Dental Assistant School at DCI in Wilmington, DE
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Dental Assistant

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Dawn Career Institute's Dental Assistant Program:

Employers such as Delaware Orthodontics, Oral Surgery Consultants of PA, Delaware Center for Oral Surgery, Rittenhouse Orthodontics and Kennett Dental have hired graduates of Dawn Career Institute's Dental Assistant program. 

If you're searching for dental assistant training in Delaware, we invite you to call us at 855-809-4202 or stop by our campus at 3700 Lancaster Pike in Wilmington, Delaware. We can help you get the hands-on education necessary to pursue employment in this in-demand career field.

The DCI advantage

Since 1976, Dawn Career Institute has been family-owned and operated. We are accredited by the Accrediting Commissions of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and in 2011 received the ACCSC School of Excellence Award.

We have full-time Career Services staff on campus who are available to our students and graduates in person, by phone or email to suport them in the pursuit of career opportunities. Your coursework will include resume writing, job search success strategies and job interview techniques.

Our Dental Assistant program includes the technical knowledge needed in areas such as oral anatomy and dental charting, assisting in periodontics, orthodontics and pediatrics, taking x-rays and processing film/studying digital images. Equally important, we train on the "soft skills" that employers are seeking, such as interpersonal skills, goal setting, customer relations and stress management. 

Prepare for a rewarding, fast-paced career in the dental field:

As a dental assistant, you can have various responsibilities, including:

  • Developing appropriate chairside skills
  • Assisting the dentist with diagnostic, preventive and general procedures
  • Disinfecting and sterilizing instruments and equipment
  • Preparing materials for impressions and restorations
  • Taking and processing dental X-rays
  • Removing sutures
  • Applying topical anesthetics
  • Handling administrative duties

Our dental assistant program is available both daytime and evening hours, and can be completed in 30 weeks! The evening program is offered in our blended format.

Take the next step!

Call 855-809-4202 or click here for more information on our Dental Assistant classes in Delaware.

Click here for complete information on our graduation rates, graduate employment rates, tuition and fees, median loan debt and other important program information.

Dental assistants can specialize in particular areas of dentistry including endodontics (treating diseases of dental pulp and nerve), periodontics (treating diseases of gums and structure surrounding teeth), orthodontics (preventing or correcting teeth irregularities), pedodontics (caring for children's teeth), prosthodontics (designing, manufacturing and fitting artificial replacements for teeth) and oral surgery (treating diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and mouth).

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Dental Assistant Program at DCI in Wilmington, DE
"I got the job! I am so happy! I am so happy! You have made me a better me. My interview skills and communication skills have improved sooo much! Thank you so much! ... "
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition