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Online Dental Assistant School

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 $120 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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How to Become a Dental Assistant

Step 1:
Earn Your HS Diploma or Equivalent

Step 2:
Research and Verify all State and Local Requirements
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.

Step 3:
Get Formal Training through an Accredited Institution
Formal training is often required as a part of state or local requirements and is typically available at the certificate or degree levels, with online and on-campus options available. Courses typically cover topics like dental and medical terminology, an overview of various dental procedures, laws and ethics, and dental insurance.

Step 4:
Obtain Clinical Experience
If you would like to perform clinical procedures, you will be required to complete an externship in a clinical setting prior to employment.

Step 5:
Obtain Credentialing
Depending on your state and local requirements, additional certification may be required to obtain work. Certification exams show you have the knowledge to perform well in a role as a Dental Assistant and have mastered nationally recognized standards. USCI’s Certificate Program qualifies for the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) exam exam offered through American Medical Technologists (AMT). Applicants must also possess current CPR Certification. The cost of CPR training is not covered by USCI.

Your RDA exam fees are included in your tuition-up to a $120 value†.

Step 6:
Start Working
Many employers will offer on-the job training; however Dental Assistants must have met their state and local requirements before applying to jobs.

What You'll Learn During Your Online Dental Assistant Course

Our online Dental Assistant program is now available with Electronic or Hard Copy Lesson Books! Click here for more information.

  • Preventative Dentistry and Nutrition
  • The Dental Examination
  • Front Office Procedures
  • Introduction to Oral Anatomy
  • Dental Pain Management
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Restorative Dental Procedures
  • Dental Anatomy and Terminology
  • Orthodontics, Oral Pathology and Radiology

For the full Dental Assistant course outline, please visit our Course Outline Page.

Dental Assistant Training That Fits Your Life

In as little as five months you can be ready to start making $38,660 a year* as a Dental Assistant. And our self-paced online dental assistant school training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online dental assistant school, there are no in-person dental assistant classes to attend and no schedules to keep. Our Dental Assistant program will teach you everything you need to know to start working as a Dental Assistant—no previous medical experience needed.

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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!

Content updated by: Leslie Ballentine

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*With experience, all wage data is based on figures from the U.S Dept. of Labor's BLS website, professional associations and/or 3rd party resources website. Figures for this occupation were obtained at [June 4, 2019]. For more information, click here.

†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 $120 towards the cost of the RDA exam. AMT site includes free study materials.