a Dental Assistant, you will work chairside with the dentist;
as well as in the dental laboratory and the business office.
At Concorde you will receive “multi-tasked” training, which
means you will be trained in both clinical and administrative
Clinical responsibilities include sterilizing and preparing
instrument trays, exposing and
processing x-rays, conducting oral inspections, preparing
patients for treatment, and taking vital signs. Administrative
responsibilities include patient charting, appointment setting,
completing insurance forms, accounts payable and fee collections.
Assistant Program is 34 weeks long.
In addition to the realistic laboratory environment Concorde provides, we also offer a hands-on working
experience called an externship. Our Dental Assistant externship
is 4 weeks long.
vital signs and give CPR
preparation and setup
and process x-rays
patients on proper oral care
records and supplies
accounts payable and collections
with insurance forms
A majority of Dental Assistants are employed by General Dentists.
Some are employed by Specialists (orthodontists, oral surgeons,
Some Assistants work part-time and sometimes in more than
one office. Assistants may have some freedom to choose their
We could tell you… “Absolutely… and we have tons
of statistics and success stories to share with you.”
But, what we prefer to do is to encourage you to do the research
yourself. Get a copy of your local newspaper and read through
the allied health job listings. Look for your potential job
category and see for yourself how many great opportunities
will be available to you when you complete your Concorde training.
Jump online and search some of the excellent job resource
websites for opportunities in your field. The jobs are out
there… so don’t wait any longer if you want to work in allied
health. Come to Concorde and we’ll prepare you quickly and
thoroughly for your new career.
Career Institute Diploma
Radiation Safety Certificate / X-ray License
be qualified to sit for the California State board exam
to become a Registered Dental
We know how important this question is to most of you. We
have found that our program costs may change slightly with
each new session. For that reason, we are unable to provide
cost information on our website. We are, however, very happy
to discuss our current program costs with you personally.
Please give us a call anytime. Just tell your Representative
that you visited our website and would like information about
If you have questions about financial aid, your Representative
will tell you all about our excellent Financial
Aid staff who are here specifically to help you fund your