College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
Dental Assistants earn from $21,600 up to $44,900 annually dependent upon experience. Dental Hygienists earn from $43,700 to $84,400 annually in the state of Maryland.
|Financial Assistance is available for this program|
Dental assistants perform different types of patient care, office duties, and laboratory duties. On a typical day, a dental assistant who delivers patient care will: make patients as comfortable as possible in the dental chair, prepare them for treatment, and obtain dental records; hand instruments and materials to dentists; sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment, prepare tray setups for dental procedures, and instruct patients on postoperative and general oral health care; and much more. With further education, students can become Registered Dental Hygienists who clean teeth and examine oral areas.
|HTH-8300 Dental Assistant
Other Dental class:
Did you know there are opportunities to advance your career by earning an associate’s degree at CSM? *Offered at CSM, call 301-934-7766 or email@example.com for more information.
ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE PRE-DENTAL HYGIENE*
Instructors assist students to apply for the Dental Assisting National Board in Oral Radiography to obtain state certification.
Did you know there are opportunities to advance your career by earning an associate’s degree at CSM?
*Offered at CSM, call 301-934-7766 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Kelly Winters, MSN, RN, CPP
“The job outlook for dental assistants is excellent -- employment in this field is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2016. It is predicted that it will be the third fastest growing occupation for which a degree isn't required.”
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics