Dental Assisting Diploma
Dental Assisting Program
Learn about our Dental Assisting classes at IBMC College
What to Expect as a Student
Dental Assisting students are trained in both administrative and clinical procedures. You will learn about dental assisting techniques, dental sciences, dental materials, dental radiography, and specialty practices and office management.
With a focus on practical career-training skills, our goal is to help students get the most out of personal attention and hands-on learning. You will learn from experienced instructors, who are dental professionals.
Upon completion of your program you will receive, or be eligible to sit for the following certifications:
- Nationally Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
Externships & Career Opportunities
Students will complete a 5-week externship at the end of their program. An externship is your opportunity to use your learned skills while working in a dental office, a specialty practice office, or other healthcare setting as a part of your training at IBMC College.
Similar to an internship, you’ll be treated as a regular employee of the company, and your employer will evaluate your work for college credit. That means you’ll be able to put industry work experience on your resume — even before you graduate. Often, IBMC College students are even hired on as full-time employees after completing their externships.
With the industry thriving, Dental Assistants are needed in every dental practice. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dental Assistant jobs are expected to grow by 19% through 2026.**
As a Dental Assistant, you may be employed by:
- Dental offices
- Public healthcare facilities
- Oral care facilities
- Specialty practices, such as oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, dentofacial orthopedics, endodontic, periodontics, prosthodontics and pediatric dentistry clinics.
*As prescribed, IBMC College’s Dental Assisting Diploma program can be completed in 10 months.
**U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Dental Assistants
“I was tired of working in fast food and barely making it. My education at IBMC College has allowed me to provide for my family, while doing something I love.”
- Elizabeth Rodriguez, IBMC Dental Assisting Graduate
- Dental Radiography
- Dental Materials
- Dental Office Management
- Psychology of Success
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Locations & Schedules:
As part of our commitment to accelerated training, we offer class starts for our Dental Assisting program multiple times a year — because when you are ready to change your life, there is no reason to wait.
Tuition and Fees:
The full tuition cost depends on the program you choose, military status, and financial aid you may qualify for. Get the details on your specific program and personal needs.