Achieve a Diploma in as few as 9 months*
As a Dental Assistant, the dental team counts on you to help assist in a variety of day-to-day duties such as preparing patients for exams, taking X-rays, sterilizing equipment, and educating patients in proper oral care. Other duties often vary by state or dentist offices worked at.
A dental career path that sustains family and communityThe Dental Assistant diploma program emphasizes both the clinical and administrative aspects of serving in a dental office environment, immersing students in practical, hands-on training including externships. The Dental Assistant program is offered at all of Concorde Career College’s 16 campus locations.
Join our familyHave you been thinking about a career as a Dental Assistant? Are you searching for a Dental Assistant school near you? Look no further! Your search ends at Concorde, where you can start training in a Dental Assistant program that can help you achieve your exciting future in healthcare.
*Program length can vary by Location, see specific Campus Catalog for program length. California campuses' Dental Assistant program is a 10-month program.
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The coursework in Concorde’s dental assistant training program emphasizes the clinical and administrative aspects of serving in a dental office setting, immersing you in the practical aspects of providing dental patient care in a hands-on environment. Upon completion of this program, graduates can take the licensing exam to qualify for employment in this field.
Dental assistant job growth through 2029 is projected at a faster-than-average rate of 7 percent as oral health continues to be linked to general health and is increasingly applied as preventive health care. Find out more about what a career in dental assistant looks like. *Source: BLS.gov 2019-2029
As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.
The Pacific Dental Services Foundation is proud to offer the Dr. Carolyn Ghazal Dental Assistant Scholarship, named after Dr. Carolyn Ghazal’s dedication to improving the lives of those in need, and created to provide tuition assistance to individuals with a desire to serve and provide excellent patient care. The scholarship is awarded based on applicant excellence as well as financial need. To apply for consideration please ask your admissions representative for more information.
Accreditation and Licensure
For the campuses at Jacksonville, Miramar, Orlando and Tampa:
The Dental Assistant program is approved by the Florida State Board of Dentistry to certify dental assisting students in expanded duties and radiology. Department of Health, Board of Dentistry: 4052 Bald Cypress Way; Bin C-08, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3258; 850-488-0595.
For the campus in Memphis:
The Dental Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of âapproval with reporting requirements.â CODA is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. Commission on Dental Accreditation: 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611; (312) 440-4653; www.ada.org/en/coda. For students who started in the diploma program in Dental Assisting prior to February 26, 2018, the program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval with reporting requirements.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: ada.org/coda. For students who started in the Dental Assisting diploma program after February 26, 2018, the program is accredited by the Dental Board, State of Tennessee Health Related Boards, 665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor, Nashville, TN 37243; 615-532-5073; 1-800-778-4123.
Accreditation and Licensure
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How long is the Dental Assistant program at Concorde?
The dental assistant program at Concorde can be completed in as little as 9 months. However, program length can vary by campus. Please check with an admissions advisor for program length information.
When does Concorde’s Dental Assistant Program start?
Call us to find out when the dental assistant program starts at a Concorde campus location near you. Program start dates can also be found in the campus catalog located at www.concorde.edu.
What is the dental assistant career outlook?
According to BLS.gov, the dental assistant job field is projected to grow 7 percent through 2029. Keeping proper oral health is key to keeping healthy overall. Therefore, the demand for dental services is expected to rise as the population ages.
Why should I become a dental assistant?
Dental assistants work with dentists and hygienists to help patients feel comfortable and happy about oral health. From assisting with dental procedures such as fillings, crowns, and extractions, no two days are the same if you become a dental assistant. Dental assistants can enjoy a rewarding experience and have the opportunity for career advancements.
Does Concorde offer dental assistant externships?
Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our programs.
How much is tuition for Concorde’s Dental Assistant program?
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.
Below you will find campus-specific information about the Dental Assistant/Dental Assisting program.