ANDERSON UNIVERSITY

Dental Assistant: Online Certificate Program

Join the growing dental healthcare field and gain the in-demand skills needed to give excellent dental care to patients. As a dental assistant, you can jumpstart your career in the medical field and make a difference in the lives of your patients — without years of schooling.

A dental assistant inspects the mouth of a patient
A dentist and dental assistant inspect an x-ray of a patient's teeth

This Dental Assistant Certificate Program is a great fit for:

  • Individuals interested in a career in healthcare
  • Recent high school graduates
  • Any student, healthcare professional, or aspiring healthcare worker who’s looking to join a booming field with opportunities for growth

About the Online Dental Assistant Certificate Program

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COURSE LENGTH

14 weeks

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TIME COMMITMENT

15-20 hours per week

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How Much Does a Dental Assistant Certificate Cost?

We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access. Speak with an enrollment advisor to see what payment option you may qualify for.

$4,000*

Pay In Full

Lowest available price

$267*

Monthly Payment as low as

Payment begins 30 days after your course start date.

*This advertised payment is for qualified applicants who choose the 18-month financing option. Other payment options available. Minimum deposit of $200 required to enroll.

In our Dental Assistant Certificate Program, you will learn about dental anatomy, dental procedures, patient communication, infection control and medical emergencies. You will also learn how to perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, managing patient records and billing.

Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) exam and become a Certified Dental Assistant, which is recognized by many employers as a measure of competency and professionalism.

Fast Facts

8%

PROJECTED GROWTH OF DENTAL ASSISTANT EMPLOYMENT

56,400

NUMBER OF DENTAL ASSISTANT JOB OPENINGS PER YEAR

$26/HOUR

POTENTIAL PAY FOR DENTAL ASSISTANTS

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Paths

Dental Assistant
Dental Office Manager
Dental Sales Representative
Dental Insurance Claims Processor Assistant
Dental Lab Technician
Dental Hygiene Educator
Dental Hygienist (Additional Education Required)
Dentist (Additional Education Required)
Dental Surgeon (Additional Education Required)

“Iowa offers the 16th highest average salary in the nation ($41,100) for dental assistants, ranking ahead of much more populated states like California and Florida.”

-FORBES

Is this online Dental Assistant Certificate Program right for me? 

  • Are you interested in working closely with patients and providing essential dental care and support?  
  • Do you enjoy collaborating in a team-oriented environment within the dental field?  
  • Are you excited about learning diverse dental procedures and utilizing advanced technologies?  
  • Are you willing to learn how to handle dental instruments and equipment?  
  • Are you motivated by the prospect of helping patients achieve and maintain oral health?  
  • Do you possess good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination for performing dental tasks?  
  • Are you a good listener and communicator, capable of empathizing with patients and addressingtheir concerns effectively? 

Inquire Today

Ready to begin your career journey or have more questions? Connect with a Workforce Training Specialist today!

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