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Dental Assistant School Online Program

Certificate Career School
Certificate Career School

100% Online. Take classes on your phone. Study anytime. Go at your own pace.

Take the first step toward a career in the growing dental field with Dental Assistant training from U.S. Career Institute. Be a vital part of the dental care team doing work that makes a real difference in people's lives. 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!

  • Our Dental Assistant training is designed to prepare you for the nationally recognized Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) exam administered by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).
    Your RDA exam fee is included in your tuition- up to a $135 value†.
  • Dental Assistant jobs are projected to increase 8% by 2031* according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Dental Assistant professional salary – up to $38,660 per year!*
  • U.S. Career Institute is proud to provide our Career Coach Program which gives you one-on-one access to a Career Advisor.

U.S. Career Institute School Benefits

Affordable monthly paymentAffordable

$79 monthly payments, 5 day risk-free preview and 100% money back commitment.

USCI On-Demand Learning 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 Mobile-Friendly

Custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal.

USCI has custom learning materials Real-world Skills

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

USCI all-inclusive program All-inclusive Program

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

USCI all-inclusive program Proven Reputation

A+ BBB Rating, 40 Years in Business, 4.8 out of 5 TrustScore, DEAC Accredited, 97% of students would recommend us to a friend.

Online Dental Assistant school training that fits your life

For the full Dental Assistant course outline, goals, and outcomes please visit our Course Outline page.

Certificate Career Outline

What You'll Learn During Your Online Dental Assistant Training

U.S. Career Institute’s Dental Assistant course will teach you everything you need to know to start a new career as a Dental Assistant. Your online training will prepare you with the necessary skills to professionally perform many dental assistant duties, including front office administration such as scheduling appointments, maintaining patient charts and claims processing procedures. Students will discover how to adhere to federal safety, security and privacy regulations, as well as accurately maintain and handle dental records. Also, students access virtual labs to become familiar with various dental procedures.

  • Preventative Dentistry and Nutrition
  • Dental Equipment and Instruments
  • Dental Examinations
  • Front Office Procedures
  • Dental Anatomy and Terminology
  • Dental Pain Management
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Dental Insurance
  • Radiology
  • Prosthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Endodontics

Dental Assistant Career Outlook And Certification



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U.S. Career Institute’s online Dental Assistant training is designed to prepare graduates to take the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) certification exam, administered through American Medical Technologists (AMT).

For full career outlook and certification information please visit our career and certification page.

Online Dental Assistant school training Outcomes

USCI Student Testimonial Quote

The lessons are very easy to read, understand and learn. I didn't think it could be so easy and affordable! I’m completing school at my own home and at my own pace as well. I have kids and a part time job with time to study as well. This is completely worth it!

Brittany M.

Online Dental Assistant school training tuition and financing

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.

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 8% by 2031.*
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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 DEAC accredited online Dental Assistant school program is completed in 9-15 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.

Content updated by: Holly Cook

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the internet at Dental Assistants (visited July 11, 2023). 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.