SPS Dental Academy | Dental Assisting Program
provided by Strategic Practice Solutions
Frequently Asked Questions
You must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be at least 18 years old. Additionally, your immunization records must be up to date and possess a government-issued photo ID. Applications for admission are accepted without regard to race, creed, gender, national or ethnic origin
No! There is no need to have experience in the dental field. The program is designed to provide you the training and knowledge you need for a career as a dental assistant.
We encourage prospective students to shadow your current Dentist, or family or friend who is a dentist, to ensure you will be happy and committed to your career choice.
A dental assistant performs many tasks such as taking radiographs (x-rays), record keeping, patient care and scheduling patient appointments.
Dental assistant’s responsibilities typically include:
*responsibilities may vary based on skill level and expectations of the practice
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are several important qualities that dental assistants must possess. These include, but are not limited to:
Without a doubt, dental assistants greatly increase a dentist’s efficiency in the delivery of quality oral healthcare and are valuable members of the dental care team. If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands and want a career with responsibility, dental assisting could be right for you!