Considering an Online Dental Certification?

CDI College has proven itself as a leader in certifying students in dental to become successful dentists, orthodontists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, etc. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 86,270 individuals employed as dentists, general in America, and their average annual salary is $156,850. Dental hygienists make on average $67,860 per year and there are about 173,900 of them employed today .

Dental Common Job Tasks
  • keeping patients' mouth dry and clear by using suction hoses
  • removing sutures
  • obtaining and updating patients' dental records
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Dental Assistant Dental Assistance - 5644

Start a rewarding health care career by enrolling in the Dental Assistance program at CDI College. In the Dental Assistance program, you will develop a fundamental understanding of the role of the dental assistant and the broad knowledge base and skill set required to work in this career field. You will study Oral Anatomy, Pharmacology and Lesions and Oral Diseases. You will learn about hygiene and asepsis, oral treatments, and how to work with assorted dental materials. In addition, you will also learn about professional ethics and interpersonal communication. First aid and occupational health and safety are also covered. You will also learn to work effectively in a dental lab and in various chair-side assistance roles, including operative dentistry, orthodontics and pedodontics. To complete the Dental Assistance program, you must participate in 90 hours of practicum where you will learn to be dental office team member and carry out the day-to-day tasks of a dental assistant.

Dental Office Administrator

Are you ready to focus your great people skills and attention to detail into a rewarding career in the dental industry? CDI's Dental Assistance program can help. This program prepares you to excel in dental assistant jobs. Our instructors are dental professionals who use their real-world experience to teach students the organizational and communication skills they'll need to succeed in a fast-paced dental office. Graduates of this program will be prepared to become a dental assistant in private or public healthcare offices. CDI College supports its graduates to find dental assistant jobs by providing resume help, interviewing tips and more.

Dental Receptionist Coordinator

The Dental Receptionist Coordinator course is aimed at students looking for an administrative career in dental surgeries or specialist orthodontists and oral surgeons offices. Students are educated in general office administrative skills and then study more specific dental/medical modules. Key modules in the Dental Receptionist Coordinator program include: Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel transcription software applications dental reception procedures. medical fundamentals anatomy physiology medical terminology As part of the Dental Receptionist Coordinator diploma program, students must complete 80 hours of work experience in a practicum approved by CDI College. This practicum allows students to experience a real work environment and to apply their dental office skills and knowledge on the job.

Intra Oral Dental Assistant

CDI College's Intra-Oral Dental Assistant diploma program prepares students to compete for great jobs in the dental industry. The program covers all elements of dental care, pharmacology, oral pathology, and dental radiography. Students learn how to prepare patients for treatment, assist dentists during treatment, process radiographs, perform infection control procedures, maintain patient records, and other general administrative duties. Students study environmental health and safety and oral facial science, along with other core dentistry subjects.

Medical and Dental Office Administrator

Medical office administrators work in fast-paced medical office jobs in environments like hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices. CDI College's Medical Office Administrator program teaches a balance of office procedures and technology like Microsoft Word and Excel programs, and medical fundamentals like medical terminology, anatomy and medical transcription. Students gain real-world experience through a mandatory practicum. Students continue to be supported after graduation through our Career and Employment Services department, which assist with job search and interviewing skills, employer expectations, and resume preparation.

Expanded Training in Orthodontics/Scaling

Looking to take your career as a dental assistant to the next level? CDI College's Expanded Training in Orthodontics program trains practicing Certified Dental Assistants and Registered Dental Hygienists in specialized orthodontic treatments and procedures. Students will learn to use the instruments, equipment and accessories used in orthodontics, as well as the various categories of orthodontic treatment. They will also learn about orthodontic treatments, including orthodontic appliances. In addition, students will also learn to organize, prepare, and perform orthodontic duties such as taking health histories, documentation of procedures and fitting and removal of various appliances. Once this module has been successfully completed, the student must apply to the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC) to have this designation added to their certificate. This training module is 50 hours in length. *For those who do not have their dental certification, CDI College also offers an Intra Oral Dental Assistant program that trains you to enter the field of dentistry.

Dental Programs by State & City

Top 20 US Dental Schools (campus and online)

Columbia University in the City of New York
Total Programs 192
Number of Subjects 141
Rank in USA 4th
University of California-Los Angeles
Total Programs 168
Number of Subjects 111
Rank in USA 7th
University of Southern California
Total Programs 251
Number of Subjects 166
Rank in USA 10th
Northwestern University
Total Programs 197
Number of Subjects 139
Rank in USA 11th
New York University
Total Programs 204
Number of Subjects 146
Rank in USA 13th
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Total Programs 148
Number of Subjects 126
Rank in USA 20th
Tufts University
Total Programs 120
Number of Subjects 95
Rank in USA 24th
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Total Programs 279
Number of Subjects 183
Rank in USA 31st
Boston University
Total Programs 6
Number of Subjects 124
Rank in USA 32nd
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Total Programs 202
Number of Subjects 150
Rank in USA 33rd
George Washington University
Total Programs 194
Number of Subjects 171
Rank in USA 52nd
Northeastern University
Total Programs 10
Number of Subjects 126
Rank in USA 56th
University of Connecticut
Total Programs 191
Number of Subjects 146
Rank in USA 63rd
University of Rochester
Total Programs 145
Number of Subjects 102
Rank in USA 76th
Marquette University
Total Programs 120
Number of Subjects 111
Rank in USA 111th
University of Kentucky
Total Programs 167
Number of Subjects 139
Rank in USA 152nd
Howard University
Total Programs 140
Number of Subjects 131
Rank in USA 168th
Virginia Commonwealth University
Total Programs 138
Number of Subjects 124
Rank in USA 222nd
Northern Arizona University
Total Programs 206
Number of Subjects 156
Rank in USA 225th
University of the Pacific
Total Programs 101
Number of Subjects 91
Rank in USA 228th