Dental Assisting

Achieve a Diploma in as few as 11 months*

The Dental Assisting program at Concorde Career College prepares students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed for success in an entry-level Dental Assistant position. As a Dental Assistant, you’ll work with the dental team to help prepare patients for exams, take X-rays, sterilize equipment, and educate patients in proper oral care.

Dental Assisting Mission Statement

The Dental Assisting Diploma program aims to guide students in developing proficiency, professionalism, empathy, and accurate technique while learning to interact professionally with dentists, coworkers, and patients.

Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes

The Dental Assisting program learning objectives include achievement of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in management skills, appointment scheduling, laboratory procedures, maintenance of patient records, chairside assistance, instructing patients in proper oral hygiene, and assisting in the selection, placement and removal of rubber dam, sutures, and periodontal packs. *Program length can vary by Location, see specific Campus Catalog for program length
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Dental Assisting

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In order to graduate from the Dental Assisting program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum:

Memphis curriculum

Southaven curriculum

Career Outlook

Career Overview

The Dental Assistant makes an important contribution to the success of a dental practice as a valuable member of the dental healthcare team. The Dental Assistant’s responsibilities may include preparing patients for procedures, assisting the dentist with instrument transfer during procedures, maintaining treatment planning records, exposing and processing dental x-rays, reviewing oral hygiene and postoperative care instructions with patients, performing laboratory work, and managing such essential functions as inventory control, infection control and OSHA compliance. The Dental Assistant may also be called on to assist in the business office with filing records, preparing insurance reports, maintaining records on the computer, and scheduling appointments.

Program Video

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

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.

Accreditation and Licensure

For the campus in Memphis:

The Dental Assisting (Diploma) program is approved 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

Accreditation and licensure are an important part of an academic institution’s operation. Visit our Accreditations and Licensure page for more details about our accreditations and licensure.



How Long Is The Dental Assisting (Diploma) Program at Concorde?

The Dental Assisting (Diploma) program at Concorde can be completed in as little as 11 months. This program is only offered at the Memphis campus. Please check with an admissions advisor for program length information.

When Does Concorde’s Dental Assisting (Diploma) Program Start?

Call us to find out when the Dental Assisting (Diploma) program starts at a Concorde campus location near you. Program start dates can also be found in the campus catalog located at

What is the dental assistant career outlook?

According to, 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 dental 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 Assisting (Diploma) program?

For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.

Do you have an Associate's degree in health care field, which is a pre-requisite for this program?