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Dental Assisting Program
Career Outlook

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.

Why Study Dental Assisting at CSN?

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.

***For all student inquiries, please contact Nicole Ponce.

Degrees and Certificates

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Dental Assisting, CA

The certificate is designed to prepare students for the national certification through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). The curriculum includes classroom and laboratory experience in dental sciences, dental materials, radiology, chair-side assisting, and dental office management.


CSN Dental Assisting Program is accredited by the

Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(800) 621-8099 or (312) 440-4653

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