The Dental Assisting program at Ivy Tech is taught by instructors who have all worked as dental assistants in the field. Students will get to study in a state-of-the-art facility learning a variety of skills involving radiography, dental materials, infection control, chairside, and general dentistry as well as dental specialties. For more information about dental assisting, visit the American Dental Assistant's Association website.
The Dental Assisting program is a selective admission program. When you apply to the college, you would be accepted into the Healthcare Specialist program with a concentration in Dental Assisting while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The Dental Assisting program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details.
Students who are admitted to the program will be required to pay for and submit to a criminal background check, drug testing and physical exam. The details and process will be provided at an orientation. Please contact the program faculty for more detailed information.
Graduates of the Dental Assisting program are ready to move in to good-paying jobs in the community, and are currently working in dentist offices. Our students graduate with industry-recognized certifications. During the program, students are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board exam. Students passing the Radiation Health and Safety exam are eligible for a state radiology license after graduation.