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Dental Assistant

As a dental assistant, you’ll have the chance to put patients at ease and bring out their confidence by giving them a healthy smile. You’ll be responsible for essential tasks such as patient care, taking X-rays, recordkeeping, and scheduling appointments.

Dental Assistant Program Information

We understand you don’t want to spend years in the classroom. That’s why our hands-on training is designed for quick workplace entry. It only takes 9 months to complete our Dental Assistant program so you can make a change and prepare to begin your new career.

Skills to Build Your Career

At Altierus, we’re here to help you build a strong foundation for success. Learn how to perform critical duties such as:

  • Process exposed radiographs
  • Create impressions and construct study and master casts
  • Support dental procedures and aid patients
  • Perform CPR and handle office emergencies

Preparation Beyond Your Coursework

The hands-on training you’ll receive at Altierus equips you to work a recognized dental assistant. We will meet with you regularly throughout your program to help guide you to your new career. We’ll also prepare you for credentials if required by your state, which can help you stand out in your job search.

Career ready in as little as 9 months

  • Hands-On Training
  • Professional Development
  • Career Guidance

Career Outlook

Entry-Level Dental Assistant Jobs Include:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Sterilization Technician
  • Front Office Dental Assistant


2017 annual salary for jobs in this occupation*

Median: $37,630
Lowest 10%: $26,170 or less

Job Growth

2016-26 projected growth*

64,600 New Jobs

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Dental Assistants. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants.htm.

Dental Assistant Classes

Gain vital skills for a career in the dental field.

Dental Radiography

Learn how to maintain radiation safety while obtaining the best possible diagnostic quality on dental radiographs.

Dental Anatomy and Orthodontics

This module focuses on orthodontics as a specialty as well as dental anatomy and general human anatomy.

Dental Health

This module includes the specialty area of periodontics with an emphasis in preventive dentistry and nutrition.

Laboratory Procedures

Receive hands-on training in taking impressions and constructing study and master casts.

Dental Specialties

Study skills performed by the dental assistant in the specialty areas of Dental Implants, Endodontics, Periodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pedodontics.

"At Altierus, I learned how to work with patients and how to do specific procedures. Every module and class had a purpose. Each of them prepared me for things I encounter daily. I love what I do and Altierus made it possible for me."

Whitney Boyd, Dental Assistant

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Available for Those Who Qualify

You can reach your educational goals and reduce student loan debt in a number of ways including institutional grants and scholarships. You are encouraged to use our resources as often as needed. These services are available at no additional cost and include:

Scholarships and Grants

The Zenith Student Grant is a multimillion-dollar institutional grant program awarded to students of Altierus and WyoTech schools owned by Zenith Education Group who demonstrate financial need.

This and other financial aid is available for those who qualify. Contact a representative by phone at (888) 223-8556 to learn more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose Altierus?

Altierus is here to support you at every step so that you can pursue a new career. That’s why here, you’ll be welcomed into a community that knows your name and cares about who you are. And more importantly, knows how far you can go.

Can Altierus help me find employment?

Your experience includes preparation for life after graduation. Receive opportunities for mentorships and job shadowing with our industry partners, as well as resume advising and interview preparation from our career service representatives.

Is financial assistance available?

Yes, financial aid is available for those who qualify. Learn more about our financial aid options by contacting an Altierus financial aid representative today. Scholarships and grants may also be available to help cover the cost of tuition.

Is certification necessary to practice the profession?

While certification may not be required to practice the profession, certification gives you a competitive edge among other job applicants. We aim to provide students with the tools they need to reach their full potential which is why we include certification exam preparation and fees at no additional cost to you.

Welcome to Altierus

As a non-profit career college, we reinvest in the student experience. Since 2015, we've invested millions of dollars in grants, scholarships, and facility enhancements.

Benefits include:

* Employment is not guaranteed. Your own hard work, professionalism, attitude, and other factors impact your employment opportunities and pay.
**Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Important Consumer Information and Disclosures

CO - Thornton

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Thornton Program Disclosures.

FL - Tampa

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GA - Norcross

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TX - Houston Bissonnet

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