Considering an Online Dental Assistant Certification?

CDI College has proven itself as a leader in certifying students in dental assistant to become successful dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental professionals, etc. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 294,020 individuals employed as dental assistants in America, and their average annual salary is $34,000. Dental hygienists make on average $67,860 per year and there are about 173,900 of them employed today .

Dental Assistant Common Job Tasks
  • making temporary crowns
  • processing dental x rays as directed by a dentist
  • preparing materials for impressions and restorations
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Start a rewarding health care career by enrolling in the Dental Assistance program at CDI College. In the Dental Assistance program, you will develop a fundamental understanding of the role of the dental assistant and the broad knowledge base and skill set required to work in this career field. You will study Oral Anatomy, Pharmacology and Lesions and Oral Diseases. You will learn about hygiene and asepsis, oral treatments, and how to work with assorted dental materials. In addition, you will also learn about professional ethics and interpersonal communication. First aid and occupational health and safety are also covered. You will also learn to work effectively in a dental lab and in various chair-side assistance roles, including operative dentistry, orthodontics and pedodontics. To complete the Dental Assistance program, you must participate in 90 hours of practicum where you will learn to be dental office team member and carry out the day-to-day tasks of a dental assistant.

Intra Oral Dental Assistant

CDI College's Intra-Oral Dental Assistant diploma program prepares students to compete for great jobs in the dental industry. The program covers all elements of dental care, pharmacology, oral pathology, and dental radiography. Students learn how to prepare patients for treatment, assist dentists during treatment, process radiographs, perform infection control procedures, maintain patient records, and other general administrative duties. Students study environmental health and safety and oral facial science, along with other core dentistry subjects.

Dental Assistant Programs by State & City

Top 20 US Dental Assistant Schools (campus and online)

University of Southern California
Total Programs 251
Number of Subjects 166
Rank in USA 10th
New York University
Total Programs 204
Number of Subjects 146
Rank in USA 13th
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Total Programs 148
Number of Subjects 126
Rank in USA 20th
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Total Programs 279
Number of Subjects 183
Rank in USA 31st
Boston University
Total Programs 6
Number of Subjects 124
Rank in USA 32nd
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Total Programs 202
Number of Subjects 150
Rank in USA 33rd
Northeastern University
Total Programs 10
Number of Subjects 126
Rank in USA 56th
Howard University
Total Programs 140
Number of Subjects 131
Rank in USA 168th
Virginia Commonwealth University
Total Programs 138
Number of Subjects 124
Rank in USA 222nd
Northern Arizona University
Total Programs 206
Number of Subjects 156
Rank in USA 225th
University of the Pacific
Total Programs 101
Number of Subjects 91
Rank in USA 228th
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Total Programs 143
Number of Subjects 134
Rank in USA 282nd
University of South Dakota
Total Programs 98
Number of Subjects 102
Rank in USA 286th
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Total Programs 21
Number of Subjects 21
Rank in USA 336th
Vermont Technical College
Total Programs 32
Number of Subjects 43
Rank in USA 391st
Texas Woman's University
Total Programs 92
Number of Subjects 101
Rank in USA 412th
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Total Programs 146
Number of Subjects 127
Rank in USA 419th
Eastern Washington University
Total Programs 130
Number of Subjects 118
Rank in USA 421st
University of New Haven
Total Programs 118
Number of Subjects 106
Rank in USA 438th
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Total Programs 145
Number of Subjects 128
Rank in USA 441st