Are you the type of person that likes fast-paced, hands-on experience with the opportunity to help the public? The Dental Assisting Program at Iowa Western is just what you’re looking for! Your hands-on experience begins as soon as the first week of class when you’ll be working with other students in the dental clinic at Iowa Western. This program combines the dental field with direct patient care and a little bit of arts and crafts.
Iowa Western’s faculty has 26 years of combined experience in the dental field, including positions as a chairside Dental Assistant, Dental Laboratory Technician, and Dental Office Manager. The small class size combined with a tight-knit dental community allows for one-on-one interaction with the faculty as the students work their way through the program. Before the student graduates, they will gain hands-on experience as a chairside assistant in area dental schools and private dental offices. Graduates have the opportunity to work in private dental practices, specialty dental practices, dental colleges, dental product sales, insurance claims departments, and public health institutions and clinics, and dental laboratories.
The Dental Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. This accreditation ensures that the Dental Assisting program is up to date on the latest curriculum and techniques in the dental industry. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago 60611, or visit the website at www.ada.org/coda.
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