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What Opportunities Can a Dental Assisting Diploma Offer You?

A Dental Assisting Diploma could be your ticket to the career of your dreams. You can earn your IBMC College Dental Assisting Diploma and be on your way to a new career in as little as 15 months when following the prescribed coursework. If you love to help people and are interested in getting into the healthcare industry, a career as a dental assistant may be for you.

What Dental Assistants Do

more-informationDental assistants perform crucial roles in dentistry. They help dentists in every aspect of dentistry, including the following.

  • Making patients feel more relaxed.
  • Setting up equipment for dentists before procedures.
  • Handing dentists tools during procedures.
  • Scheduling appointments for patients.
  • Work with patients on dental hygiene and on payments and billing.

With your training from IBMC College, you can become a valuable employee in a variety of environments and specialties.

  • Dental Offices
  • Public Healthcare Facilities
  • Oral Care Facilities
  • Specialty Practices: Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery Centers, Orthodontic Offices, Dentofacial Orthopedics, Endodontic, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, and Pediatric Dentistry Clinics

Potential for Career Growth

In a shaky economy, a positive jobs outlook is welcome news, and dental assistants have a job outlook that is growing much faster than average. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of dental assistant jobs is expected to grow 25 percent between 2012 and 2022, compared to an average of 11 percent for all other occupations in the U.S. Note: These statistics are nationally assigned, not regionally.

A Worthwhile Investment

A better-paying job can translate into a brighter future for your family. The BLS reports that the median wage for dental assistants is $34,000, or more than twice the national minimum wage. These statistics are nationally assigned, not regionally. IBMC College can help you become a dental assistant in as little as 15 months, making the program an investment in your future that can pay you back for years.

Coursework and Training

A Dental Assistant program at IBMC College offers courses to prepare you for the Registered Dental Assistant Exam. These are additional training and courses the program comprises.

  • Blood-borne pathogens and disease prevention training
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certification
  • Dental Sciences
  • Dental Skills
  • Dental Radiography

Toward the end of their programs, students complete an externship that gives them the opportunity to apply their knowledge in real-life settings, thanks to their dental assisting diploma coursework. This lets them hit the ground running when it is time to start their careers.

Support That Can Make the Difference

Earning a dental assisting education takes commitment, and IBMC College does everything in our power to help you complete your program. Our four campuses are conveniently located in Fort Collins, CO and Longmont, CO, making it easier for students to attend class. IBMC College instructors are dedicated to student success, and students have access to Career Services to help them prepare for the future.

Get Started Today

Contact IBMC College if you want to find out more about the possibilities as a dental assistant or are ready to get started on this new career path with a dental assisting diploma. Call toll-free to talk to an admissions representative and get the information you need to make your decision. We look forward to welcoming you to IBMC College.