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Dental Assistant School Online Program

100% Online. Take classes on your phone. Study any time. Go at your own pace. Program can be completed in as little as 5 months. Start Today! Take the first step toward a career in the growing dental field with Dental Assistant training from U.S. Career Institute. Our flexible online program lets you study when you want, where you want, and at the pace you want, at an affordable price.

Prepare for Dental Assistant Certification

Our Online Dental Assistant Certificate program will prepare you for the nationally recognized Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) exam certification exam administered by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).

Upon graduating from U.S. Career Institute’s Dental Assistant program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. Further, U.S. Career Institute's Dental Assistant program will prepare you to take the Registered Dental Assistant Certification exam administered by the American Medical Technologists (AMT). Certification exams are administered by independent third parties. You are not required to take a certification exam, however, taking this additional step will help you market yourself to potential employers and validate your Dental Assisting knowledge.

Your RDA exam fees are included in your tuition-up to a $135 value†.

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Why Choose to be a Dental Assistant?

Dental Assistants have reason to smile. They are a vital part of the dental care team. The work they do each day makes a real difference in people's lives because proper dental care is a crucial part of physical health and well-being.

Not only is dental assisting a meaningful career, but it's secure, flexible and exciting, too. The U.S. Department of Labor foresees excellent job prospects for Dental Assistants. Over a third of all Dental Assistants enjoy part-time work. And since there are new patients each day, each day brings new challenges!

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Dental Assistants participate in every part of the dental office. From patient care to billing, x-rays to lab work, they are the backbone of the dental industry. Dentists everywhere are discovering just how valuable Dental Assistants really are. They improve patient care and save the dental office money at the same time. This explains why employment for Dental Assistants is projected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations!


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USCI On-Demand Learning

100% online and self-paced. No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can 24/7.

Mobile Friendly Learning Materials

Custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal.

USCI has custom learning materials

Focus on real-world skills that will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need for employment and to prepare for industry certifications.

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Your tuition includes access to instructors, learning materials and career support.

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Dental Assistant Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our Dental Assistant program is both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low, monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financing page.

Join the thousands who have trained with U.S. Career Institute. Get started on your online dental assistant program today and be ready to work in as little as five months!

Dental Assistant FAQ's

Q. How can I become a Dental Assistant?
A. Becoming a Dental Assistant typically requires a HS diploma or equivalent and formal training through an accredited institution can also be helpful. After completing a recognized program, the next step is to sit for and pass an industry certification exam. U.S. Career Institute's Dental Assistant program will prepare you to take the Registered Dental Assistant Certification exam administered by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).
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Q. What does a Dental Assistant do?
A. Dental assistants perform many tasks, ranging from providing patient care and taking x-rays to recordkeeping and scheduling appointments.
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Q. How do I do Clinicals?
A. This program is completed entirely online and includes virtual labs.
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Q. Do I need to get Certified as a Dental Assistant?
A. Upon graduation from our program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. U.S. Career Institute’s Dental Assistant program prepares you to take the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) certification exam, administered through American Medical Technologists (AMT). Included with our program, we cover the cost of your RDA exam through AMT - $135 value†. USCI encourages graduates to review the RDA test prep materials on the AMT website prior to taking the exam. The AMT site includes free study materials. If you choose to pursue certification, in addition to your online dental assistant certification training from USCI you will need to provide proof of current CPR certification prior to sitting for the exam. The cost of CPR training is not covered by USCI.
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Q. Does this meet my Dental Assistant state requirements?
A. A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state.
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Q. What is the growth potential of a Dental Assistant?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dental Assistants jobs are expected to increase 11% by 2030.*
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Q. What is the salary of a Dental Assistant?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dental Assistants earn up to $38,660 a year.*
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Q. How much does a Dental Assistant Course cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $1,239 total when you pay in full. Payment plans are also available.
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Q. Is this Dental Assistant Program accredited?
A. U.S. Career Institute is Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
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Q. Where Can I Work as a Dental Assistant?
A. Almost all Dental Assistants work in dentists’ offices.
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Q. What skills will I learn in this Dental Assistant program?
A. Skills covered in the Dental Assistant Program include Preventative Dentistry and Nutrition, Dental Examinations, Front Office Procedures, Introduction to Oral Anatomy, Dental Pain Management, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Restorative Dental Procedures, Dental Anatomy and Terminology.
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People Also Ask

How much does online Dental Assistant school cost?
While our online Dental Assistant school is not free, we strive to offer low cost tuition and offer monthly payment plans. In fact, our tuition and monthly payment plans are so low that we do not offer federal financial aid or loans.

How long does online Dental Assistant school take?
When you enroll in our self-paced Dental Assistant program, you choose how much you study each week. If you want to learn to become a Dental Assistant, you can do it in as little as 5 months. On average, our online Dental Assistant school program is completed in 10 months.

Is this the best online Dental Assistant school?
We firmly believe that USCI is the top online Dental Assistant school in the nation. Our curriculum is laid out in easy to learn step-by-step lessons.

Is there a U.S. Career Institute Dental Assistant school near me?
Our online Dental Assistant school delivers its curriculum on the internet. Where could be closer than your own home? The convenience of online classes makes it easier for our students to fit their studies into their busy lives.

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dental Assistants, on the internet at, (visited June 1, 2022). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.
†Provided in form of reimbursement when the following terms are met: Student submits receipt issued by AMT, has successfully completed the program and has paid tuition in full. Reimbursement is for up to $135 towards the cost of the RDA exam. AMT site includes free study materials.