Michigan Dental Assistants Schools
There are a number of dental assistant schools in Michigan. While attending a school is not required to become a dental assistant in this state, it can increase one’s marketability.
Michigan Dental Assistant Continuing Education Requirements
Dental assistants who are not registered do not need to complete any continuing education, although they are often encouraged to do so by their employers. Registered dental assistants and dental assistants who can perform extended functions are issued a three-year license. Every three years the license must be renewed through the Michigan Department of Community Health. Renewal application can be submitted online at http://www.michigan.gov/elicense. No early applications for renewal are accepted in Michigan. Registered dental assistants and dental assistants who can perform expanded functions must also complete 36 hours of continuing education. At least 12 hours must be in programs related to clinical issues and all programs must be approved by the board and documented.
Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Dental Assistants in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights, Ann Arbor and Lansing, Michigan 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 William Beaumont Hospital, Traverse City State Hospital, Children's Hospital of Michigan and Henry Ford Hospital.