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Dental Assistant Program

Entrance Requirements I Tuition & Payments I Scholarship & Discounts I Job Opportunities

Program Entrance Requirements

The Academy does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, marital status, nation origin, race or religion.

If you are interested in signing up for the Dental Assistant Program we need the following:

  • A valid ID

  • Completion of an Admission Interview  (Done at the time you tour the school)

  • Must be at least 16 years of age (Under the age of 18 - Must have parental or guardian consent and signature)

  • High School Diploma, GED, Transcripts, or equivalent. Prospective students who do not have the following, must have a letter of recommendation.  

  • Know what payment option you are going to choose

  • Sign the Student Enrollment Agreement, Release of Liability, and Infection Control Policy

Tuition & Payments

Dental Assistant Program
Tuition Total $6000

Tuition Includes: One set of scrubs, textbooks, supplies, materials, PPE’s, typodont, CPR Certification, DANB Radiation Health and Safety Exam Fee, and DANB Coronal Polish Exam Fee.


We offer 6 payment options to help you out with payments, view below and choose the best option for you. 


Payment in full of cash, money order, cashier’s check, or credit card. Includes a 5% off discount if paid in full in one transaction.


Three monthly payments, interest free, paid directly to Desert Dental & Health Academy with the Registration Fee of $200.00 put down to hold your seat. (First payment due by the first day of class, and every 30 days thereafter.)


Seven Monthly Payments, interest free, paid directly to Desert Dental & Health Academy with a deposit of $2000.00. Deposit is due prior to the first day of class. ($200.00 of the deposit goes toward the Registration Fee.) (The first monthly payment is due 30 days after the first day of class and every 30 days thereafter.)

Private Student Loan secured by the student through Paramount Capital Group (Needs to qualify). If qualified, a registration Fee of $200.00 is required to hold your seat.  Must apply online:


Payment through a Private Lender secured by the student (Needs to qualify) 



Payment through a grant program (Needs to qualify)

  • Below is information listed on agencies that might be able to assist you gain a grant opportunity through WIOA. Desert Dental & Health Academy is on the ETPL (Eligible Training Provider List). You can contact your local workforce office for more information:

  • Students that meet WIOA criteria and are approved through the WIOA program can be awarded with a scholarship award of up to $2000.00 towards the cost of tuition.

Arizona @ Work – Maricopa Workforce Connection

Phone: (602) 372-4200 -Phoenix

Phone: (602)-222-1630 -Surprise

Phone: (480) 497-0350 -Gilbert

Phone: (480) 962-7678 -Mesa

Arizona @ Work – Phoenix Workforce Connection

Phone: (623) 247-3304 -51st Avenue & Indian School

Phone: (602) 861-0208 -7th Street & Dunlap

For more information about WIOA below is a direct link to their website:

Apply for YOUTH  WORKFORCE services through Maricopa County

Apply for YOUTH  WORKFORCE services through the City of Phoenix

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