Minneapolis - Dental Assisting Program Outlines

The Herzing University dental assisting programs prepare graduates for the wide range of work they will be handling as professionals. This includes both hands-on patient care as well as the equally important tasks related to office scheduling, patient payments and treatment records.

Dental Assisting Program Comparison Chart

Program availability varies by location.

ProgramCreditsMonths
Diploma in Dental Assisting4716
Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting7124
*Average number of months for students to complete program

As a Dental Assistant, you will perform a variety of tasks including chairside assisting, patient education, taking radiographs, polishing teeth, taking impressions and much more. In addition, these professionals can also be involved in office-related tasks such as scheduling and confirming appointments, maintaining treatment records, handling patient payments and ordering supplies and other materials.

Diploma in Dental Assisting

These diploma programs prepare graduates to successfully perform chair-side assisting, laboratory procedures, administrative duties and other expanded functions. Download Program Course Sheet

Convenient new hours for the diploma program! Classes are scheduled between 8 am and 2:30 pm Monday through Friday (Minneapolis campus).

Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting

In addition to mastering the dental assisting duties as listed for the diploma, graduates of this program also gain a well-rounded background with the degree-required general education courses. They are prepared to enter a bachelor’s degree program such as the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management. Download Program Course Sheet

Ask about transferring your prior credits into a Herzing Dental Assisting program!

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