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Dental Assistant


Dental assistants work alongside dentists and dental hygienists in a dental office, where they perform a variety of job duties. The primary role of a dental assistant is assisting the dentist during procedures by provided tools and materials. Some of the duties of a dental assistant include preparing patients for dental procedures, ensuring the sterility of the dental environment, working with suppliers, helping patients schedule appointments, and teaching patients about proper oral health.

Prerequisites include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Course registration:

To register for the Dental Assistant course, please visit –

Wallace Community College’s Center for Economic and Workforce Development
5565 Montgomery Highway
Dothan, AL 36303-1552

(Located at the corner of John D. Odom Rd. and US 231 – next door to Alabama State Trooper office)

Or call (334) 556-2203

This course is approved for WIA funding.

Download the Dental Assistant brochure