Your Career as a Dental Assistant

Job Description

Dental assistants work alongside the dentist and assist with his or her dental procedures. Specific tasks dental assistants might perform include:

  • Taking x-rays
  • Infection control
  • Assisting the dentist chairside with the delivery of instruments and dental materials
  • Helping to educate patients about care
  • A variety of office management tasks in the front office or with patients


Education and Training*

Most dental assistants go through a training program at community colleges or at vocational/technical schools.

Indiana University School of Dentistry Dental Assisting program >>>

University of Southern Indiana Dental Assisting program >>>

Ivy Tech Community College Dental Assisting program >>>

Brightwood College (formerly Kaplan) Dental Assisting program >>>

International Business College Dental Assisting Program >>>


Contact Information

American Dental Assistants Association:

Indiana Dental Assistants Assocation:


  • Links to various educational programs are included for your convenience only and are not to be considered an endorsement of any school or individual program.

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