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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 Administrative Assistant, Health Care Administration and more.
  • Jacksonville: 8226 Phillips Hwy. Jacksonville, FL 32256
  • Largo: 1199 E Bay Drive Largo, FL 33770
  • Melbourne: 2401 N. Harbor City Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32935
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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.
  • Mesa: 1322 South Country Club Drive Mesa, AZ 85210
  • Albuquerque: 1001 Menaul Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87107
  • Tucson: 3550 N Oracle Road Tucson, AZ 85705
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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 Office Administration, Medical Assisting and more.
  • Hayward: 25500 Industrial Boulevard Hayward, CA 94545
  • Salida: 5260 Pirrone Court Salida, CA 95368
  • Roseville: 7 Sierra Gate Plaza Roseville, CA 95678
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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.
  • Fresno: 2002 N. Gateway Blvd. Fresno, CA 93727
  • Huntington Park: 6055 Pacific Boulevard Huntington Park, CA 90255
  • Stockton: 4994 Claremont Avenue Stockton, CA 95207
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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.
  • Virginia Beach: 5501 Greenwich Road Suite #100 Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • Newport News: 1001 Omni Boulevard Suite #200 Newport News, VA 23606
  • Henrico: 2809 Emerywood Parkway Suite #400 Henrico, VA 23294
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Ross Medical Education Centers
Get allied health training with Ross Medical Education Center.
Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, and more.
  • Johnson City: 3021 E. Oakland Ave. Johnson City, TN 37601
  • Owensboro: 410 Southtown Blvd Suite 6 Owensboro, KS 42303
  • New Baltimore: 51133 Birch Street Suite 100 New Baltimore, MI 48047
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Kaplan College - KHE
Get a professional education designed with your future in mind at Kaplan College.
Diploma: Dental Assistant, Diploma: Medical Office Specialist, Diploma: Patient Care Technician and more.
  • San Antonio: 7142 San Pedro Avenue Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78216
  • Bakersfield: 1914 Wible Road Bakersfield, CA 93304
  • Corpus Christi: South Coast Plaza Corpus Christi, TX 78416
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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.
  • Nashville: 441 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 37214
  • Houston: 11310 Greens Crossing Houston, TX 77041
  • Tampa: 2410 E. Busch Boulevard Tampa, FL 33612
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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), Healthcare Office Administration (A), Medical Assisting (D) and more.
  • Arlington: 1901 North Ft. Myer Arlington, VA 22209
  • Denver: 7350 North Broadway Denver, CO 80221
  • Annandale: 7619 Little River Turnpike Suite 500 Annandale, VA 22003
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Miller-Motte Technical College
With Miller-Motte you can expect the focus to be on you, the student, and your career. We are committed to Changing Futures, Changing Lives, and it all starts with you. You can rely on challenging programs, interesting curriculum, and educators with industry experience preparing you for your new future.
Dental Assisting - Associate of Occupational Science, Dental Assisting - Associate of Applied Science, Dental Assisting - Diploma and more.
  • Columbus: 1800 Box Road Columbus, GA 31907
  • Chattanooga: 6020 Shallowford Road Suite 100 Chattanooga, TN 37421
  • Madison: 1515 Gallatin Pike North Madison, TN 37115
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