Dental Assisting Technology and Management ATD

Program Details

Program Description:

This program has 100% placement because Dental Assistants are in demand in this community. Upon completion of the program, students will receive their Florida Expand Functions and Florida Dental Radiographer’s Certificates. The program also articulates with several associate degrees offered on the state college level. The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation which ensures students receive standard qualify dental education above and beyond what the State of Florida requires. MTC students sit for the Dental Assisting National Board Certification exams in the last month of the program, which when passed, provides career advancement opportunities. The last 3 months of the program, students participate in externships with a variety of dental practices in the area as they assist in the treatment of patients under the supervision of a licensed dentist.

The program will prepare students for the Dental Assisting National Board Examination
as well as state requirements. The program will meet the requirements of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and standards recommended by the Florida Board of Dentistry.

SkillsUSA and/or HOSA are the approved co-curricular career and technical student organizations which provide activities for students as an integral part of the instruction by providing leadership training and reinforcing specific career and technical skills.

When offered at the college credit level, this ATD program is part of the Dental Assisting Technology and Management AS (1351060104) and has a program length of 50 credits.

Governing Agencies: Florida State Department of Education and the Florida State Board of Dentistry.

Start Date:

August, January
High school seniors – August only.

Clinical Start Dates (Monday – Thursday Weekly): August
Class: Mid-March thru June, 4 days a week
January Class: Mid-September thru December, 4 days a week

Start Time:


Program Length:

1230 hours – approximately 11 months to complete
Program OCP points:


Course Number: DEA0725

Course Title: Introduction to Dental Assisting

Length: 90 hours


Course Number: DEA0726

Course Title: Dental Infection Control Assistant

Length: 210 hours


Course Number: DEA0727

Course Title: Dental Assisting 1

465 hours

Course Number: DEA0728

Course Title: Dental Assisting 2

465 hours


MTC East Campus, 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211

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Program #H170113 CIP# 00351060113

Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes administrative fee)


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

Application Fee


Dental Exam, Physical Exam and Immunizations

Price Varies



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Textbooks and Uniforms

Textbook Estimate (Purchased online)


*Uniform: BLACK Scrub Top ; BLACK Scrub Pants (NO joggers) with **embroidery from Scrub Club

Estimated $60.00/Set

Additional Required Items (Outside Vendor)

Specific details will be provided during the Orientation.
Uniforms: Black scrub pants (No joggers) and black tops will be worn each day. Scrub sets will have MTC program embroidery done by the Scrub Club: 8527 SR 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34202 (941) 755-9669 .
On cold days, solid colored long sleeve tops can be worn under uniform tops.
Shoes: Solid color dark gray or black duty or athletic style shoes are to be worn. Shoes must be worn with socks, be closed toe and closed heel, and kept clean.
Safety Glasses: Plastic safety glasses with side shields

Estimated Total Cost of Program


Uniforms may be covered for Pell eligible students once aid has been applied to all Tuition & Fee charges.

**How to order:
In the upper right hand corner, click on Group Sign-In
The code to log-in to MTC’s personal shopping page is MTC1 
**The cost of the embroidery is already included on their scrub tops. We will embroider the program name based on the scrub color you choose.
 If purchasing Black or Teal Blue scrubs, please specify at checkout which program.

The Scrub Club: 8527 SR 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34202 (941) 755-9669. 

Financial aid available depending on student’s eligibility.

All pre-admission fees are non-refundable and not covered by Financial Aid.

Prices are subject to change.
Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).
Textbook estimate. Current book list and prices:
Tuition is $2.92 per hour for Florida residents. Tuition is $11.71 per hour for Non-Florida residents.

Visit MTC Financial Aid page for more information.

Florida Department of Education: Frameworks

Possible Careers and Outlook:

31-9091.00       Dental Assistants

31-9099.00       Healthcare Support Workers, All Other

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1230 hrs (11 months), clinical


East Campus,
Lakewood Ranch


On-Campus: Full-time


Yes, high school seniors only.

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Xela Brutus 

Career Counselor

5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211
Call   941.752.8100 x 47127
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