Job opportunities continue to grow in dental assisting, and you can take advantage of the opportunities with a certificate from Lewis and Clark Community College. Your certificate can help you find employment as a chairside assistant or as a dental office administrator. Additionally, you may choose to continue your education in a related career such as dental hygiene, dental technology or dentistry. The program at L&C is demanding and comprehensive. You will study clinical practices, disease processes of the head and neck, infection control, diagnostic and therapeutic practices, radiographic and laboratory procedures, dental terminology, ethics. law, patient communications and office management. Students graduate with a Certificate of Proficiency and are qualified to take the Dental Assisting National Board to become Certified Dental Assistants.
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