Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

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Dental Assistant

If you are looking to make a positive change in your professional life, you’ve come to the right place! MK Education will prepare you for a successful future in the dental field. Dental health is vitally important to everyone. Cavities, gum infections and other dental issues aren’t just painful and unsightly, but they can lead to other health problems, including heart disease. This is why dentistry is an important component of America’s health care industry.

MK Education’s Dental Assistant classes combine traditional classroom lectures with group projects and hands-on training in a simulated dental office setting. At the end of your training, you will also have an externship where you will get to work for several weeks in an actual dentist’s office.

In our program, you will study a variety of learning modules including:

  • Preventative Dentistry and Nutrition
  • The Dental Examination
  • Front Office Procedures
  • Introduction to Oral Anatomy
  • Dental Pain Management
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Restorative Dental Procedures
  • Dental Anatomy and Terminology
  • Orthodontics, Oral Pathology, and Radiology

Job Outlook

Not only is dental assisting a meaningful career, but it’s secure, flexible and exciting, too. The U.S. Department of Labor foresees excellent job prospects for Dental Assistants. Over a third of all Dental Assistants enjoy part-time work. And since there are new patients each day, each day brings new challenges!


Plus, Dental Assistants participate in every part of the dental office. From patient care to billing, x-rays to lab work, they are the backbone of the dental industry. And dentists across the country are discovering just how valuable Dental Assistants really are. They save the dental office money and improve patient care at the same time. This is why employment for Dental Assistants is projected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations! In as little as four months you can be ready to start making $36,000 a year* as a Dental Assistant.

per year

You may also qualify to work for:

  • dental supply manufacturers
  • hospital dental departments
  • insurance companies.

Additional entry-level positions include dental receptionists.

The training and experience you’ll receive participating in our program may qualify you to work for a variety of dental specialists. These include:

  • General Dentists
  • Pediatric dentists
  • Orthodontists
  • Endodontists
  • Oral Pathologists
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Order Supplies

dental assisting textbook

Modern Dental Assisting Textbook by Robinson

ISBN:  9781455774517

dental assisting workbook

Modern Dental Assisting Workbook by Robinson

ISBN: 9781455774548

dental instruments pocket guide

Dental Instruments, A Pocket Guide – Recommended and not required

ISBN: 9780323185943