Dental Assistant Program Application

How To Apply For Our 12-Week Dental Assistant Course

Ready to get started? Follow these 4 easy steps to enroll.

Please read these steps carefully to ensure a smooth and successful enrollment.

Step 1: Call us to book a tour

We do not take walk-ins. As our classes are held in an actual office, you’ll need to give us a call or send a text to book your admissions tour. We can’t wait to meet you!

Step 2: Tour the school and fill out your application

There is no need to bring anything with you. This is your opportunity to check out the environment and speak with our school representative to get all your questions answered about becoming a Dental Assistant!

Step 3: Processing your application

We are excited to hear how your tour went! Within 1-2 business days your application will be processed. Once your application is approved, we will send you an acceptance email welcoming your enrollment into the program.

Step 4: Complete your enrollment

To secure your spot in class you will need to make a down payment either online or over the phone with one of our admissions specialists. After your down payment is made, you just need to submit your required enrollment documents through our online student portal.

Let the classes begin!

PRAISE FROM OUR ALUMNI

Dental Assistant Program Benefits

There are many reasons to become a Dental assistant.

Work Anywhere In The State

We are licensed and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission, so our graduates receive the same certificates as any other school in the state. Our students can practice as dental assistants at any office in this state!

Valuable and Versatile

Dental assistants aren’t limited to a general practice. They can work in orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatrics, and plenty more specialty offices within the dental community!

Positive Job Outlook

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept financial aid?

We don’t accept financial aid, but we have some pretty great reasons why! The founder of our school, Dr. Ince, decided that he wanted to create an amazing opportunity for those who desire to enter the field. He believed that students not only deserve a great education, but also an affordable and convenient option. Rather than opting to make our school more expensive in order to allow for financial assistance, Dr. Ince chose to implement affordable tuition prices; providing our students with the opportunity to graduate with little to no student loan debt. If none of our payment plan options work for you, please give us a call. We are more than happy to customize a plan!

How long does it take to become a dental assistant?

The time it takes to become a Dental Assistant varies between schools and certificate programs. Our curriculum is 12-weeks long and fully prepares students to start working as a Dental Assistant.

How can your program be so fast?

'San Antonio Dental Assistant School is a "hands-on learning program." We take a different approach from traditional education. Our classes take place in a dental office rather than a classroom. There is a hands-on component to every part of our course. Our classes begin with a lecture/class discussion, but the majority of the class time is spent in labs learning the essential techniques of Dental Assisting. When our students graduate and begin their career, they are at home in a dental office.'

How can a short course be as effective as a longer program?

As a newly hired Dental Assistant, your employer will have an expectation that you will know the basic skills of Dental Assisting. It’s those fundamental skills that we focus on teaching our students. Our custom designed curriculum sets students up for success in knowing exactly what dentists will expect them to know.

Will I be more qualified if I attend a longer program?

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.

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 may perform many different clinical duties including preparing patients and the work area for treatments and procedures, sterilizing dental instruments, assisting the dentist during procedures, administrative/front office tasks, working with patients on billing and payment, taking molds and impressions, performing x-rays, & more.

Dental Assistants are responsible for making patients feel at ease while also preparing them for treatment. During dental visits, assistants often work alongside the dentist.

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.

How much does a dental assistant make?

The median annual wage for dental assistants is $38,690 per year as of May 2017. For more information, please visit https://www.bls.gov/oes/2017/may/oes319091.htm.

Will I be eligible for benefits with my employer?

Benefits vary by practice and should be discussed with the hiring practice.