Cleaning teethDuluth-Superior and the greater Arrowhead region need dental assistants. Designed specifically for Twin Ports residents, the Hibbing Community College Dental Assistant Program and Lake Superior College will prepare you to join the workforce as a dental assistant in less than a year.

Students spend three days on the Hibbing Community College campus for hands-on laboratory and clinical skills, and two days at Lake Superior College for remote ITV dental assisting theory courses from HCC. General education and pre-requisite courses are available at LSC.

Graduates have the skills to:

  • Take and process x-rays
  • Apply fluoride
  • Take impressions
  • Assist dentists with procedures
  • Transfer instruments
  • Chart manually and with Eaglesoft Software
  • Place dental sealants
  • Remove sutures
  • Take vital signs
  • Orthodontic procedures
  • Administer nitrous oxide
  • Place and remove rubber dams
  • Polish teeth
  • Complete required 8-week internship in a dental office of his/her choice!
“The advantage of the distance program was being able to keep my job back home on the weekends, and being home to see my family and attend family events. I personally decided to stay in the dorms part time so I could meet new friends and have my first experience living on my own, and this program helps people save lot of gas money and time.”
Kaitlyn Kelley
Dental Assistant Student
“This program was convenient and a very positive experience. Living in Duluth at the time, I was able to complete this program without having to travel as much as I would if it would be every day of the week in Hibbing. [The dental assisting cohort] gave me a group to study with and a new group of friends.”
Kaylie Majkich
Dental Assistant Student

Hibbing Community College