Dental Assistant Course Admissions

Three steps to start your new career

How To Get Started With Our Dental Assistant Course

Step 1: Fill Out And Submit The Application Below

Fill out the application below to the best of your knowledge. If everything is in order, you'll be able to move onto the next step. If we need any more information we will reach out.

Step 2: Make Your Deposit To Secure Your Spot!

Once you've completed your enrollment paperwork, you can make your deposit online! Your invoice should appear and it will also be emailed to you.

Step 3: Fill out Enrollment Paperwork

We will email the Enrollment paperwork to you!

Step 4: Set up your Payment Plan and Enroll In The Course

Once you've completed your enrollment paperwork, you'll receive an email to to set up your payment plan (if applicable), then you'll received information on how to log into our student platform.

Application

Please complete the form below to reserve your place in class!

This must be true in order enroll. If not, you will be contacted for more information.
This must be true in order enroll. If not, you will be contacted for more information.

Education

A U.S. high school diploma, GED, or U.S. college transcripts/degree is required in order to take the course. If you do not have any of these or if your degree is from outside the United States, please call your Admissions Associate at the school so they can determine if there is another option for you.

The hours of your externship will be determined by the office you extern at. This must be true in order enroll. If not, you will be contacted for more information.

Student Expectations

  • A valid U.S. Government-Issued photo I.D. or passport prior to class
  • A U.S. High School diploma, transcript, equivalency (U.S. college transcripts/degree are also accepted) prior to class
  • A copy of your shot records to include:
    1. Hepatitis B
    2. Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis (TDP)
    3. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
    4. Varicella
    5. or sign a Vaccination Declination waiver
  • Transportation to class and externship
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Clean the office at the end of each day
  • Attendance and timeliness
  • No cell phone use during class
  • Access to a computer for weekly homework assignments and reading
  • Receive, write, and interpret verbal and written communication in English without the assistance of an interpreter
  • Tattoos/ piercings covered
  • Hair tied up; well groomed facial hair
  • Short fingernails
  • No excessive odors (perfume, cologne, smoke, body odor, etc.)
See our Tuition page for more details on payment options.

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Documents Required For Enrollment

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

  • 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

Colorado Dental Assistant Academy 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.