Dental Assistant Program FAQs

Cost of Attendance

How much does tuition cost?

Our accelerated 8-week program costs a one-time fee of $4,500, making it reasonably priced in comparison to other other dental assistant schools in CT. Our tuition covers books, materials, and uniforms in addition to the cost of courses.

Does your school cover payment plans?

All students interested in pursuing our 8-week program have until the second course of each program to pay the one-time $4,500 fee. 

Does financial aid cover the cost of your program?Unfortunately the Professional Dental Assistant School does not accept financial aid. Students interested in receiving financial aid can contact and apply for aid through Health Care Academy in Bridgeport, CT. Please note that financial aid eligibility is determined by Health Care Academy and not the Professional Dental Assistant School.  

Program Courses/Graduation

Do students who attend the Professional Dental Assistant School graduate with an x-ray certification?

No. The Professional Dental Assistant School prepares students for the Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam, but can not administer the exam. The DANB is the only national board allowed to administer Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exams.

Please visit the DANB website to schedule a test appointment. 

How long will it take to graduate with a dental assistant certificate? 

The Professional Dental Assistant School prides itself on providing an experiential, but short 8-week program. Our dental assistant school offers accelerated dental assistant training that takes place every Saturday from 8 AM – 6 PM. 

See our class schedules to enroll in our next dental assistant class. 

Can you provide more information about your program? Where can I learn more?

The Professional Dental Assistant School offers a unique and comprehensive experience in comparison to other dental assistant schools in CT. We train our students by allowing them to work alongside a licensed dentist in order to learn the hands-on dental assisting skills that dentists are looking for in a dental assistant. 

We pride ourselves on being one of the few dental schools in Connecticut that fully prepares students with the in-class and hands-on training required to excel in this field. Other dental schools in Connecticut don’t provide the same level of training as our dental assistant program, and students are left to receive training through an externship program. Not only do our students graduate with a dental assistant certificate, but with the knowledge and skills sets needed to complete the DANB ICE exam and DAMN RHS exam. 

Visit our website or contact us at 203-939-9200 to learn more about our dental school in Connecticut. 

What subjects does your dental assistant program cover? 

Our dental assistant program covers a wide range of coursework that promises to prepare students for the Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) Infection Control Exam, as well as the Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam. During the 8-week program, students cover the following topics: 

  • Oral anatomy
  • Dental materials
  • Dental radiography
  • Dental office administration
  • Dental pharmacology
  • CPR and first aid

What are the benefits of attending the Professional Dental Assistant School? 

Our program is just 8-weeks long, designed to be short, but effective. Students will train with with real dental patients in order to build the necessary skills needed for an entry-level dental assistant job in CT, which other programs in CT do not offer. 

The Professional Dental Assistant School is also much more affordable than comparable dental assistant programs in CT. Students are instructed and carefully supervised during procedures by a licensed dentist with several years of dentistry experience. 

What topics are covered in the 8-week program?

  • Four-handed dentistry
  • Dental Terminology & Charting
  • Dental Instruments & Equipment
  • Dental Materials
  • Knowledge of Taking Dental X-rays
  • Sterilization & Disinfection
  • Taking Alginate Impressions
  • Pouring Models
  • Job Interviewing Techniques

Are there any requirements in order to attend The Professional Dental Assistant School? 

Students who wish to apply to this dental assistant training program must be 18 years or older and are required to have a high school diploma or GED. 

What are the steps to become a certified dental assistant in Connecticut?

In order to become a dental assistant in Connecticut, students must complete a dental assistant program. After graduating, students must prepare to take the DANB Infection Control exam (ICE), and we strongly encourage students to complete the Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam in order to handle x-ray equipment. Dental assistants who wish to advance in their career can earn an Expanded Function Dental Assistance statue in order to perform expanded functions.  

Will I really advance in my career with a dental assistant certification?

Yes! The field of dentistry is constantly evolving, and dental assistants are valued now more than ever. They require an array of skill sets that not all textbooks can teach you. Most students thrive when they’re given hands-on, clinical training, which is why we offer both classroom and clinical training, and prioritize dental assistant skills. 

What kind of facility does your dental assistant program take place in? 

Students learn in a new, state-of-the-art dental office. Our dental office in Norwalk, CT includes four dental treatment rooms that are equipped with the latest dental technology, such as x-ray machines, autoclaves, dental instruments, and the necessary supplies needed for each procedure. All of our dental treatment rooms are also computerized with electronic dental records. 

Does your school provide group or private tours of the facility? If so, how can I schedule a tour?

Yes, we are happy to offer prospective students private or group tours. Please call our Norwalk dental office to coordinate a tour date and time at 203-847-1122.