Dental Assistant Course Details

What makes our program unique?


Hybrid Classes

Our convenient classes make it easy to work around your busy schedule. Build confidence in your knowledge before class through online homework modules and readings. Then, master your technique in-office on weekends with plenty of repetition and guidance from our instructors.


9 Weeks Long

Our students complete our program confident and excited for their new career. We stick to teaching you exactly what you’ll need to be successful in the field.


Hands-on

We provide hands-on training in an actual dentist’s office to help you practice and retain information better. Learning in the environment that you will work in gives you an advantage when you start your new career. Our students are so prepared that many find jobs prior to even graduating!


Dental Assistant Externship

Little Rock Dental Assistant Academy 40-hour externship program provides our students with the real-world experience they need to become confident and qualified dental assistants. The externship portion of our course allows our students the opportunity to work under the direct guidance of experienced dental professionals in a local dental office. Students are eligible to begin their externships after class 3. Although we encourage our students to find their own externships, our Student Success Specialists are here to help our students identify potential opportunities in the area and assist with applications.

Ready to get started? We’re here to ensure you have all the proper requirements prior to enrollment, so you feel prepared to jump into your new career with confidence! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Proof of high school completion.

    We can accept a U.S. high school diploma or GED, or U.S. college transcript with your high school graduation date.

  • U.S. government-issued photo ID.

    You must be at least 17 years old. If you’re under 18, we will require written permission from a parent or legal guardian in order to enroll.

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship.

    This can be your Social Security Number, or a TIN with a valid work permit.

Questions about any of these? Call our Admissions team and see if there is another option for you!

Required Reading

You are required to either purchase or rent the Essentials of Dental Assisting textbook for class. ElSevier can take 3-4 weeks to ship, whereas Amazon offers faster shipping. You may purchase (or rent) your books elsewhere as long as it is the same edition used in the course.

What Do I Get After Graduation?

We are approved and licensed by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education, so you'll receive the same certificates as any other school in Arkansas! Upon completion, you'll be BLS Certified through the American Heart Association and receive a Certificate of Completion showing you went through our program! We also help you to obtain your radiology license. Your externship doctor signs off on state application to become licensed to perform radiology. You will be a Registered Dental Assistant once you mail in your application!

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Admission Hours

Monday: 8:00am – 8:00pm CST

Tuesday: 8:00am – 8:00pm CST

Wednesday: 8:00am – 8:00pm CST

Thursday: 8:00am – 8:00pm CST

Friday: 8:00am – 8:00pm CST

Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm CST

Sunday: 8:00am – 5:00pm CST

The Denver Dental Assistant School is located in Lakewood off of Huron St and W 124th Ave, near I-25 where it meets Highway 128. You can find the Denver Dental Assistant School just minutes from Northglenn, Broomfield, Thornton, and Federal Heights, and just 20 minutes from Downtown Denver near where I-25 intersects with I-70 and I-76.

The Tacoma Dental Assistant School is located in Central Tacoma, in a neighborhood surrounded by North End, Hilltop and Fircrest, near S. Union in between 16th and 17th Streets. The Tacoma Dental Assistant School can also be found off Highway 16 at S. Union Ave, just passed 19th St, and is only 20 minutes away from I-5 where it crosses Highway 16.

The Tacoma Dental Assistant School – Puyallup campus is located near Highway 167 where it crosses Highway 410 off of E. Main Ave. The school is located at the corner of Shaw Rd E and E Main Ave. The school can also be found from the South down Shaw Rd E off of 23rd Ave SE.

The Phoenix Dental Assistant Schools, Mesa Campus is located off of Highway 101 past Highway 60 from the South, on the corner of Main St and 63rd St, one block north of Broadway Rd. The school is also located just above the neighborhoods of Superstition Springs Center and Leisure World.

The Phoenix Dental Assistant Schools, Litchfield Park Campus is located off Dysart Rd near Camelback Rd. The school is 20 minutes away from Northern Pkwy from the north, Highway 303 from the west and I-10 from the south. The school is also south of the Luke Air Force Base and across the water from Camelback Ranch in Glendale.

The Ohio Dental Assistant School is located in Avon, off of Highway 83, Center Rd. The school is just south of where the I-90 and Highway 2 crosses over Center Rd. The school is also east of the intersection of Stoney Ridge Rd and Detroit Rd with the closest intersection to the Ohio Dental Assistant School at Detroit Rd and Center Rd. The school can also be accessed from I-80 and Highway 20 where they both cross Center Rd in North Ridgeville.