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Dentist and dental assistant with patient

AACC can help you prepare for a fulfilling career as an entry-level dental assistant. We offer classes at various times to suit your busy schedule. Our program includes:

  • 118 hours of instruction in dental assisting and radiology
  • Access to an open lab to practice hands-on skills critical to the success of any dental assistant
  • Preparation for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Radiology and Health and Safety (RHS) exam
  • Access to success coaches to help with studying, time management and success skills
  • Certificate of Completion from AACC
  • Job placement assistance

What courses will I take?

Dental Assisting and Radiology is offered as a two-course program, providing you with the skills to get and keep a job as a dental assistant. Registration in both classes is required, with sections offered each fall and winter.

OPA-370 Dental Assisting and Radiology: Lecture

OPA-371 Dental Assisting and Radiology: Lab

Total Hours: 118

What will it cost?

The total program cost for Anne Arundel County residents is $1,717, including tuition, fees, lab supplies and the RHS test fee.

What are the requirements?

Related Studies

Exam Review

OPA-373 Dental Assisting National Board Exam Review Course

Advanced Training in Dental Assisting

OPA-326 Expanded Functions: General Chairside
Students must have the DANB Radiology and Safety Certification to enroll in the advanced dental assisting classes.


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