Dental Assistant Program at Tarrant County College

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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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Students Enrolled in the Dental Assistant Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Tarrant County College offers a less than one year certificate program in dental assistant.

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male0
Female34

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black1
Hispanic6
White26

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Dental Assistant program at Tarrant County College, 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: 4,430
    • Average Hourly Rate: $16.47
    • Average Annual Salary: $34,260
  • Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 1,670
    • Average Hourly Rate: $17.37
    • Average Annual Salary: $36,130

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Kaplan College - Fort Worth

Fort Worth, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 31 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)

Everest College - Fort Worth South

Ft Worth, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 57 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)

Everest College - Fort Worth

Fort Worth, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 81 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)

Remington College - Fort Worth Campus

Fort Worth, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 39 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)

Concorde Career Institute - Arlington

Arlington, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • 66 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)

Kaplan College - Arlington

Arlington, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 89 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)

Anthem Institute - Dallas

Irving, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • 32 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)

PCI Health Training Center

Dallas, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)

Sanford - Brown College

Dallas, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • 37 students completed this program

Programs

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

Kaplan College - Dallas

Dallas, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 46 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)

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Contact Information

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Admissions Office

  • Phone: (817) 515-5291

Financial Aid Office

  • Phone: (817) 515-5353

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