Bradford School - Pittsburgh, PA
Dental Assisting

Making Smiles More Beautiful

A dental assistant is an important part of the dental team. Under the direction of a dentist, dental assistants can perform a variety of dental procedures including finishing and polishing composite restorations, taking impressions, and developing radiographs. Dental assistants must be able to work on a team, have good manual dexterity, and have good communication skills.

During the 16-month Specialized Associate of Applied Science degree program, students can learn four-handed dentistry, dental procedures, and office procedures. Students learn in a simulated on-site dental clinic and complete two externships to gain valuable real world experience with patients. International Business College's dental assisting program also includes expanded functions.

We encourage you to visit us and learn why our dental assisting graduates Finish First!

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

At International Business College, our dental assisting faculty has real-world experience, so they can teach in the classroom what it takes to succeed.

Our class sizes are usually smaller, making it easier to get to know your teachers and get personal, one on one attention.  You'll be learning in a simulated dental lab which is equipped with the industry standard equipment you will find in dental practices.  

As a student in our Dental Assisting program, you can learn about:

  • Chairside Assisting 
  • Taking and developing radiographs 
  • Working with dental materials 
  • Using a variety of dental instruments 
  • Placing composite restorations
 

 Dental Assisting students complete 2 externships so that they can practice their skills in a real life setting and make valuable contacts!

 

CURRICULUM

International Business College offers a 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree in dental assisting. Most of your classes are specific to preparing you for a successful dental assisting career. You can graduate quickly and start working!

Our Dental Assisting program is accredited by Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). This accreditation allows graduates to sit for the national Certified Dental Assisting exam that many employers throughout the United States like to see.  

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog. To learn more about our student focused resources click here.

Ready to get started? Call us at 317-813-2300 or fill out our information request form. 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • Dental Health Science and Nutrition
  • Principles of Practice Management
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chairside Assisting 
  • Dental Materials  
  • Dental Radiology 
  • Expanded Function Dental Assisting 
  • Dental Assisting/EFDA Extramurals 
 

CAREERS

Employment of dental assistants is expected to grow by 19% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations9.

As an International Busines College graduate, our career placement department can help you start your career by finding the right job!  

We'll also be there to prepare you by helping with resume writing, interviewing practice, and job searching.  And, most importantly, we'll be there for you throughout your career whenever you need help.  

 
 

PRICES

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at International Business College, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year. There are a variety of financial aid programs available for those who qualify. 

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
TUITION BY SEMESTER (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Tuition Per Semester*
$6,980
Lab Fees Per Semester
$410
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Application Fee
$50
Tuition Deposit**
$50
Confirmation Deposit**
$50
Residence Reservation Fee
$100
Residence Fee Per Semester*
$3,410
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
$2,470
* A.A.S. Degree is 4 semesters
** Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.