Online Dental Assistant Programs

Find an online trade school or college with accredited online dental assistant certificate (CDA) training classes and Associate’s Degree in Dental Assisting programs. Use the search application to connect with a school.

Schools with Dental Assistant Programs

All listed schools are accredited and have financial aid assistance for students who qualify.

Most schools offer at least partial online programs, where some classwork can be completed remotely.

Dental Assistant Training & Job Description

How long does dental assistant training take? Online dental assistant certificate training takes about 9 months to 1 year to complete. College dental assistant associate’s degree programs take about two years to complete when taking online classes.

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