Dental Assisting Program
The Dental Assisting Program consists of classroom work, laboratory studies and hands-on clinical experiences. Students are trained to perform supportive dental procedures specified by the Nevada State Dental Practice Act. They also gain valuable work experience through clinical rotations and externship opportunities at the UNLV Dental School and residency programs, private dental offices and both community and public health clinics.
Graduates are eligible to take the Certified Dental Assistant exam. This exam is recognized by the American Dental Association and is facilitated through the Dental Assisting National Board.
Students can go on to careers ranging from working in general dentistry to lab tech support and public health.
The Dental Assisting Program accepts two classes each year, Spring and Fall. Admission to the program is limited (up to 16 students per semester), requires specific admission criteria, and is determined by clinical availability.