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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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Start a great career in healthcare with Medical Careers Institute.

Programs : Dental Assisting - Associate, Medical Assisting - Associate, and more..

Campus Locations :

Newport News: 1001 Omni Boulevard Suite #200 Newport News, VA 23606

Greenville: 1001 Keys Drive #100 Greenville, SC 29615

Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.

Programs : Diploma - Dental Assistant, Associate of Applied Science - Medical Assistant, Diploma - Medical Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Springfield: 1010 West Sunshine Springfield, MO 65807

Alhambra: 2215 W. Mission Road Alhambra, CA 91803

Reseda: 18040 Sherman Way Ste. 400 Reseda, CA 91335

LA Puente: 12801 Crossroads Parkway South LA Puente, CA 91746

Renton: 981 Powell Ave. SW Ste. 200 Renton, WA 98057

Gardena: 1045 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. Suite 275 Gardena, CA 90247

Skokie: 9811 Woods Drive 2nd Floor Skokie, IL 60077

Los Angeles: 3460 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 500 Los Angeles, CA 90010

Bedford Park: 7414 S. Cicero Avenue Bedford Park, IL 60499

San Bernardino: 217 E. Club Center Drive Suite A San Bernardino, CA 92408

Woodbridge: 14555 Potomac Mills Road Woodbridge, VA 22192

Chesapeake: 825 Greenbier Circle #100 Suite 100 Chesapeake, VA 23320

Colorado Springs: 1815 Jet Wing Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Ontario: 1460 S. Millikin Avenue Ontario, CA 91761

Kansas City: 1740 W. 92nd Street Kansas City, MO 64114

Willowbrook: 6880 N Frontage Road Suite 400 Willowbrook, IL 60527

Melrose Park: 1101 W. North Avenue, Suite 1 Melrose Park, IL 60160

Bremerton: 155 Washington Avenue Suite 200 Bremerton, WA 98337

Alsip: 11560 South Kedzie Avenue Alsip, IL 60803

Anaheim: 511 North Brookhurst Suite 300 Anaheim, CA 92801

Atlanta: 2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW Atlanta, GA 30331

Aurora: 14280 E. Jewell Ave. Ste 100 Aurora, CO 80012

San Francisco: 814 Mission Street Ste. 500 San Francisco, CA 94103

Tacoma: 2156 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402

Everett: 906 SE Everett Mall Way Suite 600 Everett, WA 98208

Fort Worth: 4200 South Freeway Suite 1940 Fort Worth, TX 76115

Seattle: 2111 N. Northgate Way Suite 218 Seattle, WA 98133

Santa Ana: 500 W. Santa Ana Blvd. Santa Ana, CA 92703

Denver: 9065 Grant St. Denver, CO 80229

Newport News: 803 Diligence Dr. Newport News, VA 23606

Vancouver: 120 N.E. 136th Ave Ste. 130 Vancouver, WA 98684

Arlington: 2801 E. Division Street Suite 250 Arlington, TX 76011

Portland: 425 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97204

Dallas: 6060 N. Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75206

Torrance: 1231 Cabrillo Avenue Ste. 201 Torrance, CA 90501

Henderson: 170 N. Stephanie Street 1st Floor Henderson, NV 89074

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.

Programs : Dental Assisting - Associate of Occupational Science, Medical Assisting - Associate of Occupational Science, Healthcare Assistant - Diploma, and more..

Campus Locations :

Columbus: 1800 Box Road Columbus, GA 31907

Clarksville: 1820 Business Park Drive Clarksville, TN 37040

Augusta: 621 NW Frontage Rd. Augusta, GA 30907

Reach your career goals with a degree or diploma from Everest Institute.

Programs : Dental Assistant(Diploma), Medical Assistant (Diploma), Medical Administrative Assistant (Diploma), and more..

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Columbus: 825 Tech Center Drive Columbus, OH 43230

Austin: 9100 US Hwy 290 East Building 1, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78724

South Plainfield: 5000 Hadley Rd Suite 100 South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Southfield: 21107 Lahser Rd Southfield, MI 48033

Dearborn: 23400 Michigan Ave Suite 200 Dearborn, MI 48124

Norcross: 1750 Beaver Ruin Rd Suite 500 Norcross, GA 30093

Houston: 7151 Office City Drive Suite 200 Houston, TX 77087

Rochester: 1630 Portland Ave Rochester, NY 14621

Portland: 9600 SW Oak St 4th Floor Portland, OR 97223

San Antonio: 6550 First Park Ten Blvd San Antonio, TX 78213

Pittsburgh: 100 Forbes Ave Suite 1200 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Detroit: Stroh River Place 300 River Place Drive Suite 1000 Detroit, MI 48207

Jonesboro: 6431 Tara Blvd Jonesboro, GA 30236

Marietta: 1600 Terrell Mill Rd Suite G Marietta, GA 30067

Heald College provides hands-on educational programs that can help students prepare for careers in the healthcare, business, legal and technology fields.

