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Dental Assistant Diploma Program

North Hollywood, CA

Prepare for a new career sooner than you think

Dental Assistants can make a  real difference for a patient when they visit the dentist. Whether welcoming clients with a smile, maintaining the back-office or assisting the dentist in a procedure; a dental assistant can help put a smile on everyone's face.

Train to Assist Chairside During Dental Procedures

  • Learn the foundations of dental care in this diploma program.
  • Curriculum includes an externship so you gain real-world experience.
  • Complete your diploma in as few as 10-months of study.

North Hollywood Dental Assistant Diploma Program Overview

With Concorde, you can learn the skills needed to be the person dental practices rely on to keep things running smoothly. The hands-on training from taking x-rays to dental impressions, will help prepare you for a career in the dental field.

As part of your training you will prepare to obtain your CPR and radiation safety certificates.

This Dental Board of California-approved program prepares you to sit for the written and practical California State Board Examination to become a Registered Dental Assistant after graduation.


Now Enrolling for the Dental Assistant Diploma Program

Concorde's North Hollywood campus is seeking dedicated students who want to:

  • Learn to help dentists and hygienists deliver quality care and maintain office operations
  • Prepare for career opportunities in private practices, clinics, cosmetic dentistry, and more
  • Complete the diploma in as few as 10-months

Get started by scheduling an in-person or virtual Career Planning Session to explore if the dental assistant program is right for you!

  1. **Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for dental assistants 2022-2032 Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

  2. Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, who's length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes.




National Employment Demand (2022-2032)


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Dental Assistant Diploma Program Curriculum

[node:field_campus} campus' dental assistant diploma program teaches foundational concepts of dentistry, including anatomy, physiology and the different dental specialties. You’ll learn to take impressions, assist during procedures, and how to keep the front office operating efficiently.

  • Introduction to Dental Assisting & Dental Terminology
  • Dental Specialties
  • Materials & Procedures
  • Patient Care & Management
  • Diagnostics & Orthodontics
  • Dental Radiology
  • Infection Control
  • Coronal Polishing
  • Pit & Fissure Sealant



In Less Than-a-Year

The dental assistant diploma program can be completed in as few as ten-months.


Externship Hours  

Dental Assisting Hands-on Experience

The dental assistant program includes an externship where you will gain hands-on experience working along side dentists, hygienists and other healthcare professionals.

Dental Assisting Professional Certification

Upon completion of the diploma program, graduate will have prepared to sit for the written and practical California State Board Examination to become a Registered Dental Assistant after graduation.

Board Exam Prep & Fee Included in Cost of Tuition

Concorde is committed to preparing students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become entry-level practitioners in the dental assisting field. Concorde will pay exam fees for graduates of this program based on the following eligibilty requirements:

  • Receive approval from the Program Director, Academic Dean or Campus President before testing.
  • Take the exam within two-months of graduation, or take the first available exam opportunity for those exams offered only on a periodic schedule.
  • Meet all Concorde graduation requirements.
  • Demonstrate that the student is prepared to sit for licensure by completing a “green light” process at the campus.

Please discuss with your Program Director which exams are relevant to employment in your field of study and the requirements for successfully demonstrating examination preparedness.


Jill Massey North Hollywood Dental Assistant Program Director

North Hollywood Dental Assistant Program Director

Jill Massey, RDA

My passion for healthcare and helping others led me to a career in dental assisting. I love the hands-on aspect of the job and the opportunity to work with patients on a daily basis. I found it extremely rewarding assisting dentists and helping patients have a positive visit to the dental office. 

In our dental assistant program, students can expect to gain both an understanding of the dental field and the skills needed to excel. There is a lot to learn and practice in the lab, as well as apply during their externship. For some, it may feel intense but I want students to know that I am here to help them throughout the program and even be a resource after they graduate.  

Being the dental assistant program director combines my passions and I am excited to be a part of the educational process. The opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with students, motivates me to come to work each day. It's humbling to know that I can have a positive impact on the next generation of dental professionals.

Address & Hours

North Hollywood Campus

12412 Victory Blvd.
North Hollywood, California 91606

PH: (818) 850-7623
FX: (818) 301-2626

Campus Hours of Operation

Monday8 am - 8 pm
Tuesday8 am - 8 pm
Wednesday8 am - 8 pm
Thursday8 am - 8 pm
Friday8 am - 5 pm
SaturdayBy Appointment


Career Outlook

Dental Assisting Career Outlook and Responsibilities

A Career that Helps Create Smiles: Dental assistants do a little of everything in the dental office. From updating patient records to sterilizing instruments and assisting during procedures, their role is versatile, fast-paced, and can make a real difference in the lives of patients.

  • Work Alongside Dentists & Hygienists
  • Assist Chairside During Patient Exams & Procedures
  • Prepare & Take Patient X-Rays
  • Manage and Schedule Patient Appointments
  • Collect and Record Patient Records
  • Prepare & Sanitize Instruments & Care Spaces


Projected national job demand for dental assistants from 2022-2032 

Dental Assisting Growth

Job demand for dental assistants is projected to grow as more patients seek dental care and clinics expand.

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

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  1. Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

  2. Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.

  3. Financial aid is available to those who qualify but may not be available for all programs. Concorde does not guarantee financial aid or scholarship awards or amounts.

  4. Clinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.

  5. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.