Maryland Dental Assistants Schools - MD

Dental assistants typically earn their skills on-the-job. Some receive training from dental-assisting programs offered by community and junior colleges, trade schools, technical institutes, and even the Armed Forces. The education of a dental assistant will mostly consist of math and science courses. Communication and business classes will also prove useful. Dental assistant training programs specific to becoming qualified in a certain area or to perform specific tasks are usually around 35 hours. There are a number of dental assistant schools in Maryland.

Maryland Dental Assistant Continuing Education Requirements

Dental assistants in Maryland are not required to complete any sort of continuing education, although it is often encouraged to keep skills and knowledge up-to-date. Sometimes dental assistants will go on to become dental hygienists, using their prior on-the-job experience to gain entry into selective dental hygiene programs.

Dental assistants qualified in expanded functions, orthodontics or radiology must keep their training current and complete any DANB continuing education requirements or additional certification renewals.

Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Dental Assistants in Baltimore, Columbia, Silver Spring and Ellicot City, Maryland may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Franklin Square Hospital Center, Holy Cross Hospital, John Hopkins Medicine and Prince George’s Hospital Center.

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