Dental assistants earn a median hourly rate of approximately of $19.84. The number of job opportunities in the field is expected to grow 18% through 2027. With continued demand for preventative dental services, there’s a strong need for qualified dental assistants certified in radiology in Maryland and across the nation.
Source: Emsi 2018.4
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:
The Dental Assisting and Radiology program is offered as a package of three courses, providing you with the skills to get and keep a job as a dental assistant. Registration in all classes is required.
OPA-347 Dental Assisting and Radiology: Lab
OPA-348 Dental Assisting and Radiology: Lecture
OPA-349 Career Development for Dental Assistants
The total program cost for Anne Arundel County residents is $2,410, which includes instruction, lab supplies and the DANB test fee.
Students must purchase these required textbooks:
Title: "Dental Radiography"
Title: "Essentials of Dental Assisting"
Students must have the DANB Radiology and Safety Certification to enroll in the advanced dental assisting classes.
OPA-326 Expanded Functions: General Chairside
Interested students must first attend a mandatory Dental Assisting Information Session.
Register for an upcoming Dental Assisting Information Session.