Dental Assistant Online Certification & Training Program — MedCerts


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18 Weeks

Program Length




Avg. Starting Salary
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What does a Dental Assistant do?

Dental Assistants work in many locations including dental offices, hospitals, clinics, dental schools and professional sales environments. Working under the direction of a Dentist, you’ll assist with and provide direct patient care, sterilizing instruments, taking impressions and performing office management tasks. You may also perform a variety of lab tasks such as coronal polishing, sealant application, fluoride application, and topical anesthetic application.

Entry Level Jobs Available In The US
According to Burning Glass jobs data, Dental Assistants will see available jobs grow 19.5% over the next ten years

Dental AssistantMedCerts Tuition Options

We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access.

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Pick the payments that fit your life (or budget). Plans range from 4 to 12 months with 0% interest rates available!
Final pricing is given at time of purchase and may vary from the example pricing given above.

MyCAA, Army Credentialing Assistance and Workforce Grants

MedCerts offers financial aid options through MyCAA, WIOA and Army COOL. You must be a Military spouse, active duty Army, Reserves, or National Guard member or WIOA eligible job seeker to receive aid.

Training Options ForDental Assistant

MedCerts programs are one of the fastest and most affordable ways to receive a quality education that leads not only to a credential, but also a career

MedCerts Two and Four Year Colleges Other Online Programs
Program & Tuition Cost $4000 average Up to $20,000 $3000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Schedule/Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set Class Schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None - 100% online On-Campus Classrooms None - 100% online
Student Support Personal Advisors - text/call/email access Professors - scheduled office hours Support Inbox
Career Coaching Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements Exam-specific only
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Varies - typically videos & presentations

This table is for reference only. Actual prices, durations and features may vary. Pricing is based on full-cost tuition for a Medical Assistant or similar program before financial aid.

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“Excellent program for military spouses especially if you’re having a baby and no career! I achieved my certification in dental assistant and office administration and after I was able to get a job as a dental assistant! Loving the experience and the job”


DA 3000 Dental Assistant

skills gained

  • Comprehend Oral Anatomy and Dental Terminology
  • Assist with Preventive Dentistry and the Dental Examination
  • Perform duties supporting Orthodontics, Oral Pathology, and Radiology
  • Appreciate Dental Pain Management
  • Understand Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Restorative Procedures
  • Process x-rays and a variety of lab tasks
Enrollment Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Web browser with internet connection
  • Math, vocabulary and comprehension proficiency
  • Suitable vision and hearing (normal or corrected)
  • Suitable psychomotor skills, hand-eye coordination & finger agility
  • Ability to stand for extended periods
  • Fingerprinting/background check (per state licensing)
Materials Included
  • Expert-led video based training
  • eBook: Modern Dental Assisting Textbook
  • Competency assessments
  • National Certification exam fee
Student Services
  • Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  • Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  • Exam preparation process
  • Career Services Advisor

courses taken

HI 1014

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

96 hours
6 Week

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.

  • Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
  • Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
  • Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
  • Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
  • Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
DA 3011

Dental Assisting

192 hours
12 Week

This comprehensive course provides students with skills and expertise necessary to perform the functions and responsibilities assigned to the role of a Dental Assistant. The course includes instruction in dental terminology, preventive dentistry, patient care and communication, radiology, pharmacology, anesthesia, assisting in specialty practices, legal and ethical responsibilities, health and safety in the workplace, compliance, infection control, disease prevention, dental instruments and equipment, basic chairside assisting, and general dental business office procedures. The Dental Assisting course offers students a well-rounded education on a variety of medical and administrative skills that are essential to working in the dental profession.

  • Comprehend Oral Anatomy and Dental Terminology
  • Assist with Preventive Dentistry and the Dental Examination
  • Perform duties supporting Orthodontics, Oral Pathology, and Radiology
  • Appreciate Dental Pain Management
  • Understand Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Restorative Procedures
HI 1014 6
DA 3011 12
Total Program Duration 18 Week

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Dental AssistantJob Opportunities

Laboratory Assistant

$26000 – $49000
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Dental Assistant

$19000 – $45000
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Career Potential

Dental Sales Representative

$22,000 – $72,000
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