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Dental Assistant Vocational Schools

If you're looking for a rewarding career that offers flexible schedules and a short training period, consider enrolling in a dental assisting trade school. When you earn your diploma or certificate, you can prepare to join a challenging, yet growing field.

While many dental assistants gain training on the job, various dental assisting programs exist at trade schools, community colleges, and technical institutes. The basic minimum educational requirement is typically a high school degree and most dental assisting programs can be completed after a year of study.

After completing study, dental assistants should be prepared to assist the employing dentist in a variety of ways, including prepping patients, preparing materials for restorations, processing x-ray films, maintaining patient records, handling dental supplies, and more. It is important to note that many states regulate the types of tasks dental assistants can perform and some states even require the dental assistant to be licensed.

Thriving in the Dental Assistant Industry
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, full-time jobs are available in dental assisting. However, a majority of dental assistants work part-time schedules--allowing for greater flexibility. Some dental assistants are even employed by multiple dental offices.

If you are interested in career growth, a central career path includes continuing your training to become a dental hygienist. Dental hygienists typically earn more and have a greater number of skilled career tasks. In fact, the American Dental Association notes that nearly 90 percent of dentists traditionally reimburse dental assistants who continue in their education.

In 2008, dental assistants earned a median annual salary of $32,380.

Dental Assistant Vocational Schools

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Everest University
Career-focused education designed to help you get the job you deserve.
Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant and more.
  • Jacksonville: 8226 Phillips Hwy. Jacksonville, FL 32256
  • Largo: 1199 E Bay Drive Largo, FL 33770
  • Tampa: 3319 W. Hillsborough Avenue Tampa, FL 33614
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Heald College
Heald College provides hands-on educational programs that can help students prepare for careers in the healthcare, business, legal and technology fields.
Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Medical Office Administration and more.
  • Concord: 5130 Commercial Circle Concord, CA 94520
  • Honolulu: 1500 Kapiolani Boulevard Honolulu, HI 96814
  • Roseville: 7 Sierra Gate Plaza Roseville, CA 95678
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Remington College
Get hands-on training with Remington College.
Diploma in Dental Assisting, AAS in Clinical Medical Assisting, Diploma in Medical Assisting and more.
  • Houston: 11310 Greens Crossing Houston, TX 77067
  • Fort Worth: 300 East Loop 820 Fort Worth, TX 76112
  • Tampa: 2410 E. Busch Boulevard Tampa, FL 33612
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Carrington College
Ready for a rewarding career in healthcare? Carrington College™ can help.
Dental Assisting, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene and more.
  • Boise: 1200 North Liberty Boise, ID 83704
  • Phoenix: 8503 N 27th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85051
  • Mesa: 1322 South Country Club Drive Mesa, AZ 85210
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Ross Medical Education Centers
Get allied health training with Ross Medical Education Center.
Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, and more.
  • Portage: 6235 South Westnedge Portage, MI 49002
  • Muskegon: 950 W. Norton Ave Suite D Muskegon, MI 49441
  • Flint: G3630 Miller Rd Suite D Flint, MI 48507
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Medical Career Institute
Start a great career in healthcare with Medical Careers Institute.
Dental Assisting - Associate, Medical Assisting - Associate, and more.
  • Henrico: 2809 Emerywood Parkway Suite #400 Henrico, VA 23294
  • Manassas: 10021 Balls Ford Road #100 Manassas, VA 20109
  • Newport News: 1001 Omni Boulevard Suite #200 Newport News, VA 23606
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UEI College
Get career training for the job you’ve always wanted at UEI College.
Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, and more.
  • Huntington Park: 6055 Pacific Boulevard Huntington Park, CA 90255
  • Fresno: 2002 N. Gateway Blvd. Fresno, CA 93727
  • El Monte: 3401 Rio Hondo Ave. El Monte, CA 91731
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Everest College
Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.
Diploma - Dental Assistant, Associate of Applied Science - Medical Assistant, Diploma - Medical Assistant and more.
  • Willowbrook: 6880 N Frontage Road Suite 400 Willowbrook, IL 60527
  • Vienna: 8620 Westwood Center Drive Vienna, VA 22182
  • Gardena: 1045 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. Suite 275 Gardena, CA 90247
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Kaplan Career Institute
Give yourself a competitive edge with a degree from ICM School of Business & Medical Careers.
Diploma: Dental Assistant, Associate in Specialized Technology: Medical Assistant, Diploma: Medical Assistant and more.
  • Nashville: 750 Envious Lane Nashville, TN 37217
  • Philadelphia: 3010 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Harrisburg: 5650 Derry Street Harrisburg, PA 17111

Westwood College
Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures.
Dental Assisting (A), Medical Assisting (D), Medical Assisting (A) and more.
  • Arlington: 1901 North Ft. Myer Arlington, VA 22209
  • Denver: 7350 North Broadway Denver, CO 80221
  • Los Angeles: 3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90010
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