Our tuition was created to be affordable for almost any budget, eliminating the need for traditional financial aid! We offer lower tuition prices and flexible payment plans, including an option to finance your tuition over an extended time (credit providing our students with the opportunity to graduate with little to no student loan debt. If none of our payment plan options work for you, please give us a call. We are more than happy to customize a plan!
The time it takes to become a dental assistant varies between schools and certification programs. Our curriculum is 10-weeks long in total: 9-weeks of accelerated online learning and an optional 2 day seminar (Saturday and Sunday, 10 hours per day) of intensive hands-on practice in order to prepare students to start working as a dental assistant.
Using the benefit of modern technology, we are able to offer a condensed, but comprehensive program that focuses on the key areas of the study guide and teach them in a meaningful way. We supplement that learning with lab and soft-skill simulations which you are then able to strengthen through our optional hands-on seminar. You will have the guidance of your knowledgeable instructors and additional online resources.
As a newly hired dental assistant, your employer will have an expectation that you will know the basic skills of dental assisting. It’s those fundamental skills that we focus on teaching our students. Our custom designed curriculum sets students up for success in knowing exactly what doctors will expect them to know.
When you graduate from any dental assisting school you receive a certificate of completion. Many students ask if they can expect to make a higher starting salary if they attend a longer program. The starting salary for a dental assistant does not have anything to do with how long you spent in school or how much you paid for your schooling.
Dental assistants perform a variety of duties, including but not limited to: assisting the dentist, carrying out clinical tasks, and completing administrative work. Dental assistants may perform many different clinical duties including preparing patients and the work area for treatments and procedures, sterilizing dental instruments, assisting the dentist during procedures, administrative/front office tasks, working with patients on billing and payment, taking molds and impressions, performing x-rays, & more. Dental Assistants are responsible for making patients feel at ease while also preparing them for treatment. During dental visits, assistants often work alongside the dentist.
Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. For more information, please visit https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants.htm#tab-1.
The median annual wage for dental assistants is $38,690 per year as of May 2017. For more information, please visit https://www.bls.gov/oes/2017/may/oes319091.htm.
Benefits vary by practice and should be discussed with the hiring practice.