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Dental Assisting Dual with General Management

Dual Associate Degree

Program Overview

If you want a career as a dental assistant but also have an interest in business management, this dual associate degree from Delta College is for you.

With this program, you have the opportunity to earn a second associate's degree in general management learning important skills for positions as a dental office manager, dental office professional or sales. It's a great way to get that business background and increase your earning potential.


Earning Potential

Job growth is steady and is expected to continue. With a dual degree, your earning potential could increase with your additional skills and education.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $32,800 a year.


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Likely Careers

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Office Professional
  • Dental Office Manager
  • Dental Faculty
    Amazing faculty

    The faculty in the dental assisting program have over 60 years of teaching experience!

    At Delta, you get small classes, professors who see your potential and resources to help you succeed. Delta professors are here to teach. And, they're really good at it.

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Upon completing this program you will be able to take the State of Michigan licensure exam to become a Registered Dental Assistant. The Delta College Dental Assisting program prepares you for entry-level positions.

Opportunities are available for part-time and full-time employment in private dental offices and clinics as well as in military, sales, research and teaching settings.


Earning Potential

In this career field, job growth has increased by 3% in the last 2 years. Plus, demand is expected as current dental assistants move toward retirement.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $32,800 a year.


Visit Career Coach for more details.

Likely Careers

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Faculty
    Amazing faculty

    At Delta, you get small classes, professors who see your potential and resources to help you succeed.

    The faculty in the dental assisting program have over 60 years of teaching experience! Awesome, huh!

    Learn More about faculty

About Delta's Program

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to assist the dentist in diagnostic, operative, restorative, preventive and surgical procedures, as well as perform independent duties once you pass the registered dental assistant exam.

Registered Dental Assistants in Michigan place and carve amalgam restorations; do selective coronal polishing; place sealants, fluoride, periodontal dressings, temporary crowns, dental dams, cavity liners and bases, orthodontic elastics and ligatures and arch wires, take impressions and radiographs, remove sutures, provide patient education and perform business office, laboratory and infection control duties. 

Accreditation

The dental assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
800-621-8099 or 312-440-4653
www.ada.org/coda

Program goals

Upon completing this program, students are eligible to take the certification exam of the Dental Assisting National Board to become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and the Michigan Department of Community Health exam to become a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA).

The Delta College dental assisting program goals are:
  1. Prepare the students to successfully complete the State of Michigan Licensure Exam for a Registered Dental Assistant
  2. Prepare the student to successfully complete the National Dental Assisting Certification
  3. To prepare the student for entry level proficiency for employment
  4. Allow the students the opportunity to develop the general education abilities as stated in the general education requirements of Delta College
Program history

Delta's dental assisting program has been in place since 1969! And, hundreds of working dental assisting professionals graduated from our program.

Why you should choose Delta 

 

Why you should choose Delta 

Convenience

Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS

Co-op Opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.

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Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

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Facts & Figures

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100% of recent grads passed the State of Michigan RDA Exam.

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Of those seeking employment in the profession, 100% are employed.

 

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Delta College offers over 150 degree, certificate and training options. Continue exploring and advancing your education with these related programs: