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Associate of Applied Science – Dental Assisting

Build Clinical and Administrative Skills for Careers in Dental Practices

Associate of Applied Science – Dental Assisting

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Program Overview

Program Overview

Dental assistants help keep dental practices moving. Their duties combine administrative tasks like updating patient records plus clinical tasks, such as providing chairside assistance during dental procedures. The dental assistant role is versatile, fast-paced, and can make a real difference in the lives of patients.

With Concorde, you can be ready to pursue a dental assistant career—and build an essential foundation of college-level knowledge—in as few as 8 months.* You can also choose your campus location: we offer this program at both our Memphis, TN and Southaven, MS campuses for your convenience.


Skill Building

Gain dental care skills, front office administrative skills and essential general knowledge in this degree program.

Versatile Curriculum

Curriculum includes an externship so you gain real-world experience.ᶛ

Flexible Class Schedules

Complete your degree in as few as 8 months of study.*

Choose from two campus locations: Memphis or Southaven.

Dental Assistant Curriculum

Concorde’s dental assistant degree program teaches core concepts in dental anatomy, physiology and the different dental specialties. Hands-on learning teaches you the practical skills you need to take impressions, assist during procedures, and keep the front office operating efficiently.

You can complete your program in as few as 8 months.*

  • Introduction to Dental Assisting and Dental Terminology
  • Dental Specialties
  • Materials and Procedures
  • Patient Care and Management
  • Diagnostics and Orthodontics
  • Dental Radiology

ᶛ Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, whose length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes.

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount. The associate of science degree program is currently only available through the Memphis, TN and Southaven, MS campuses.


Take the Next Step Now

Does the idea of a career as a dental assistant make you smile? Contact Concorde in Memphis or Southaven today to learn if our associate degree program is right for you!