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Dental Assisting Program Details

South Texas Vocational Technical Institute’s Dental Assisting program helps prepare you to pursue a career in dentistry. This career training program provides instruction on the skills to be a dental assistant and an important member of the team. Our dental assisting program emphasizes hands-on learning and patient and workplace safety. Our curriculum focuses on helping prepare students for common tasks and situations in the dental workplace, and the externship portion of the program provides valuable real-world experiences. STVT is proud to offer a dental assisting program in South Texas. This program is offered at our Brownsville, Corpus Christi, McAllen, and Weslaco campuses.

Diploma: 68 Credit Hours, 15 Months. Corpus Christi and McAllen, TX.

*STVT cannot guarantee job placement, salary or employment

*STVT does not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by STVT but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to STVT. Therefore, STVT cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

What’s Covered

Along with classroom education, students at STVT will get the opportunity to participate in hands-on training to strengthen their skills.

  • Dental Appointments and Scheduling
  • Dental History, Law and Ethics, Dental Team and Specialties
  • Dental Inventory Control
  • Dental Patient Records
  • Embryology, Histology, and Pharmacology
  • Preventative Dentistry and Infection Control
  • Tooth Morphology and Microbiology
  • Externship
  • Career Planning

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Ready To Enroll?

Start at STVT to begin the healthcare career training you’ve been dreaming of. Our flexible scheduling and affordable options make it a great  place for you to pursue your degree in Dental Assisting. Talk to an admissions representative today.

What our Graduates are saying


I was helped in so many ways. You know, I couldn’t be more grateful and blessed, you know, to have the staff here at STVT – the students that I was with and my instructors.  It couldn’t have been any better.

Richard Victor Mendez, Jr.

STVT San Antonio, Combination Welding Graduate
Richard Victor Mendez, Jr

I would like to say to the staff at STVT, thank you so much for all your help.  I appreciate it so much. You have no idea what an inspiration and motivation y’all have made on my life and my daughter’s life as well.

Fantasia Benavides

STVT Corpus Christi, Dental Assisting Graduate
Richard Victor Mendez, Jr.

I heard about STVT with commercials when I was just sitting down one night. I heard a commercial about it – saw that they offered the dental assisting program – saw that it was just a few months instead of, you know, years and that’s something that really did interest me.

Kimberlee Guerrero

STVT Corpus Christi, Dental Assisting Graduate
STVT Testimonials

“You’re not just by yourself, doing school by yourself. It’s not all just you, you have help. You have your guidance counselors, you have your instructors who are working every day, even off the clock. Text messages, you can reach anybody. And also, the extra help of even getting to school. They help you with that.”

Jamira Garcia

Dental Assisting Graduate
STVT Testimonials

“My teachers, they helped us out a lot. They would take us out to dentist office before we would even have to be out in externship. They would show us real world scenarios that would be going on in there. They would show us… They would teach us things that were in the curriculum, but they went above and beyond to teach us things about that.”

Jose Barboa

Dental Assisting graduate

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