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Dental Assistant Training Program

Become a Dental Assistant and Make a Difference Every Day!

It’s generally believed we only have one chance to make a first impression. A person’s smile can often define how we are perceived and how we view others.

In fact, about 45% of survey participants agree a smile is the most attractive feature, no matter their age. A new study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) finds that a great smile can be our strongest asset – a feature that remains attractive even as we age - goes a long way in nailing an incredible first impression.Click for more info

If your goal is to help provide a winning smile for dental patients, let us provide the education and skills to attain that goal.

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Program Highlights

This program is available in:

Grand Junction

  • Get personalized, hands-on instruction from our caring and experienced staff.
  • Learn in a fully functioning dental clinic right on campus.
  • Earn your Professional Certificate designed to be completed in 9 months.
  • Complete 160 hours of on-the-job training during your 6-week externship.
  • Prepare to sit for two industry-recognized Dental Assistant certification exams.
Next Classes Start: Tuesday, Feb. 21   Call: 970-245-8101

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Meet a Member of Our IntelliTec Family: Program Supervisor Profiles

IntelliTec College Dental Assistant Program Supervisor
IntelliTec College Dental Assistant Program Supervisor

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If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind and want a career with responsibility, then dental assisting is for you!

Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17 Edition from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics at

Dental Assistant Career Projections

  • Employment of dental assistants is expected to grow by 31 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.
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  • Dentists will continue to hire more dental assistants to complete tasks, allowing dentists to see more patients in their practices and spend time on more complex procedures.
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  • Ongoing research linking oral health and general health will likely continue to increase the demand for preventive dental services.
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  • As the large baby-boom population ages, the need to maintain and treat teeth will continue to increase the need for dental assistants.
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The duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office, and they provide a range of employment options.

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Our 6-week externship reinforces the hands-on skills you’ll need to start your career after you graduate.
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Potential Places for Employment

  • Dental Offices & Hospital Clinics
  • Dental Laboratories
  • Dental Equipment & Product Sales
  • Dental Insurance Companies
  • Dental Educators
  • State & National Professional Associations
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Program Overview

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Once you have completed your classes and externship, you can feel confident you have the skills and training to work in the dental industry.

  • Program - Dental Assistant
  • Award – Professional Certificate
  • LocationGrand Junction
  • Length – This program is designed to be completed in 9 months.
  • Next Start Date – Tuesday, Feb. 21

Learn from a program designed to focus on today’s dentistry demands

  • Practice your skills in a fully functional dental clinic on campus.
  • Understand and execute dental procedures such as taking radiographs, teaching oral hygiene instructions to patients, and assisting dentists during a restoration, infection control and sterilization.
  • Employ compassionate communication skills to ensure quality patient treatment.
  • Participate in community outreach programs which highlight dental awareness and dental health

Get Hands-on Skills Training

Take a look at few hands-on career skills you can expect to learn in your Dental Assistant classes:

  • General Chairside Assisting
  • Specialty Training (Assisting)
  • Dental Radiography
  • Implant Technology Training
  • Dental Office Management
  • Dental Office Administration
  • Preventative & Nutritional Education
  • HIPAA & OSHA Training

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Upon completion of your Dental Assistant certificate program you could be prepared to sit for these dental assistant certification exams:

Professional Dental Assistant Certification Exams

  • Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) exam
    through American Medical Technologists (AMT)
  • Two or three components of the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) exam:
    • Infection Control
    • Radiation Health and Safety
    • General Chairside
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We'd like to introduce you to our Dental Assistant Program Supervisor

Jennifer Prather

Program Supervisor
Dental Assistant

Grand Junction Campus

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Most people look to material rewards to celebrate an accomplishment. But Jennifer finds it's more important to celebrate the feeling of the moment, and fortunately she gets to experience it often.

"The best part of my job is watching my students graduate and go on to start their careers. That's why I do what I do. Knowing that I've had a part in their success is my biggest reward."

Get to know Jennifer

  • What led you to this program of study? I have always liked the dental field; a person's smile is the first thing I notice about them. I also like how the dental field technology is always expanding.
  • What would you tell a student who was on the fence about attending a program of study in your department at IntelliTec? We walk students through their training from day one to graduation, making sure they know everything they need to know. We won't give up because we want students to enjoy that feeling of success during their time with us and throughout their careers.
  • How do you motivate struggling students? I ask them to revisit why they joined the dental program and what goals they were working toward during and after school. Sometimes when life gets difficult we forget there's a light at the end of the tunnel. I want them to remember what they'll see when they reach that light.
  • What is a life lesson you've learned and would like to share? Don't miss work…you have to BE THERE! We've all faced what seems like insurmountable struggles (juggling careers, family and school), but through it all you're expected to be professional and accountable. Prove you were worth hiring!
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