Online Dental Assistant Training Program

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A Tiny Investment for Infinite Success

You’re busy. You’ve got bills to pay. And you need stability. With one small investment in our dental assistant certificate program, you could find the peace of mind, salary, and job satisfaction you’ve been looking for. And guess what? You could have it all in just a few short months.

  • 390 Hours of Study (Externship Included)

  • 4 Month Program Completion Time

  • $32,000–$47,000 Average Annual Salary*

This Could Be the Perfect Job for You

Dental assistants are the backbone—or better yet, the central incisor (dentist humor!)—of the office. They keep patients comfortable and everyday processes running smoothly.

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6 Reasons to Complete Your Dental Assistant Training With CareerStep

Complete your courses ASAP.

If you’re motivated, you can complete this program and be hire-ready in a few short months (while still maintaining the flexibility to finish at a slower pace).

Pay painlessly.

Our programs are designed to help you succeed—not just professionally, but financially. We make it super affordable to gain all the knowledge and skills needed for your new career.

Learn by doing.

CareerStep’s Dental Assistant program includes a 120-hour externship at a local dental office so you get legit hands-on experience.

Get hired.

Job opportunities are widespread, and the field is growing quickly (and expected to continue).

Focus on the future.

Consistent hours, high employment retention rates, and competitive wages help you meet your financial goals.

Dig your work.

Dental assistants love their jobs. They get to interact with new people every day and help improve oral health. Smiles all around.

An American Medical Technologists (AMT) Approved Program

The CareerStep Dental Assistant program is approved by the American Medical Technologists (AMT) to fully prepare you for the Registered Dental Assistant exam.


1. Start today.

Begin your training (and transformation) right now.


2. Finish fast.

Complete your training in record-time.


3. Get hired.

With community support and interview training.

Ready to Dive In?

Register online now to enroll in the Dental Assistant program.

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Program Details

Get trained and certified on a timeline that works for you, and quickly get started providing oral care and crucial office support in your shiny new career.

  • 4-Month Completion
  • Self-Paced Study
  • Anywhere, Anytime Learning
  • 1:1 (Human) Support
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What You'll Learn

What won’t you learn?! The online dental assistant certification program covers everything you need to know to crush interviews and excel at your job:

Intro & Ethics

Get your bearings. Learn what dental assisting entails, including essential skills and strategies, certifications, and roles within the dental healthcare team.

Anatomy & Dentistry Principles

Learn all about the teeth and tissues, disease transmission, hygiene, and the procedures used to provide dental care.

Instrument Use & Care

Identify dental instruments and their uses, and learn how to clean and care for these tools.

Financial Management

Understand financial management systems, collections, insurance fraud, and claim-form processing.

Your Questions—Answered

This course is designed to take 390 (externship included) hours of study, which you can complete in as few as four months or spread out over 12 months.

Yes, a professional externship is included with your learning experience to get hands-on practice, beef up your resume, and network with professionals in the dental care field. We’ll help you get placed in an externship near you.

On average, a dental assistant salary can range from $32,000 to $47,000 annually.* Many dental assistants also qualify for benefits.

Short answer: Great! Long answer: Thanks to an aging population and continual oral health research, the dental care industry is growing rapidly. Many opportunities are available across the country, and the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the demand for dental assistants will continue to grow over the next several years.

Dental assistants provide dentists with chairside support during exams and procedures; greet, seat, and situate patients; sterilize and prepare instruments; take dental impressions; manage office records; schedule and confirm appointments; advise patients on basic at-home oral care; and sometimes take X-rays.

It varies by state, but most dental assistants who certify using online dental assistant programs that are accredited by the AMT cannot administer anesthesia or perform most direct-contact dental procedures. Your employer will clarify.

Training People Trust

Get Trained. Get Hired.

This program includes unparalleled training, career support, and coaching. It’s a faster, cheaper alternative to traditional schooling.

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Payment Plans

It’s cheaper to pay up front, but coming up with a lump sum can be tricky. We offer a monthly payment plan for those who need it. (Credit problems = no biggie.)

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MyCAA Grants

The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) program offers funding for eligible military spouses. You could take the CareerStep dental assisting program without even a glance at the bank account.

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