Education with a Purpose
Dental Assistant Program
What We Offer: Dental Assistant
Program Highlights
  • Provide high quality patient care as an important part of the operatory team in a modern dental environment.
  • Perform a wide range of dental office operations including x-rays, chair side assistance, instrument transfer, and preparation of teeth impressions.
  • Work alongside a dental professional to ensure patients receive outstanding treatment.

Career Focus
  • Prepared for dental assistant examination and advanced training.

Program Length

The dental assistant program is two years in length. Students also have the opportunity to obtain two of the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certifications, as well as a certificate from the American Red Cross in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Second year students qualify for the Infection Control Exam upon successful completions of the Microbiology/Infection Control/Hazardous Waste Management curriculum.

Second year students qualify for the Radiation Health and Safety Exam upon successful completion of the Radiology Curriculum.

Awards and Recognition
  • 2nd Place in State - 2014 HOSA Dental Assistant Qualifier Exam

Related Career Pathways
  • Dental Assistant
  • Office Management Assistant
  • Lab Assistant
  • Dental Hygenist
  • Pre-Dental


Program Information

Approved Training Program with Dental Assistant National Board

Program Resources
Program Staff


Maureen Williams
Phone: (520) 423-2998

Ms. Williams brings six years work experience as a dental assistant and treatment coordinator. She also carries state x-ray certification. Ms. Williams joined CAVIT in 2013.

Lowell Arbuckle

Dr. Lowell Arbuckle
Phone: (520) 423-2998

Dr. Arbuckle is CAVIT's resident dentist for the Dental Assistant program. He works alongside our students providing dental services to community residents every Monday in our clinic. Dr. Arbuckle joined CAVIT in 2013.

Program Resources