4 Steps to Start Dental Assistant School


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Dental Assistants work hands-on with patients to ensure a comfortable trip to the dentist’s office. If you have a passion for seeing people smile, this may be a good career choice for you. Dental Assistants work in the front and back of the office, assisting with everything from scheduling and checking in to x-rays. No day is the same, and no smile is the same, either.


This job requires a good knowledge of how a dental office runs and the equipment that is used. If you’ve been looking for a way to break into the dental field, the Dental Assistant Program at UEI College will provide all the training and hands-on experience you need to find a rewarding career in as few as ten months. Read on to see how to start the Dental Assistant Program at UEI College.

How to Start Dental Assisting School?

Each day is unique in a dental office, and that requires each staff member in the office to be knowledgeable and flexible. A good Dental Assistant Program will teach just that. Here’s how to get started in Dental Assisting School:


Reach out.

At UEI College, we like to take our time showing you the campus and explaining the process to start the career you’ve been dreaming of. When you give us a call or fill out an online form, we’ll invite you on a tour of the campus to see the equipment you’ll learn to use and get a feel for our campus culture.


No Fees.

There is no fee to apply to UEI College. Our compassionate Admissions team will walk you through each step of the process. We’ll even help you apply for financial aid if you qualify.


Ongoing Enrollment.

Our Dental Assistant Program has ongoing enrollment, so you can enroll and begin classes quickly. In less than ten months, you can train for a new career—ending in a hands-on externship opportunity in a real dental office.


Enroll Today

Enroll in UEI College's Dental Assistant School! Contact us, and one of our admissions team members will walk you through the process of enrolling in the Dental Assistant Program.

How Long Does it Take to Become a Dental Assistant?

One of the things that makes becoming a dental assistant so appealing is it can be achieved in less than a year. In as few as ten months, you can become a dental assistant, working hands-on with patients and dentists in a growing field. You’ll gain experience through labs with live equipment and an on-the-job externship working in an actual dental office. In a short amount of time, you can feel confident stepping into a new entry-level career in the dental field.

Do You Need a Degree to Become a Dental Assistant?

You do not need to have a two or four-year college degree to become a dental assistant. The requirements to become a dental assistant vary by state, but each state requires applicants to have a high school diploma or equivalent at a minimum. If you didn’t finish high school, you still have options. At UEI College, we can help you obtain a high school diploma while you train for a new career. Please reach out to learn more.


If you already have a high school diploma, you’re one step closer to becoming a dental assistant. There are no prerequisites to enroll in the Dental Assistant School at UEI College. You can enroll today and usually begin your training within a month. At the conclusion of the program, you’ll complete a hands-on externship, providing you with real-world experience that will allow you to feel confident in your new career as a medical assistant.


Some states do not require an official certification to be considered for employment, but most require individuals to complete a comprehensive Dental Assisting Training Program in order to operate the equipment used in the office. Completing a program and optional certification will make you a more valuable employee and more competitive in the job market.

Enroll at UEI College To Become a Dental Assistant

UEI College will provide you with all the skills and training you need to become a Dental Assistant in as few as ten months. Our smaller classroom sizes allow for specialized support throughout the program. You’ll be assigned a designated admission representative to be your go-to person with any questions about enrollment or financial aid.


Lectures and assignments for the Dental Assisting program can be completed online. You’ll also have the opportunity to get to know your instructors and classmates as you work together in hands-on lab experiences. We offer day and night courses to meet your schedule.


At the end of your courses, we’ll help match you with a hands-on, 170-hour work experience in a dental office. This valuable experience will give you in-depth knowledge of how a dental office runs and how a dental assistant can be successful. This experience will help you apply everything you learned in the classroom. Our Career Services team will also work with you to ensure your resume is up to date and you are ready to start a new career.

What Are the Requirements to Become a Dental Assistant?

You’ll need to have a high school diploma to begin training as a dental assistant. Once you’ve achieved that, there are no additional requirements or prerequisites for beginning a Dental Assistant Program. You do not have to complete a two or four year college program to become a dental assistant. You could begin this new career in less than a year. If you don't have your high school diploma, we have options!


If you find joy in helping people achieve their healthiest smiles and have a passion for good customer service, you could have a bright future as a dental assistant. Begin training to become a dental assistant today!


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