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Major: Dental Support Services and Allied Professions


Introduction

Dental support services and allied professions programs prepare students to provide patient care, take dental x-ray photographs, prepare patients and equipment for dental procedures, and discharge office administrative functions under the supervision of dentists and dental hygienists.

Specific programs included in this major:

  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
  • Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other

 

Typical Degrees Offered

Minnesota schools offer several different award levels for this major. The number of 2016-2017 graduates in the chart below were awarded the following degrees:

Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years, 191 graduates

Associates degree, 320 graduates

Bachelor degree*, 102 graduates

Master degree**, 11 graduates

*This award level also includes post-bachelor's certificates.
**This award level also includes post-master's certificates.

 

Careers You Qualify For With This Major

 

Schools That Offer This Major

SchoolCity
Central Lakes College - Brainerd Brainerd
Century College White Bear Lake
Dakota County Technical College Rosemount
Hennepin Technical College - Brooklyn Park Brooklyn Park
Hennepin Technical College - Eden Prairie Eden Prairie
Hibbing Community College Hibbing
Lake Superior College Duluth
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Moorhead Moorhead
Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato - Online Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato-Edina Edina
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Canby Canby
Normandale Community College Bloomington
Northwest Technical College Bemidji
Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester
South Central College - North Mankato North Mankato
St. Cloud Technical & Community College St. Cloud

 

Related Majors

 

College Preparation

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose

Learn more about Programs of Study at your high school.

 

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