Dental Assistant Courses

Find accredited dental assistant certification training programs at local trade schools and online technical colleges near you. 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 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.”

Colleges with Dental Assistant Programs

Listed colleges are accredited and offer financial aid assistance to those who qualify.

Accelerated, weekend class and hybrid (classroom/online) options are available at many schools.