Dental Assistant Program

Are you looking for an extensive, hands-on dental assistant program that will equip you with the skills needed for a successful career? 

Become a Certified Dental Assistant in 13 Weeks!

A career as a Dental Assistant will give you the opportunity to play a critical role in a clinical environment, avoid boredom in your workday, and make a positive impact on your patients every single day. Our Dental Assistant Program is focused on providing as much hands-on experience as possible, so that you can develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become one of the best dental assistants. 

Throughout our 13 week program, you will learn a strong foundation of Dental Anatomy, Dental Terminology, Operatory Setup, and how to master the front & back office of a dental practice. During your course, more than 100  hours will be dedicated to you rolling up your sleeves, and getting hands-on experience. 

What Can You Expect During The Dental Assistant Program?

Dental Anatomy & Terminology

In the Dental Anatomy & Terminology portion of our program, you will learn Dentition, names & numbers, OSHA requirements, and more.

Back Office Training & Procedure Setup

You will receive hands-on training in dental assisting for common dental procedures, Intraoral cameras, patient charting, patient vitals, & coronal polishing.

Front Office Training & Dental Software

Front Office training will teach you how to work the front desk, answer phones, and give you hands-on experience with common software like Dentrix.

Impressions & Models

You will learn about impression materials, trimming lab models, fabricating bleach trays & mouth guards, and teeth whitening.

Dental Radiography

In this part of the program, you will learn to safely administer X-Rays, & the importance of safety procedures.

Job Placement Support

Towards the end of this program, you will receive a professional headshot, training on how to interview, and we help you create a brand new resume.

Open Procedure Week

One of the last weeks during the program is dedicated for you to practice any of the procedures you've learned throughout the program.

Throughout your education, you will also have the opportunity to get extra practice on any procedure or topic you have learned in the course during Open Procedure Week. This is a time that is specifically allocated for you to receive extra time to practice your procedure of choice to boost your skills, and your confidence before graduating from Desert Dental & Health Academy.

In as little as 13 weeks, you can be ready to start your new career as with hands-on experience, a well rounded education, and the confidence that you need to succeed.

Become a Certified Dental Assistant in 13 Weeks!

A career as a Dental Assistant will give you the opportunity to play a critical role in a clinical environment, avoid boredom in your workday, and make a positive impact on your patients every single day. Our Dental Assistant Program is focused on providing as much hands-on experience as possible, so that you can develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become one of the best dental assistants. 

Throughout our 13 week program, you will learn a strong foundation of Dental Anatomy, Dental Terminology, Operatory Setup, and how to master the front & back office of a dental practice. During your course, more than 100  hours will be dedicated to you rolling up your sleeves, and getting hands-on experience. 

What Can You Expect During The Dental Assistant Program?

Front Office Training

Becoming a Dental Assistant is about more than just learning the terminology, and how to wear your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Our students will also

Back Office Training & Procedure Setup

During this part of your program, you will learn how to identify and use the core instruments of our profession, and receive 1 on 1 training on how to assist during important dental procedures. You will become proficient in assisting with fillings, crowns, root canals, sealants, oral surgery, and basic orthodontics.

Experience With Dental Technology & X-Rays

Throughout your education, you will get direct hands-on experience and become familiar with the latest state-of-the art technology in the dental industry. This can include intraoral cameras, Digital X-Rays, and more.

Impressions, & Job Placement Support

One of the biggest things that sets Desert Dental & Health Academy apart is that you also receive a comprehensive hands-on experience with safely performing radiographs & X-Rays, as well as lab experience & how to excel. You also learn how to prepare for an interview, and receive a professional headshot. *MENTION RESUME SETUP*

Throughout your education, you will also have the opportunity to get extra practice on any procedure or topic you have learned in the course during Open Procedure Week. This is a time that is specifically allocated for you to receive extra time to practice your procedure of choice to boost your skills, and your confidence before graduating from Desert Dental & Health Academy.

In as little as 13 weeks, you can be ready to start your new career as with hands-on experience, a well rounded education, and the confidence that you need to succeed.

Dental Assistant Program Tuition & Payments

What Does Tuition Include?

Your Tuition will include:

  • 1x Set of Scrubs
  • All required Textbooks
  • All Required Supplies & Materials
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Gear
  • Typodont
  • CPR Certification
  • DANB Radiation Health & Safety Exam Fee
  • DANB Coronal Polish Exam Fee

Requirements for Admission to the Dental Assistant Program

Desert Dental & Health Academy does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, marital status, nation origin, race, or religion.

Interested in our Dental Assistant Program in Goodyear, AZ? The following is required in order to be eligible:

  • A valid Government issued ID
  • Completion of the Admission Interview
    • Completed during your School Tour
  • You Must be at least 16 Years of Age (Any students under the age of 18 MUST have written consent from a Parent or Guardian)
  • High School Diploma, General Education Degree (GED), or equivalent demonstration of general education.
    • If You Do not have the above diploma, you MUST have a letter of recommendation for this course.
  • Your payment plan must be selected
  •  Signed Student Enrollment Agreement, Release of Liability, & Infection Control Policy forms.

Payment Options

13 Week Program | $6,500 Total Cost

At Desert Dental & Health Academy, we offer several convenient payment options.

Paid in Full

Full Upfront Payment

  • No Deposit Required
  • No Additional Payments
  • 5% Discount Applied for Single Transactions

3 Monthly Payments

Interest-Free Through Your payment duration

  • $200 Deposit Required (applied to tuition)
  • 1st payment due 30 days after the start of class
  • Additional Payments billed every 30 days after

7 Monthly Payments

Interest-Free Through your payment duration

  • $2,000 Deposit Required (applied to tuition)
  • 1st payment due 30 days after the start of class
  • Additional Payments billed every 30 days after

Student Loans & Grants

If you are in need of financial assistance, or would like to apply for grants, please see below.

Student Loans

If you qualify for Student Loans through Paramount Capital Group, a deposit fee of either $200, or $2,000 will be required depending on your choice and qualifications.

Grant Program

Desert Dental and Health Academy is partnered with Arizona Workforce for grant opportunities. Below is the contact information for agencies who may be able to assist you with gaining a grant opportunity through WIOA. Desert Dental & Health Academy is listed on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL). Please contact your local workforce for more information:

Arizona @ Work Info

Phoenix Workforce Connection

Phone: (623) 247-3304 -51st Avenue & Indian School
Phone: (602) 861-0208 -7th Street & Dunlap

Maricopa Workforce Connection

Phone: (602) 372-4200 -Phoenix
Phone: (602) 222-1630 -Surprise
Phone: (480) 497-0350 -Gilbert
Phone: (480) 962-7678 -Mesa

What Sets Desert Dental & Health Academy Apart?

Obtain Your Certifications

With Desert Dental & Health Academy, when you graduate from any of our programs, we assist you with getting your certifications that set you apart. Certification exam fees are included in your tuition.

Smaller Class Sizes For Better Learning

Comprehension is key. That is why our average class size is 1 instructor per 6 students. We believe in keeping class sizes smaller so that you get the MOST out of your investment.

All Fees Included In Tuition Pricing

With Desert Dental & Health Academy, you will never have to worry about last minute fees in the middle, or the end of your program and certification. We are 100% upfront with everything, and you actually get what you pay for.

Financing Options are Available

Worried about the cost of Tuition? We can help! We have financing options available to ease the burden of starting your new career so you can focus on learning your new craft.

Ready To Launch Your New Career?

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