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Dental Assistants are the beating heart of any dental practice. Becoming a Dental Assistant through our Dental Assistant education lets you take advantage of a rapidly expanding job market by providing you with in-depth knowledge, advanced Dental Assistant training and transferable soft skills.
Our Dental Assistant academy is one of the most advanced in Las Vegas, offering our students the chance to train under seasoned dental professionals in an expansive eight – operatory lab as well as online. From contemporary digital x-ray training to hands-on externships, our Dental Assisting program is cutting-edge. Complete your Dental Assistant program online and on-campus and earn your diploma in as little as nine months!
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Northwest’s schedule allows you to attend Dental Assistant training, care for family and have a balanced life in Las Vegas while advancing towards your new career.
You will work with established, seasoned instructors to learn every aspect of dental assisting.
Northwest’s student-centered philosophy means that you come first in our Dental Assistant School in Las Vegas.
Northwest Career College offers morning & night classes to accommodate your Las Vegas work and family schedule.
X-ray training on Digital, Portable, Hand-Held and Traditional Units.
Each student is provided a laptop for easy internet and online class access.
Northwest’s Career Services team works with you to help you find the best Dental Assistant employment opportunity in Las Vegas that fits your needs.
At Northwest Career College, the Dental Assistant program in Las Vegas prepares students to work in any type of dental office. Our expansive, 8 operatory lab provides students with training in traditional film x-ray, contemporary digital x-ray and cutting edge mobile x-ray. No other Dental Assistant program offers this type of advanced training. In addition to the academic and hands-on training, Dental Assistant students travel through the valley for a variety of informative and interactive field trips. There's never a dull moment in the Dental Assistant program.
Dental Assistant (US DOE CIP CODE: 51.0601)
As an RDA, most importantly you are working with a team of dental professionals to help patients achieve maximum oral health. The high degree of interaction between Dental Assistants and patients results in a great deal of personal satisfaction in helping people in need.
Employment for Dental Assistants is expected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations according to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Dental assisting is among the fastest-growing occupations in the United States. As a Dental Assistant, you will not only enjoy increased opportunities in a growing field, you will also enhance the efficiency of a Dental Care team.
The duties and responsibilities of a Dental Assistant vary depending on state regulations but usually involve a variety of office, patient care, and laboratory duties. Some of the duties include assisting a dentist with treatments and procedures, taking X-rays, preparing dental materials, proper infection control and sterilization, maintaining dental equipment, and ordering dental supplies.
Become a Dental Assistant by enrolling in Northwest Career College's 9-month Dental Assistant program. You will learn to perform a variety of clinical and administrative tasks that are essential to your success as a dental assistant! Some Dental Assistants are trained on the job by individual dentists, but formal education allows you to obtain become nationally certified and will prepare you to be successful anywhere you work in the industry.
Yes! Students will practice dental procedures with their classmates using industry-standard dental equipment throughout their training on campus before refining their skills while working on live patients under the supervision of a licensed dentist and other experienced Dental Assistants.
Not immediately, as additional training is required. Additionally, Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists are not the same careers. A minimum of an Associate Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene conferred by an accredited dental hygiene program is required to obtain a license. However, admission to these programs can be quite competitive, and prior experience working in the dental industry may help boost your chances of admission.