5 Frequently Asked Questions About Attending Dental Assistant School

a dental assistant If you’re trying to decide if dental assistant school is right for you, it’s no surprise that you probably have a lot of questions about career outlook, tuition, class format, and more. Choosing your career is a big move, and you need to be fully informed before taking the jump. So, let us help to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about dental assistant school.

1.      How Much is Your Dental Assisting Course?

We know your time and money are valuable. Our dental assisting course is 10 weeks and costs $3,125. This includes:

  • Textbooks and supplies
  • Materials and equipment
  • Access to our state-of-the-art facilities
  • Academic and clinical instruction
  • 80 Hours of lecture and hands-on training
  • Ohio Dental Assisting Certification
  • Ohio Radiology Certification

Payment options are available, so being able to pay for schooling is now easier than ever!

2.      What Career Paths Are Available to Me?

While it’s easy to assume that by enrolling in dental assisting school, the only profession you can pursue is a dental assistant. You’ll be surprised to know there are various career paths you can take with a dental assistant certificate. These include:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Certified Dental Assistant
  • Expanded Function Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant Instructor
  • Dental Office Business Team Administrator
  • Dental Sales Representative
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Consultant
  • Dentist

3.      What Do Dental Assistants Typically Make?

You can expect to make anywhere between $12-$14 per hour as an entry-level dental assistant. However, the more experienced you are, your pay can increase up to $30 per hour. This is dependent upon which part of the country you live and practice in.

4.      What Can I Expect to Learn While in Dental Assisting School?

As a graduate of the dental assisting program, you can expect to have thorough knowledge and experience in:

  • Passing dental instruments
  • Taking diagnostic X-rays
  • Constructing and placing temporary tooth coverings
  • Sterilizing dental instruments
  • Disinfecting treatment rooms

As a new student, you can expect to start your program with an introductory course on dentistry and dental anatomy, but over time, you’ll be introduced to more advanced topics and expected to perform certain functions.

There is a wide array of skills dental assistants much acquire and perfect before graduating that can extend from effectively cleaning tools to providing a welcoming and compassionate environment for patients.

5.      What Are Some of the Perks to Becoming a Dental Assistant?

It is estimated that the projected growth of dental assistant job opportunities will grow 20% in the next 10 years. That’s a pretty good percentage considering 7% is the average employment opportunity growth. The likeliness you’ll be able to find a job is high, and apart from greater chances of job security, here are some added benefits:

  • A flexible schedule that will make it easier for you to balance your work and home life with ease.
  • An excellent benefits package because of your decision to pursue a career in the healthcare field.
  • Great pay once you complete a brief training period.

If the answers you received are enough for you to say “Yes” to dental assisting school, don’t wait any longer! Get started on your path to a lucrative and successful career today.

About Dental Assistant Pro
For more than 25 years, Dental Assistant Pro has been providing aspiring dental assistants with essential knowledge and hands-on skills learning. We offer a class-based instructional program that combines real-life experience in a dental office with lectures and time spent in operatory treatment rooms. To learn more about us, visit our website or call (513) 515-6611.

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Reviews From Our Students

Kenzie Clark
Kenzie Clark
13. August, 2022.
Great experience!!
kaitlyn mcgarvey
kaitlyn mcgarvey
13. August, 2022.
Quick easy way to get a dental assistant certificate. Quick way to get into the dental field. More job opportunities opened after I received the certificate. Also received radiology license from class. Instructor is easy-going & bubbly personality.
Kaitlyn Waits
Kaitlyn Waits
13. August, 2022.
Enjoyable, quick program to get into a dental office. I'm looking forward to starting my new career
Sydnee Burgess (Syd)
Sydnee Burgess (Syd)
13. August, 2022.
It was a great experience! I was very nervous about dental and wasn’t sure how much I’d like it but through this experience I feel a lot better about going into the field. Jeanie who is the instructor is also a very warm person and truly cares for each of her students and their growth in the field.
Abby Morehouse
Abby Morehouse
11. May, 2022.
Such an amazing program! Would recommend this to anyone looking for a career in dentistry.
Lilly Collins
Lilly Collins
7. May, 2022.
Had an amazing experience as a student in the Lebanon program! The instructors Abby and Jeanne are amazing and have taught me so much from skills to job search, i will be forever grateful for their help and this experience.
7. May, 2022.
Dental Assistant Pro is a wonderful program! The instructors, Jeanne and Abby, are very welcoming and do a great job at teaching their students. This program teaches you all of the basics and allows you to enter at an entry level dental assisting position at any Office. It was very convenient having classes only on the weekends and was so much fun!
Megan Sellman
Megan Sellman
7. May, 2022.
I went to Dental Assistant Pro from 7:30am-12pm, Jeanne and Abby made the program very fun and enjoyable! I learned a lot from this program and they made it easy to learn.
kiranpreet kaur
kiranpreet kaur
7. May, 2022.
I am only 18 and a Dental assistant now. I went to Dental Assistant Pro at Lebanon. It was a wonderful and thorough program. Jeane and Abby made it so easyyy to accomplish my goal. I learnt a lot in this program- X-rays, impression, diagnostic caste model and a lot of other things. Hands on training, awesome experience!!!!! Loved it 😊