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course overview Dental Assistant Certification

Earn your dental assistant certification through hands-on training with experienced professionals.

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Overview

Dental assistants are IN DEMAND! Find out how you can start an exciting and rewarding new career in dentistry.

Throughout our 10-month program, you’ll train with practicing dentists to support patients, assist with cleanings and procedures, and achieve professional development to land your first job.

What is a typical work day for a dental assistant?
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The typical workday for a dental assistant is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with some evenings and weekends. Dental assistants start the day by reviewing the day’s schedule, preparing the examining room with the necessary tools and equipment, and sterilizing instruments.

They will also gather patients’ medical records, as well as any necessary medical forms or papers. Dental assistants play a big role in taking care of patients. They are responsible for taking them to the exam room for their appointment, reviewing charts, and prepping patients about what to expect. During dental procedures, a dental assistant hands the dentist instruments and helps keep the patient’s mouth rinsed. With a dentist’s guidance, dental assistants may also take x-rays and perform lab tests. They help restock supplies for the next patient, perform administrative duties, and process the patient’s invoices to keep everything running smoothly at the practice.

How do I become a registered dental assistant?
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The typical workday for a dental assistant is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with some evenings and weekends. Dental assistants start the day by reviewing the day’s schedule, preparing the examining room with the necessary tools and equipment, and sterilizing instruments.

They will also gather patients’ medical records, as well as any necessary medical forms or papers. Dental assistants play a big role in taking care of patients. They are responsible for taking them to the exam room for their appointment, reviewing charts, and prepping patients about what to expect. During dental procedures, a dental assistant hands the dentist instruments and helps keep the patient’s mouth rinsed. With a dentist’s guidance, dental assistants may also take x-rays and perform lab tests. They help restock supplies for the next patient, perform administrative duties, and process the patient’s invoices to keep everything running smoothly at the practice.

What’s the typical career path for a dental assistant?
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The typical workday for a dental assistant is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with some evenings and weekends. Dental assistants start the day by reviewing the day’s schedule, preparing the examining room with the necessary tools and equipment, and sterilizing instruments.

They will also gather patients’ medical records, as well as any necessary medical forms or papers. Dental assistants play a big role in taking care of patients. They are responsible for taking them to the exam room for their appointment, reviewing charts, and prepping patients about what to expect. During dental procedures, a dental assistant hands the dentist instruments and helps keep the patient’s mouth rinsed. With a dentist’s guidance, dental assistants may also take x-rays and perform lab tests. They help restock supplies for the next patient, perform administrative duties, and process the patient’s invoices to keep everything running smoothly at the practice.

What courses do I need to take?
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The typical workday for a dental assistant is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with some evenings and weekends. Dental assistants start the day by reviewing the day’s schedule, preparing the examining room with the necessary tools and equipment, and sterilizing instruments.

They will also gather patients’ medical records, as well as any necessary medical forms or papers. Dental assistants play a big role in taking care of patients. They are responsible for taking them to the exam room for their appointment, reviewing charts, and prepping patients about what to expect. During dental procedures, a dental assistant hands the dentist instruments and helps keep the patient’s mouth rinsed. With a dentist’s guidance, dental assistants may also take x-rays and perform lab tests. They help restock supplies for the next patient, perform administrative duties, and process the patient’s invoices to keep everything running smoothly at the practice.

Financial Services

Howard Healthcare Academy offers several financial assistance programs to help you kickstart your career as a certified dental assistant. See if you qualify for one of our scholarships and apply today!

Dental Assistant Scholarship

MyCAA Scholarship

GI Bill

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Board-Approved Dental Assisting Program

Our Board-approved dental assistant program at Howard Healthcare Academy prepares you to work as a dental assistant. Howard Academy’s technical courses and practical dental assisting training build your knowledge, skills, and confidence. By creating an educational experience that focuses on real-world, hands-on training, Howard Healthcare Academy is the unsurpassed dental assistant program in San Diego.

  • 620

    Curriculum Hours

  • 200

    Onsite Externship Hours

  • 820

    Complete Program Hours

Already Have Your RDA License?

Upgrade your training by taking standalone courses in specialized areas. Enhance your knowledge to gain more responsibility and and ask for higher compensation.

All dental assistants must have proof of completing mandatory continuing education courses. Howard Healthcare Academy teaches the required courses to work in California, including Ultrasonic Scaling, 8-Hour Infection Control, and Dental Radiation Safety.

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Finding Your Job

Your ultimate goal after earning your dental assistant certificate is to get a fulfilling, steady job. Howard Healthcare Academy is dedicated to helping you be successful by teaching you the skills needed to find gainful employment.

Your First Interview

After completing our program requirements, The Super Dentists will offer you a practice interview. You’ll get experience talking about yourself, showcasing your skills, and projecting confidence and professionalism — gaining valuable feedback throughout the process.

Our Network

Howard Healthcare Academy has a network of dental practices throughout the San Diego area. Once you complete your dental assistant certificate, your Howard Healthcare Academy instructors will provide leads within those practices to help with your job search.

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