Dental Assistant Course Admissions

Three steps to start your new career

How To Get Started With Our Dental Assistant Course

STEP 1: TAKE A TOUR OF THE SCHOOL AND FILL OUT YOUR APPLICATION

During your admissions appointment you will see where you attend class and fill out an application. Don’t worry about bringing anything with you, just dress business casual. Our representative is happy to answer any questions have. This is your chance to see if we are the school for YOU! Send us a message or give us a call to connect with our admissions team.

STEP 2: WAIT TO HEAR FROM US

Please allow us 1-2 business days after your tour to review your application. Spots are limited and acceptance is competitive. If your application is approved, we will send you an acceptance email welcoming you the opportunity to secure your spot! An admissions specialist will call you to discuss the next steps toward securing your spot in the class.

STEP 3: SECURE YOUR SPOT IN CLASS

It’s time to hustle and make a deposit either online or over the phone with one of our admissions specialists! We are always happy to discuss a custom payment plan option! Once we receive your full deposit (or set you up on a custom payment plan), you are officially enrolled in class! We are always available to answer any questions you have from your tour to your first day of class. We can’t wait to start this journey with you!

What are you waiting for? Let's get started!

Documents Required For Enrollment

Here are the documents that you will need in order to enroll at Alabama Dental Assistant School:

  • U.S. High School Diploma or GED
  • U.S. Government-issued photo ID
  • Copy of your up to date immunization records

You’ll need these documents to become a dental assistant! Please call us with any questions about these requirements.

Books

Alabama Dental Assistant School requires just one textbook which you can either buy or rent!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to become a dental assistant?

Our program fully prepares you to become a dental assistant in just 9 weeks.

How can your program be so fast?

Our hands-on classes take place in a real dental office rather than a classroom. Students spend the majority of the class time learning the essential techniques of Dental Assisting first-hand from our experienced instructors. Each class begins with an instructional lecture, however our program emphasizes hands-on learning. When our students graduate, they feel at home in a dental office and possess all the skills need to succeed in their new career.

Do you accept financial aid?

We don’t accept financial aid, but we have some pretty great reasons why! We believe that all students deserve a great education that doesn’t leave you stuck with thousands of dollars in student loans to pay back. Our school has redefined continuing education with super affordable tuition prices that enable our students to graduate without student loan debt. We offer several convenient payment plan options and can even customize a plan that works within your budget!

How is a short course as effective as longer ones?

As a newly hired Dental Assistant, your employer will expect you to know the basics of dental assisting. Our school created a modern approach to hands-on training with a customized curriculum that’s taught in a real dental practice. Thanks to decades of industry experience, close partnerships with dentists and dental offices, and our mission to make continuing education more accessible and affordable for everyone, we are able to teach you all the fundamentals of dental assisting in a shorter amount of time — setting students up for success (rather than years of student loan debt).

What is the job description of a dental assistant?

Dental Assistants perform a variety of duties, including but not limited to assisting the dentist, carrying out clinical tasks, and completing administrative work.

Dental Assistants are responsible for preparing patients for cleanings, treatments, and procedures, while also making them feel at ease during their visit. During dental visits, assistants often work alongside the dentist and can be expected to support the dentist during procedures.

Examples of clinical duties include preparing patients and the work area for treatments and procedures, sterilizing dental instruments, taking molds and impressions, and performing x-rays.

Administrative front office tasks include assisting patients with scheduling, billing and payments, patient documentation, and more.

How much does a dental assistant make?

The median annual wage for dental assistants is $35,920 per year as of May 2017. For more information, please visit https://www.bls.gov/oes/2017/may/oes319091.htm.

What is the job outlook for dental assistants?

Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. For more information, please visit https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants.htm#tab-1.

Will I be qualified if I attend a longer program?

Nope. When you graduate from any dental assisting school you receive a certificate of completion. Many students ask if they can expect to make a higher starting salary if they attend a longer program. The starting salary for a Dental Assistant does not have anything to do with how long you spent in school or how much you paid for your schooling.