Use the dental assistant course search to find medical trade schools with accredited dental assistant CDA certificate to associate’s degree programs. Online, accelerated, weekend class and hybrid (classroom/online) dental assisting programs are available at some schools.
“Q: What does a certified dental assistant do? A: A dental assistant helps the dental office by increasing the efficiency in the day-to-day operations, performing medical procedures, as well as taking on administrative tasks. A dental assistant’s responsibilities may vary by state, and the particular dental office.”
“What you need to do to become a dental assistant:
- Get your high school diploma or GED.
- Enroll in a dental assistant program or complete an externship with hands-on training.
- Complete your state’s licensing requirements.
- Decide if you want to specialize in areas such as an orthodontist dental assistant, preventative functions, or restorative functions, and get certified.“
Trade Schools with Dental Assistant Programs
Listed colleges are accredited and offer financial aid assistance to those who qualify.
- Alterius Career College
- American College for Medical Careers
- Keystone Technical Institute
- Ultimate Medical Academy
- Vista College
- Intercoast College
- Fortis Institute
Many other dental assistant schools are available, use the program search to find one near you.
Dental Assistant Salary: “The median annual wage for dental assistants was $37,630 in May 2017. … The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,170, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $53,130. Dental assisting is a fast growing career and employment is expected to grow 19% through 2024.”