Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant Program

MedCertify’s online Dental Assistant program prepares students for AMCA’s Dental Assistant Certification (DSTC) and an exciting new career in the dental field. In 6 months or less, you will learn, at your own pace, the skills needed to be a certified dental assistant. Along with certification prep and job training, our staff will help you enter the workforce through career development.

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Course Style

6 Months

Duration

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Jump-start a Rewarding New Career!

Online

Course Style

6 Months

Duration

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Courses

Total Flexibility

Online, on-demand training so you can study at your time and pace on any device – total flexibility.

6-Month Access

Students will have 6-months access to all the training material.

 

Tech Support

Online technical support with step-by-step instructions available when needed.

Courses

Courses

Dental Assistant – 10 Weeks

Medical Terminology – 3 Weeks

Anatomy and Physiology – 3 Weeks

Professional Office Development (POD) – 2 Weeks

Student Observation – 4 Weeks

Total Duration – 22 Weeks

Dental Assistant Overview

The Certified Dental Assistant performs many tasks, ranging from patient care to record keeping in a general dental office under the direct supervision of the Dentist. Dental Assistants work in general or specialty dental practices such as Orthodontists, Endodontists, and Periodontists offices. This program will provide the knowledge needed for a beginner in dental assisting. The Certified Dental Support Tech is employable in any general or specialty business or clinical position.

Career & Certification

Dental Support Technician Certification (DSTC)

A Dental Support Technician Certification is designed for the entry level dental employee. This certification may help advance to other positions through experience or additional training.

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Career Paths
  • Dental Assistant
  • Certified Dental Assistant
  • Expanded Function Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Consultant
  • Dental Sales Representative
  • Dental Office Business Team Administrator
  • Dental Assistant Instructor
Job Outlook

Employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.

About 44,000 openings for dental assistants are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

Earning Potential

According to BLS.GOV, The median annual wage for dental assistants was $41,180 in May 2020.

The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,940, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $58,390.

Career Development

Career development with resume building and job placement assistance.

Mentor Support

Students will have 6-months access to all the training material.

Exam Fee

One certification exam fee is covered by us with tuition. *Ask for more details.

Tuition

Scholarship Options Are Available

Students who enroll in MedCertify’s career training programs come from different backgrounds. Whether you’re a first-time student, recently unemployed or just seeking a new career, we provide different scholarship opportunities to help pay for your education. Please speak with one of our admissions representatives to discuss your scholarship options and opportunities.

Military Spouses

The MyCAA (My Career Advancement Account) Scholarship is strictly for military spouses and is used as a workforce development program. In addition, the MyCAA scholarship provides up to $4,000 tuition assistance.

This scholarship will help military spouses cover the entire cost of courses at MedCertify as they pursue certificates and certifications necessary to gain employment in high-demand, high growth portable career fields, and occupations. Let an Admission Representative discuss the scholarship with you today!

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Army Soldiers

The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) program provides qualifying soldiers with up to $4,000 in educational benefits. Soldiers can utilize these benefits to pay for all necessary books, supplies, and associated materials required for an approved training course and/or exam. Utilization of this program helps to increase the Soldier’s value to and competitiveness of the Army through helping Soldiers attain industry recognized credentials. Credentialing Soldiers helps to improve overall Army readiness through retention of quality Soldiers. This further enhances Soldiers career progression, and provides Soldiers with skills and capabilities reflective of civilian qualifications. Funding is provided for voluntary off-duty courses and/or exams leading to an industry-recognized academic or vocational credential listed in the Army COOL website.

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Separated Veterans

The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) implemented Priority of Service for all Veterans to provide scholarship assistance through SWAs, local WIBs, One‐Stop Career Centers, and other targeted grantees. 

Priority of service means the right of veterans to take precedence over a non‐covered person in obtaining all employment and training services.

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Unemployment

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program offers scholarships to certain dislocated workers in the United States. Adults that have been terminated or laid off (including self-employed), eligible for or exhausted unemployment income and unlikely to return to industry or occupation are eligible for this scholarship. 

Spouses of a member of the Armed Forces who lost employment due to permanent change in duty station or is unemployed, underemployed and has difficulty finding or upgrading employment may also be eligible.

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Low Income

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a program developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to help improve the public workforce system and help low income adults and other eligible adults meeting certain criteria. WIOA also helps employers hire and retain skilled workers. MedCertify has partnered with the Department of Labor to offer courses that prepare students for national certification in the medical, business, and IT fields.

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