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 further education

Enrollment Period

First year students attend CAVIT from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. daily.
Second year students attend classes from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. daily.

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


Approved Training Program Dental Assistant
Program Resources
Program Instructor


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.

Program Resources