UMA Programs / Clearwater Campus / Dental Assistant

Frequently Asked Questions

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What should I look for in top schools for dental assistant training?

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Different people have different ideas of what makes a top school. To us, top schools that offer dental assistant programs should provide personal assistance every step of the way with services like one-on-one and group tutoring. Top schools that offer dental assistant training should also provide career services such as job search assistance.

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Is there a difference between dental assistant schools?

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Absolutely. While the basic training may be similar between schools that offer dental assistant programs, UMA is pleased to offer an extensive list of student services, all included in our competitively priced tuition.1 UMA is a school that offers dental assistant training programs which include one-on-one tutoring, on-the-job training (unpaid), help with writing your resume, job interview coaching and job search assistance. 1. According to research conducted by UMA comparing a variety of career schools with similar programs.

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How much does a dental assistant make?

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You can find salary ranges by visiting the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. The salary for a position as a dental assistant depends on the answers to several questions including where you live and work, your experience, whether you are certified or not, and other related factors.

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Where can I find more info about being a dental assistant?

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What is a dental assistant?

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This position may be responsible for providing patient care, taking X-rays, recordkeeping, scheduling appointments and more.

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What does “expanded functions ” mean?

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As a student enrolled in the UMA Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions program, one of your courses will be "Expanded Functions." In this dental assistant class, you’ll learn the skills necessary to take the exam for State Certificate of Radiology so you can assist in the exposing of radiographs under the direct supervision of a Florida licensed dentist. Lab skills are also part of the training for our "Expanded Functions" class in this program.

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Where can I get UMA dental assistant training in the Tampa Bay area?

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UMA offers dental assistant training at our campus in downtown Clearwater, located at 1255 Cleveland Street. Contact us now to schedule a tour.