Dental Assistants work in dental offices assisting the dentists and dental hygienists in providing services to patients. This may include maintaining medical records, assisting with collection of patient symptom information, instrument preparation, patient preparation, film development and creating cast impressions. Hours are generally standard daytime with some evening and weekend flexibility, depending on facility.
Minimum of 18 years of age to be employed.
Information Unique to the Training
Classes are approved by Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners.
Course to Complete
- Core Courses
AHE453 Introduction to Dental Assisting
AHE067 Oral Radiography
Approximate Number of Hours
Approximate Training Cost*
$1,300 (includes text)
Upon successful completion of this training ...
- you are eligible to be awarded Dental Radiation Health and Safety Certification through Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).
- you may continue with the following training and earn related certifications:
- Expanded Functions: Chairside - Qualified Dental Assistant (QDA) through the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners
- Expanded Functions: Orthodontics - Qualified Dental Assistant (QDA) through the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners
Related Continuing Education Courses
AHE046 CPR Healthcare Provider/BLS
AHE099 Expanded Functions: General Chairside
AHE002 Dental Front Office Administration
Estimated Hourly Wage**
*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees, etc.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.