Community College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (C,A)
  • Dental Hygienist (C,A)