Dental Assisting School
About Our Program
Welcome to North Idaho Dental Personnel’s’ Dental Assisting Training Program! We aim to provide dental assistant training to students who want to enter the dental field as a trained dental assistant. We educate our students about the role of the dental assistant and prepare them to become a certified dental assistant. North Idaho Dental Personnel will provide information to help students with certifications and start their career as an entry level dental assistant. Upon completion of the program, you will graduate with a Dental Assisting Certificate, Radiation Safety Certificate and CPR Certification. This course prepares you in half the time and at a fraction of the cost of most other programs. You will learn what dentists really need you to know to be on the cutting edge of dentistry. We value the fact that our program is based in an operating dental office so you may gain as much hands-on experience as you can. You are encouraged to come in during normal business hours to learn and get experience as much as possible. We want you to be confident and be that rock star dental assistant all dentists are looking for!
Goals and Objectives
To provide fast track dental assisting training. Dental assistants are becoming a vital part of the dental field. As more dentists rely on assistants to prep patients for procedures and record accurate information, the demand for dental assistants should continue to grow. The lack of trained dental assistants makes it time consuming for the dentist to find a qualified dental assistant. The program objective at North Idaho Dental Personnel is to provide onsite dental office training in a shorter time to help keep qualified dental assistant available to be hired. We provide a fast-track low-cost program that will allow a dental assistant who complete this program to earn an average dental assistant salary.
About the Field
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there should be more than 74,000 new openings for dental assistants up to the year 2022. That amounts to nearly 24.5 percent employment growth, which is much faster than the average for all professions. There are several reasons for the increased openings, including the fact that current generations take better care of their teeth than their parents and grandparents and regularly visit a dental office. Expanded health insurance coverage has also led to more patients, which should drive the demand for dental assistants in dentists’ offices. "Average Dental Assistant Hourly Wage in Idaho. Dental Assistants earn a median hourly wage of $16.25/hourly and go up to $20.87."
The duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office. The dental assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills.