Dental Assistant Training Courses and Workshops

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Dental Assistant




Total 383 training courses and degree programs available around the world.

Dental Assisting for DHGs

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Greenville Technical College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Greenville, Simpsonville, Taylors, United States

This course introduces the dental assisting role and responsibilities. Emphasis is on four-handed dentistry, the use and manipulations of dental materials, and office management.

Dental Assisting and Radiology (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Anne Arundel Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Annapolis, Arnold, Baltimore, Edgewater, Gambrills, Hanover, Laurel, Severn, United States
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A dental assistant performs duties such as preparing instruments and materials required to treat patients, obtaining and updating patients�dental records, working with the dentist during dental procedures and instructing patients on postoperative and general oral health care. A dental assistant may prepare materials for impressions and restorations and process dental X-rays.

Training consists of a single noncredit course that is typically held each term, along with a career development course to get students ready for employment. Students learn the basic skills necessary to work as an entry-level dental assistant. Students will review dental anatomy, terminology, restorative materials, infection control and chair-side techniques. The course also prepares students for the Dental Assisting National Board’s Radiology Certification Examination and is approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Total Hours: 90

What courses will I take?
OCA-348 - Dental Assisting and Radiology
OPA-334 - Career Development for Dental Assisting

Dental Administrative Assistant (Diploma)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Academy of Learning College - New Brunswick
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Bathurst, Miramichi, Canada
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With the aging population, the tremendous advancements in technology, and our demand for the best quality of life, the healthcare industry is facing a growing shortage of well trained personnel. Throughout the North American healthcare industry, there is an acute need to increase the size of the workforce, and raise the skill level of that workforce. This program is designed to provide employment-ready and comprehensively-trained graduates who can work in a Dental Office. Successful graduates will achieve the Certified Medical Assisting Professional (CMAP) designation in addition to their diploma. These graduates are qualified to work in a hands-on administrative and clinical support capacity in the dental industry.
Admission Requirements
•Clear Criminal Record Check
•Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with completion of the CAST testing
•Adequate level of physical health to be able to fulfill job requirements
•Completion of Wonderlic admission test with minimum score of 18
•Good command of the English lan... [Read More]

Dental Administrative Assistant (Diploma)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Academy of Learning College - Alberta
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Airdrie, Brooks, Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Canada
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This program is designed to provide employment-ready, comprehensively trained graduates. Students will: •Develop the knowledge and skills to cope with dental emergencies and how to deal with special needs and medically compromised patients.
•Explore dental hand instruments and accessories, anesthesia and pain control, radiographic imaging, intraoral imaging and extraoral imaging, general dentistry, fixed prosthodontics, removable prosthodontics and dental implants, and endodontics.
•Explore the administration of a dental office: understanding human behaviour and cultural diversity, communication pathways, patient needs and telephone skills, written communication, dental office procedures, computer applications in dentistry, record keeping, filing and scheduling, recall programs, and inventory. Students also learn about general accounting in a dental office, accounts payable, payroll, and insurance.

Dental Administrative Assistant (Diploma)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Academy of Learning College Ottawa West Campus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Ottawa, Canada
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This program provides students with the base knowledge, skills, and work experience to become employable in any medical setting, with special skills suited to working in a dental practice. Skill development is delivered in three areas: •Comprehensive medical administrative knowledge which includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, hospital and medical office administration, and clinical procedures. Specialty Dental Administrative Assistant training prepares the student with the additional training necessary to work in a dental setting
•Full-range of computer and office skills, including current software applications, keyboarding skills, general office management, accounting, personal and professional development, and customer service
•On-site work experience through participation in a one month clinical placement at an approved healthcare/dental facility

Dental Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Mandl School - The College of Allied Health
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
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Dental Assistants are highly valued by the dental profession and have a choice of work environments from private offices to hospitals and clinics. As a dental assistant, you will be responsible for taking and processing dental x-rays, performing basic laboratory procedures, and providing patient education. Our Dental Assistant Program combines the latest technologies and hands-on experience to equip you with the necessary skill-sets to target the career of your dreams.

Dental Assistant

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: California Healing Arts College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Los Angeles, United States
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Our Dental Assistant Training Program will prepare students for an entry-level position as a dental health professional in various dental office facilities, including private practice, hospital dental departments, dental supply manufacturers, and dental insurance companies. Students will be introduced to all phases of dentistry, including diagnostic and procedural terminology, as well as clinical, radiographic, and preventive dentistry procedures.

Placement Assistance

Our Career Services staff is eager to provide placement assistance to all graduates, including résumé preparation, job-seeking skills, and interviewing techniques. To enhance your career planning, a review of these items will be supplemented with job leads after successful completion of the program. While we cannot guarantee employment, Career Services will assist in securing a job that’s right for you.

Admission Requirements

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Dental Assistant (Diploma)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Illinois School of Health Careers
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States
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Our comprehensive dental program will train you to perform specific dental procedures and teach you skills used in patient interaction. Students will learn how to take X-rays, impressions and other procedures in our fully furnished dental lab.



In addition to classroom instruction, students will participate in an externship program. This will give you the opportunity to work side-by-side with healthcare professionals and learn first-hand, relevant skills used in the dental field.

Courses include:
•Dental Assisting Administrative Procedures
•Dental Radiography
•Dental Sciences
•Operatory Dentistry
•Laboratory Procedures
•Dental Anatomy, Orthodontics and Dental Health
•Externship

Dental Assistants are qualified to work as a:
•Dental Assistant
•Dental Insurance Clerk
•Dental Supply Salesperson
•Dental Receptionist
•Dental Office Administrative Assistant

Dental Assistants are qualified to work in:
•Dental offices
•Dental schools
•Dental supply manu... [Read More]

Dental Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Wilbur Wright College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States
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In the Dental Assistant certificate program, students learn the comprehensive and varied duties of a dental assistant. This career choice will enable students to become part of the dental healthcare team. Students will learn office procedures, inventory, dental charting, and the basics of assisting the dentist. Topics will include the introduction to definition, cavity classification, instruments, oral surgery, procedures, and techniques, as well as basic tray setups, aseptic practices, and restoration methods.

Dental Assistant (Diploma)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Texas School of Business
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Friendswood, Houston, United States
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Our curriculum offers hands-on training to help you develop the skills to succeed on the job as soon as you graduate. In addition to office management and communications, records management and ethics, and an introduction to basic computer skills, study includes the following:
•Chairside assisting, including handling dental instruments, controlling infection, and planning treatment in the eight specialty areas of dentistry
•Handling dental emergencies, such as an abscessed tooth, alveolitis, or a broken tooth or prosthesis
•Identifying structures of the oral cavity, the different types of teeth, and universal codes for each tooth
•Preventive dentistry

Dental Assistant Education

Texas School of Business is proud to offer a Dental Assistant Diploma program that is market-driven with curriculum designed to serve local employment needs. When you earn your diploma at Texas School of Business, you have the opportunity to gain not only dental assistant knowledge and skills, but also professional skills that you could apply to your every... [Read More]

Dental Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Astrodome Career Centers
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States
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The Dental Assistant program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as a Dental Assistant via classroom and clinical hands-on training, as well as professional development. Graduates will demonstrate skills in personal oral hygiene, emergency treatment, taking/recording blood pressure, cleaning infectious spills, preparation and recalculation of instruments, exposing adult radiography, obtaining patient histories, recording dental exams, and assisting of dentists in private dental offices, group dental practices and out-patient dental surgery centers.
Program Requirements: Each participant must possess a high school diploma or GED and be able to read and write English. Participants must have good coordination and health, be neat, professional, and must pass the Scholastic Level Exam (Wonderlic) with a minimum score of 13.
Program Length: The length of time normally required to complete the morning program is approximately 30 weeks. The length of time normally required for completing the afternoon or evening program is approximately 46 weeks.

Dental Assisting

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Texas Southern University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States
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The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions - Dental Assisting. The Dental Assisting program will cover key areas and topics exposing the student to both classroom and hands-on instruction. The classroom instruction reviews the necessary anatomy, terminology, legal and ethical issues as well as the policy and guidelines necessary to understanding the scope of practice and the practical aspects of dental assisting.

Topics include instrument identification, equipment maintenance, tooth structure and oral cavity anatomy, dental anesthesia, sterilization, and charting. The student will learn the steps necessary to assisting the dentist while providing quality dental care within the community. Program includes review of tooth charting, restorations, bridge implants, bitewing, panograph, and periapical x-ray and the mixing of dental cements.

Dental Assisting (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Houston Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States
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The Dental Assisting program is offered as a full-time day program. Graduates of this program receive a certificate of completion from the college. The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council of Postsecondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education (Manager, Dental Assisting Education Commission Dental Accreditation/American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611).

Clinical Dental Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: Houston Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States

The Clinical Dental Assistant Online Training Program will prepare you to become a productive member of a dental team as a professional dental assistant.

Dental Assistant

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: East Valley Institute of Technology
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Mesa, United States
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Prepare for a dental career learning medical terminology, ethics, customer service and professionalism. Learn to work in a dental office using procedures such as sterilizing equipment, preparing patients for dental examinations, dental radiography, proper dental health and laboratory procedures, and dental office administrative procedures.

