College Station, TX – July 22, 2015 – Vista College announces the addition of a Dental Assistant program on its College Station campus – the fourth of Vista’s eight on-ground campuses to offer the program. Enrollment begins immediately for classes, which start August 3, 2015.
“This is an exciting addition not only for our campus, but also for the community of College Station,” said Jeff Atkinson, campus director. “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. Additionally, expanded health insurance coverage has led to more dental patients, which should drive the demand for dental assistants in dentists’ offices and outpatient care centers.”
The Dental Assistant program is designed to prepare students to function effectively as integral members of dental health teams. Students are given instruction in performing chair-side assisting procedures, patient care, tray preparation for specific procedures, and maintaining accurate patient and dental charting records. The program includes instruction in rubber dam and matrix band applications, dental manipulation and applications, patient education, post-operative instructions, coronal polishing, fluoride applications, and infection control procedures. Graduates of this program will be prepared to seek employment in dental offices or related businesses. Upon completion of the program, a Diploma is awarded.
Vista College offers a wide variety of career training programs throughout Texas as well as in Arkansas, New Mexico and online. Each career program is staffed with industry experts and leading professionals, ensuring students an affordable, quality education that will help them pursue successful careers in their chosen fields. Financial aid is available for those that qualify. Graduates may also benefit from Vista’s career services assistance, including resume preparation and interview coaching.
For more information on Vista College and the new Dental Assisting program, go to www.vistacollege.edu or call 979-703-1306.
Vista College is located at 2704 Texas Avenue South, College Station, TX 77840.