Hands-on, fast-paced and extremely rewarding. Our accredited Dental Assisting program prepares you for a great career through intense lab and clinical experiences. You graduate in high demand and highly valued for the essential role you play. Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship may even cover your tuition.
What You Learn in the Dental Assisting Program
This is a comprehensive program. Learn to assist with preventive, diagnostic, operative, and specialty procedures. How to manage medical and dental emergencies. And how to talk to patients about oral health. Get invaluable hands-on learning in clinical settings. Bonus: many of our students land job offers before graduating.
What Can I Do With a Dental Assistant Diploma?
You get to help dentists and patients. Polish teeth, take dental x-rays, and more. You can manage the office and patient accounts. Dental Assisting is a rewarding career with great earning potential, and skilled professionals are in demand here and across the U.S. Work in private offices, clinics, hospitals, and specialty practices such as pediatric dentistry and oral surgery.
Get a year of clinical experience under your belt and return to EICC. We’ve got a quick Expanded Functions certificate you can complete at work and take your skills to the next level.
Or continue your education to become a dental hygienist through a unique partnership with Carl Sandburg College located in Galesburg, Illinois.
A Solid Foundation
Start at the top
Learn head and neck anatomy, tooth morphology, and more.
Discuss clinical experiences and prepare to ace the Iowa Dental Board registration exam.
What’d you say?
Analyze and understand communication variables affecting human relationships.
It's in the chair
Examine the fundamentals of behavior.
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Tour the Dental Assisting Lab
Ready to Apply?
Our program prepares you to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) exam and the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners Radiography, Infection Control, and Jurisprudence State Board exams. Here's a few more details to note:
Proof of successful completion of a CPR course (BCIS for health care providers) is required.
Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship
You may be eligible to earn a degree in this high-demand field for zero tuition costs! You file for financial aid, and if your Expected Family Contribution is at or below $20,000, the state covers the remaining balance beyond the aid for which you are eligible. More than two dozen career programs qualify, including this one. File your FAFSA by July 15.Learn More
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Your Degree = Success
Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.Explore the value of an associate’s degree
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