Find accredited dental assistant certification training programs at local trade schools and online technical colleges. Dental assistant training in a trade school certificate program takes between 9 months and 1 year to complete. While college dental assistant associates degree programs take about two years to complete.
Dental hygiene is one of the fastest growing careers and employment is expected to grow 19% through 2024.
Colleges with Dental Assistant Programs
Listed colleges are accredited and offer financial aid assistance to those who qualify.
- Meridian College
- American Institute
- St. Paul’s School of Nursing
- College of Health Care Professions
- Excel Dental
- Daymar College
- Blue Cliff College
- Platt College
- Miller Motte College
- Iowa Central Community College
- Northwestern College
- Midwest Technical Institute
- Keystone Technical Institute
- Ultimate Medical Academy
- Berks Technical Institute
- Brightwood College
Accelerated, weekend class and hybrid (classroom/online) options are available at many schools.
Dental Assistant Job Description
Dental assistant job description includes but is not limited to:
- Assisting during dental procedures
- Preparing the patient for procedure
- Taking patient medical history
- Sterilize equipment
- Comfort patients
- Discussing aftercare
- Taking impressions of mouth
Dental Assistant Salary
“The median annual wage for dental assistants was $37,630 in May 2017. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,170, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $53,130.”