Top Dental Assistant Schools

Julie Shenkman
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While some dental assistants may be trained on the job, increasingly more employers expect their dental assistants to have some formal training. Most training programs typically take one year or less to complete.
So you want to be a dental assistant? Here are four of the top dental assistant schools:
Penn Foster. This school will give you the up-to-date career skills you’ll need to be a dental assistant. As one of the world’s largest and most respected online education providers, Penn Foster programs are job focused. You’ll learn how to manage office operations, work with dental terminology and procedures, schedule appointments and update patient records.
Vista College El Paso. This school offers day or evening classes to prepare you for a rewarding career as a dental assistant. The focused instruction and hands-on training equip you with the tools you’ll need to succeed and advance in this field. You’ll learn how take dental x-rays and how to perform other practical radiology skills, as well as many day-to-day chair-side procedures.
Anthem College. Here, you’ll learn fundamental chair-side and administrative skills, and get a solid foundation in healthcare compliance, dental terminology, healthcare ethics, and office supervision. Programs are offered for students entering the workforce for the first time, as well as those who want to expand their existing career skills.
IntelliTec Medical. Their dental assistant program is accredited by the American Dental Association of Commission on Dental Accreditation. Graduates of the ADA program may be eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board. IntelliTec's training program includes a 300-hour externship, allowing you to practice your skills in a setting in Colorado dental practices.
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  • tony horton
    tony horton
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  • Luu C
    Luu C
    Thanks! I'm considering becoming one and Penn Foster sounds like a good choice.

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