Additional Comments: Job shadowing and internship opportunities at local dental offices. Student must provide transportation to job shadowing and internship sites.

Length: 2 Semesters

Recommended: 2.5 GPA, (2) English credits, (2) Math credits, Seniors only (Juniors with approval of Health Director), no criminal record, excellent attendance. This course conducts random drug testing.

Possible Careers: Dentist, Dental Assistant, Orthodontist, Dental Hygienist

Dental Assisting (Diploma)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Arizona College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Glendale, Mesa, United States
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Arizona College offers a program designed to provide both the education and the experience to become a Dental Assistant. We provide hands-on Dental Assisting training by offering accelerated morning and evening classes to help you make your dream a reality. Offering flexible schedules with sessions that start every five weeks, let Arizona College help you on your way to a new and exciting career as a Dental Assistant.

Our Dental Assisting program is four quarters in duration. Ten weeks in total, each quarter is broken into two five-week halves. Upon completion of the on-campus portion of the program, each student is required to participate in an off-campus clinical externship for eight weeks. In addition to the hands-on training received in the classroom, the externship will provide each student with real-world experience in a dental practice setting. Including the externship, the entire Dental Assisting program requires approximately 38 weeks to complete.

To assist our Dental Assisting students in their success, Arizona College offers:

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Dental Assisting (Certificate)

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: Rio Salado College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Tempe, United States
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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Clinical Dental Assisting program is designed to provide an opportunity for students to practice advanced expanded functions in clinical dental assisting. The distance education format and frequent enrollment opportunities allow for flexibility in program completion in Arizona. The program is a blend of academic and clinical coursework that requires attention to detail and motivation to complete tasks on a timeline. Courses must be taken in specific chronological order with clinical experience completed in partnership with a practicing dentist who is a member of the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA). In addition to the AAS in Clinical Dental Assisting, a Certificate of Completion in Clinical Dental Assisting and a Certificate of Completion in Dental Assisting Technology are also available.

Dental Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: UTA - Division for Enterprise Development
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Austin, Arlington, Houston, United States
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This course prepares the student to assist in dental practices. Classroom and practical instruction includes oral health, dental disease prevention, infection control, dental instrumentation, oral anatomy, and assisting in the delivery of dental care and treatment. Upon successful completion, the student is awarded a certificate of completion from UT Arlington. Students interested in becoming registered with the State of Texas must take a state mandated registration course and exam. Information on this course is available through the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners website at tsde.state.tx.us. Certifying bodies may require documents as proof of employment eligibility. All programs include HIPAA, infection control, blood borne pathogens, personal protective equipment and hand washing review.

Total Hours: 336 (176 classroom, 160 externship)

Prerequisites: High school diploma or equivalent and current immunizations.

Fee: Includes textbook(s), one set of scrubs, CPR certification, personal liability insurance (externship), and State of Tex... [Read More]

Dental Assisting (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Brookhaven College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dallas, United States
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The Dental Assisting Program is designed to prepare the student to function effectively as an integral member of the dental health care team. Stimulating, fast paced instruction relies heavily on students participation. Course provides classroom instruction and basic clinical assisting skills. During the ten weeks of training, students will learn dental theory and terminology, the techniques of four-handed chairside procedures, exposing and processing dental radiographs or x-rays including an introduction to digital and panoramic radiology. Instruction also covers infection control standards, obtaining impressions of the oral cavity for the fabrication of study models and custom trays used for vital bleaching procedures, preparing dental material, fabrication of provisional coverage. Students will spend time assisting and observing in a participating dental office. The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for the Texas Certification in Radiology, Infection Control and Jurisprudence. One-time tuition covers instruction, materials, textbook and dental supplies and equip... [Read More]

Dental Assisting (Diploma)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: South Texas Vocational Technical Institute
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Brownsville, Corpus Christi, McAllen, San Antonio, Weslaco, United States
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Our Dental Assisting (DA) diploma program is designed to prepare students for successful careers in less than a year. The career-oriented program combines dental office administration, laboratory procedures, and chairside dental care.

Professional instructors help students develop skills and hands-on experience necessary to assist with the delivery of quality, efficient dental care. Let STVT help you start your career in this exciting industry. Our diploma program offers affordable, practical training with convenient scheduling options. Faculty help students foster skills essential for success in the fast-paced environment of dental offices including billing and insurance procedures, patient record management, tray setup, x-ray processing, and dental charting.

Students must possess a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent, or demonstrate the ability to benefit from training. The DA graduate will be qualified for entry-level employment as a receptionist, insurance clerk or chairside assistance in dental offices or clinics.

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