Dental Assistant


About This Program

Minnesota North - Hibbing’s dental assisting program is accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission of Accreditation. Graduates of the Dental Assisting Program are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Certification Exam and the Minnesota State Board of Dentistry Dental Assistant State Licensure Exam. Dental Assistant graduates, upon successful completion of the exams, are Certified and Licensed dental assistants.

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Degrees & Credits

A.A.S. Degree (60 credits)

Diploma (40 credits)


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Program Features


The Dental Assistant program is a nationally accredited course which prepares students for a rewarding career in the field of dental assisting. Within nine months, students learn a variety of skills required of a chairside assistant, laboratory technician, and dental receptionist.


Students master the skills of polishing teeth, applying fluoride, taking impressions, placing and removing rubber dams and taking x-rays during school clinic sessions. Extramural internships in area dental offices allows students to practice the skills they have acquired in school.

Board Exams

After successfully completing the program, students are eligible to take the National Chairside Assisting Certification Exam and the Minnesota Registration Exam.


Positions in dental assisting are available with general practitioners and specialists in private and group practices and in public health programs.

Meet the Faculty

Dawn Robillard

Dental Assistant Instructor

Jolene Stevenson

Dental Assistant Instructor

Additional Information

Contact the Commission on Dental Accreditation

Mailing Address:Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
800.621.8099 or 312.440.4653