Programs : Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Medical Office Administration, and more..

Campus Locations :

Portland: 6035 NE 78th Court Portland, OR 97218

Honolulu: 1500 Kapiolani Boulevard Honolulu, HI 96814

Roseville: 7 Sierra Gate Plaza Roseville, CA 95678

Concord: 5130 Commercial Circle Concord, CA 94520

Stockton: 1605 East March Lane Stockton, CA 95210

Hayward: 25500 Industrial Boulevard Hayward, CA 94545

Salida: 5260 Pirrone Court Salida, CA 95368

San Francisco: 350 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105

Rancho Cordova: 2910 Prospect Park Drive Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Fresno: 255 West Bullard Avenue Fresno, CA 93704

Salinas: 1450 N. Main Street Salinas, CA 93906

Milpitas: 341 Great Mall Parkway Milpitas, CA 95035

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Technical Institute.

Programs : Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant Technology, Medical Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Brockton: 375 Westgate Drive Brockton, MA 02301

Casselberry: 7275 Estapona Circle Casselberry, FL 32730

Lowell: 211 Plain Street Lowell, MA 01852

Lincoln: Lincoln Mall 622 George Washington Highway Lincoln, RI 02865

Allentown: 5151 Tilghman Street Allentown, PA 18104

Shelton: 8 Progress Drive Shelton, CT 06484

Paramus: 160 E. Route 4 Paramus, NJ 07652

Somerville: 5 Middlesex Ave Somerville, MA 02145

Philadelphia: 2180 Hornig Road Philadelphia, PA 19116

Mount Laurel: 1000 Howard Boulevard Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Edison: 1697 Oak Tree Road Edison, NJ 08820

New Britain: 200 John Downey Drive New Britain, CT 06051

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln College of Technology.

Programs : Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

West Palm Beach: 2410 Metrocentre Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Marietta: 2359 Windy Hill Road Marietta, GA 30067

Melrose Park: 8317 W. North Avenue Melrose Park, IL 60160

  Vatterott College is dedicated to providing students opportunities to gain the hands-on skills necessary to achieve their educational goals.

Programs : Dental Assistant Specialist, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Des Moines: 7000 Fleur Drive Des Moines, IA 50321

Springfield: 3850 S. Campbell Springfield, MO 65807

Saint Louis: 8580 Evans Ave Saint Louis, MO 63134

Wichita: 8853 E. 37th Street North Wichita, KS 67226

Fairview Heights: 110 Commerce Lane Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Quincy: 3609 North Marx Drive Quincy, IL 62305

Memphis: 6991 Appling Farms Parkway Memphis, TN 38133

Oklahoma City: 4621 N.W. 23rd Street Oklahoma City, OK 73127

Saint Charles: 3550 West Clay Street Saint Charles, MO 63301

Saint Joseph: 3131 Frederick Ave. Saint Joseph, MO 64506

Broadview Heights: 5025 East Royalton Road Broadview Heights, OH 44147

Joplin: 809 Illinois Avenue Joplin, MO 64801

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

Programs : Diploma in Dental Assisting, AAS in Clinical Medical Assisting, Diploma in Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope), and more..

Campus Locations :

Tampa: 2410 E. Busch Boulevard Tampa, FL 33612

Nashville: 441 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 37214

Houston: 11310 Greens Crossing Houston, TX 77041

Cleveland: 14445 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, OH 44125

Fort Worth: 300 East Loop 820 Fort Worth, TX 76112

Honolulu: 1111 Bishop Street Suite 400 Honolulu, HI 96813

Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

Shreveport: 2106 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71118

Little Rock: 19 Remington Road Little Rock, AR 72204

Mobile: 828 Downtowner Loop West Mobile, AL 36609

Lafayette: 303 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette, LA 70508

Baton Rouge: 1900 N. Lobdell Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Columbia: 607 Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29210

Memphis: 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. Memphis, TN 38132

Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.

Programs : Dental Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Scranton: Scranton, PA 18501

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