Take the first step to a rewarding career. Drury GO’s Professional Enrichment Programs are non-degree programs designed to provide you with practical training to gain employment in a variety of fields. Although these programs do not grant academic credit, they may qualify you to sit for credentialing exams in your chosen field.
The Dental Assistant Program will prepare you for an entry-level position in one of the fastest growing health care professions. With the national increase in health care related services, and the national shortage of health care professionals, the need for dental assistants is growing substantially. Employment of dental assistants is expected to grow 19 percent by 2026.
The purpose of this 60-hour program is to familiarize students with all areas of administrative and clinical dental assisting focusing on the responsibilities required to function as an assistant in a dental practice, including 40-hours in a clinical setting.
This course covers the following key areas and topics: