Dental Assisting Academy

Dental Assisting Academy

Make Smiles!

Explore our hands-on, state-of-the-art lab facilities preparing future dental technicians, dental hygienists, and dental assistants. Foundational coursework jump-starts students in one of three dental-related career fields – dental technology, dental hygiene and dental assisting.

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Available at:

DEN-110: Dental Terminology

DEN-120: Dental Anatomy

DEN-130: Head & Neck Anatomy

HSC-107: Professionals in Health

HSC-205: Exploration of Health Careers

HSC-210: Health Skills I

Exact courses may vary. Contact your high school counselor or nearest Kirkwood location for full details.

Average Salaries

Dental Assistant

Dental Hygienist


Based on available Iowa salary data at

If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university after attending Kirkwood, specific transfer information can be found here.