Dental Assisting Careers

Graduates from the COCC Dental Assisting program are in high demand. They are hired to assist dentists in a wide variety of areas in dentistry in both private dental practices and corporate dental practices, and include areas such as:

  • General Dentistry – Dentists who perform all the major dental procedures
  • Oral Surgery – Dentists who specialize in oral surgical procedures
  • Orthodontics – Dentists who place oral appliances like braces
  • Pedodontics – Dentists who specialize in the oral care of children
  • Periodontics – Dentists who specialize in care and surgery related to oral tissues (gums)
  • Prosthodontics – Dentists who specialize in dental implants and artificial teeth

*Data provided by EMSI, Economic Modeling Specialists International. Salary ranges will vary by region, education, and experience.