Thank you for your interest in the Dental Assistant program at Texas State Technical College Harlingen. As a student at TSTC Harlingen, you will be awarded endless opportunities to fulfill your educational goals. TSTC students enjoy a hands-on learning environment that promotes continued educational growth.
TSTC is constantly evolving and providing programs to compete with the specialized fields of the working world. TSTC Harlingen offers Certificates of Completion in Dental Assistant. Graduates of the program can have career opportunities that offer a sense of responsibility, personal growth, achievement and financial reward.
A Dental Assistant performs a variety of chair-side assisting duties and related office and laboratory procedures under the supervision of a dentist. A Dental Assistant is a vitally important member of the dental office team.
Dental Assisting requires challenging skills and is a growing career field that can offer many opportunities and benefits. A Dental Assistant should be friendly and polite and able to work well under pressure. Dental Assistants should be quick, efficient, good at listening to others, be concerned about people, and be able to stay calm in emergencies.
Graduates of the DEA program a will learn a variety of tasks, such as set up exam rooms, sterilize and disinfect instruments, assist dentist during dental procedures, takes teeth impressions for diagnosis, processes dental X-rays, pours molds and fabricates temporary crowns, as well as provide oral health and nutritional counseling.
Career opportunities within the program vary between options and I encourage you to visit the program and find out which choice is right for you. TSTC can provide you with the knowledge to achieve your goals. For more information or to schedule a tour, I encourage you to contact the Dental Assistant program at 956.364.4690 or the TSTC College Information Office at 956.364.4117.
I look forward to meeting you soon.