A Dental Assistant works in a dental office or other dental facility and is considered an indispensable partner on the team. A Dental Assistant performs a variety of administrative and clinical tasks. Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts Dental Assistant students will be taught the principles of front and back office dental assisting. They will be introduced to the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology that deal with the oral cavity.
Students will practice and become adept at a variety of clinical skills including patient education, chair side assistance, x-ray and coronal polishing. The program includes didactic and laboratory hands-on training as well as a clinical externship component where each student will be placed in a dental office or facility.
- Institutionally Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau for Health Education Schools
- Approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Dental Assistant Program Highlights:
- 32 week intensive program
- Library and classrooms equipped with modern audio-visual teaching aids, textbooks, and simulators
- Experienced Instructors
- Employment Assistance
Our Dental Assistant Program provides didactic and laboratory training as well as an externship that correlates with the theoretical knowledge. The curriculum provides students with technical, clinical, and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in the dental field. Upon completion of the program, a certificate is awarded.
Our Externship occurs at the end of the program. Externships will provide opportunity for students to assist facility staff with daily duties in the front and back office under staff supervision. This marks the point of transition from being a student to becoming a dental assistant. The externship serves as a practicum without pay to help students apply learned classroom skills. Externship is provided for all of our students.
Dental Assistant Program is offered at San Mateo Campus.
Contact our admissions department to find out if you qualify for this program: www.gurnick.edu/admissions-department