Dental Support Assistant

Dental Support Assistant Certification Prep Program

MedCertify’s online Dental Support Assistant program prepares students for AMT’s Dental Assistant RDA certification 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 Support Assistant. Along with certification prep and job training, our staff will help you enter the workforce through career development.

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Online

Course Style

6 Months

Duration

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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.

 

Student Coaching

Online support with student success coaches.

Mentor Support

Take advantage of weekday and weekend online live Zoom mentoring sessions.

Exam Fee

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

Career Development

Career development with resume building and job placement assistance.

Courses

Courses

Dental support and Dental Sciences – 6 Weeks

Nutrition and Assisting with Diagnostics and Prevention – 5 Weeks

Dental Radiography and Restorative Procedures – 4 Weeks

Assist with Comprehensive Patient Care and Dental Practice Management – 4 Weeks

Office Productivity, Professional Office Development, and Career Development – 3 Weeks

Total Duration – 22 Weeks

Dental Support Assistant Overview

A Dental Support Assistant can perform limited clinical duties under the direction of a dentist. Clinical duties may include equipment preparation and sterilization, preparing patients for treatment, assisting the dentist during treatment, and providing patients with instructions for oral healthcare procedures. Dental Support Assistants may perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Prepare patients, sterilize or disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, or assist the dentist during dental procedures.

  • Record treatment information in patient records.
  • Assist dentists in management of medical or dental emergencies.
  • Order and monitor dental supplies and equipment inventory.
  • Expose dental diagnostic x-rays.

Career & Certification

Dental Assistant (RDA)

American Medical Technologists (AMT) is a not-for-profit association of allied health professionals. In addition to certification, AMT provides members ongoing support to maintain skills and competencies, learn and grow in their chosen professions, and sustain quality in the workplace.

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Career Paths
  • Dentist Office – General Dentistry/Pediatric Dentistry
  • Specialty Dental Offices – Orthodontist, Endodontist, etc
Job Outlook

Employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 8 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.

About 56,400 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 $34,120 in May 2021.

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

Financing 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 financing and scholarship opportunities to help pay for your education. Please speak with one of our admissions representatives to discuss your financing 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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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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Self Financing