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Dental Assistant

Learn the skills you need to become a Dental Assistant – at home, at your own pace with Penn Foster.

As a Dental Assistant, you’ll need to know how to manage the medical office, schedule appointments and update patient records. Penn Foster's training program can help you learn these skills and many more. Train quickly and conveniently! You’ll learn valuable skills with these courses and more:

  • Disease Transmission, Pathology, and Dental Emergencies
  • Dental Anatomy and Terminology
  • Preventive Dentistry and Nutrition
  • Pharmacology, Radiology, and Anesthesiology

And you’ll learn it all at home – no classroom needed!

Start a challenging, money making career in this growing health care field.

Why train to become a Dental Assistant? With the right credentials, you can:

  • Work for a private dental practice.
  • Work at a dental clinic, performing a variety of services.
  • Work for a federal, state, or local government agency.

Demand for Dental Assistants will rise 31% by 2020.* Dental Assistants enjoy exciting, varied assignments, steady work schedules, respect and prestige. Whether you work for a clinic or dental practice, you’ll have a career you can be proud of!

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* Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2020. Source: "Occupational Outlook Handbook," a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor. Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.

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