Dental Assisting (High School)

Francis Tuttle's Dental Assisting program includes academics, laboratory, and clinical courses to prepare students to become members of a rapidly growing career. We offer hands-on training in a fully equipped lab where dental materials and learning aids are used to give students real-world skills. Students will learn chairside assisting, patient care, sterilization, dental casts and impression skills.

There is occasional exposure to communicable diseases, as well as possible exposure to chemicals and radiation; therefore, use of personal protective equipment is required. 

Entrance Requirements

  • GPA of 2.5+
  • C or better in Biology
  • No disciplinary record
  • Attendance in good standing with minimal tardies

At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors, and seniors


Rockwell Campus Center Building, Health Science Center

Total Hours Required





Two sessions: Monday through Friday, 8:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Students enroll in either AM or PM session

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$15.00-$20.00 (average = $16.36)

per hour

Pass Rate



Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Private Dental Offices, Dental Clinics, Dental Schools, Research, Public Health/Government Clinics

Dental Assisting