Dental Assisting

18 %
*Projected Job Growth 2014-2024

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If you are looking for a better future, consider the dental assistant courses that we offer. What sets us apart? As one of the leading dental assistant schools in south Texas, our program teaches students about every phase of the dental assistant position. You will learn skills in chairside dental care, office administration and laboratory procedures; and with our focus on hands-on training, you will develop the skills and grow the confidence you need to be successful on the job.

At STVT, we are focused on providing the training you need that will prepare you for new career opportunities; and with the externship component of the program, you will have the real-world experience that today’s employers are seeking.

Why should I become a Dental Assistant?

This career field is growing! According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the dental assistant field is expected to grow 18% from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the overall growth projected for all occupations.

You will also perform a wide range of daily tasks including sterilizing instruments, taking and preparing impression molds, and making patient follow-up calls. Depending on your place of employment, you could be responsible for keeping patient records, billing, preparing work areas for patient treatment, and instructing patients on proper dental hygiene.

*http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants.htm#tab-1

Where do Dental Assistants work?

Due to the specialized nature of the dental field, most Dental Assistants work in private dental offices.

How much do Dental Assistants earn?

Just like any profession, wages can vary. However, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dental Assistants earn a median salary of $35,390 per year, while the top earners bring in more than $49,540 per year.
*http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants.htm#tab-1

More questions?

Looking for dental assistant courses in Texas? Contact us today and we can answer any questions you have about our programs. We know that a decision to attend STVT is an important step in your personal and professional life and we are committed to making sure that you have all of the information you need to make a career training decision that’s right for you.

STVT offers Dental Assisting programs at these Texas locations:

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Programs vary by location.
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required.