Dental Assistant Program

Ross Medical Education Center - Dental Assistant Program

Looking for career training from an accredited Dental Assistant school?

Ross has Dental Assistant Training Programs in Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Becoming a Dental Assistant is an excellent investment in your future. Dental Assisting employment rates are projected to increase nationally by 31% through 2020, so people with Dental Assistant training are expected to be in high demand.* As the dental industry is evolving, dentists are expected to hire more assistants to perform routine tasks so that dentists may devote their time to more complex procedures. In addition, many Dental Assistants enjoy a flexible schedule as more than one-third of all dental assistants worked part time in 2008.

Dental Assistant positions are available in many job markets nationwide. The highest qualified candidates experience the greatest demand. As a Ross Graduate, you will find that the skills you possess are sought after by employers in the job markets served by Ross Campuses. Your investment in a Dental Assistant program will provide career opportunities both now and in the years ahead.

Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics,

Working in a dental office draws on a number of skill sets. You must master dental duties as well as complete administrative work and maintain an organizational system for the clinic. Job roles can vary from practice to practice, creating an environment that calls for adaptability. This important support role requires a number of different skills.

As a graduate of the Dental Assistant Program, you are prepared for opportunities in:

  • Chair-side assisting duties and responsibilities
  • Taking impressions and constructing study and master casts
  • Operatory disinfection, instrument decontamination, and sterilization techniques
  • Preparation and disposal of local anesthetic
  • Processing radiographs

Ross Dental Assistant graduates receive practical hands-on training in areas such as:

  • Taking and recording vital signs
  • The role OSHA plays in operation of the dental office
  • The use of dental specialties instrumentation
  • Performing basic administrative tasks
  • Completing dental insurance claim forms
  • Developing independent job-seeking skills

You want to be the best-prepared candidate for your first dental career opportunity. That is the benefit of an education from Ross. You will acquire the expected skills necessary to be proficient in the dental field. Ross Medical Education Center goes a step above and prepares you with networking techniques, tools to write a professional resume, and interview strategies.

Dental Assistant positions are available in many job markets nationwide. The highest qualified candidates experience the greatest demand. As a Ross graduate, you will find that local employers in every city seek after the skills you possess.

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Dental Assistant Externships

Ross Medical Education Center requires students to complete a practical externship in order to graduate. The externship is crucial to the learning experience for every Ross student, giving them a chance to apply what they have learned in the classroom to a real world setting.

The externship also provides employers an opportunity to assess students’ skills prior to hiring entry-level allied health professionals.

In addition, unlike other schools, Ross does not schedule or require any waiting period for externships! You can continue your training immediately after the classroom education. This is another example of our commitment to students’ success.

* Ross does not guarantee employment.