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Dental Assistant Program in Slidell

Our dental assistant program in Slidell is the right choice for you if you want to launch a new career working in dental offices or clinics. You’ll receive training that allows you to enter the workforce in as little as 7.5 months. You will prepare for employment as a dental assistant in dental offices and clinics. 

Approximate completion time: Day—7.5 months

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About the Program

Upon graduation from this program, you’ll be prepared for employment as an entry level dental assistant in a dental office or clinic. Program content includes chair side dental assisting skills, interpersonal skills, CPR, office and communication skills and much more by a combination of theory and hands-on instruction.  Delta College has run a dental assistant school in Slidell for years and we’re proud of the program and the students that have progressed through it.

Take the Next Step!

If you are interested in becoming a dental assistant or in getting a Dental Assistant diploma in Slidell, Delta College would love to help you. In just seven and a half months, you can be trained for your new career!

Dental Assistant Occupation Information

See each topic below for more information about the potential of being a Dental Assistant.

  • Nature of the Work

    Dental Assistants have many tasks, ranging from patient care to record keeping, in a dental office. Their duties vary by state and by the dentists’ offices where they work.

    Duties: Dental Assistants typically do the following:
    • Work with patients to make them comfortable in the dental chair and to prepare them for treatments and procedures.
    • Sterilize dental instruments
    • Prepare the work area for patient treatment by setting out instruments and materials.
    • Help dentists by handing them instruments during procedures.
    • Keep patients’ mouths dry by using suction hoses or other equipment
    • Instruct patients in proper dental hygiene
    • Process X-Rays and do lab tasks under direction of a dentist
    • Keep records of dental treatments
    • Schedule patient appointments
    • Work with patients on billing and payment

    Delta College is an affordable dental assistant school in Slidell with reasonable tuition rates and financial aid available. Students will be trained on how to do all of the above duties and more.

  • Job Outlook

    Employment of dental assistants is expected to grow by 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than average for all occupations. After attending dental assistant classes, a graduate will be effectively trained to embark on a career in dental offices and clinics.

    Information taken from the Occupational Outlook Handbook on the internet 9/15/2021

  • Earnings

    The median annual wage of dental assistants was $41,180 in May 2020. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupations earned more than  the amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,940, and the top 10 percent earned more than $58,390.

    *Information taken from the Occupational Outlook Handbook on the internet 9/15/2021

Delta College in Slidell Advantages:

  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Externship
  • Quality Instructors
  • Affordable Tuition
  • 7 1/2 Month Day Classes
  • Licensed by the LA Board of Regents
  • Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE)
  • Financial Aid available to those who qualify
  • TOPS Eligible