Dental Assistant Career Diploma

Train outplaced and incumbent employees with the Dental Assistant program that quickly prepares workers to provide essential support in the growing dentistry field.

Program Overview

The Dental Assistant Career Diploma program effectively prepares learners with the skills needed for managing office operations, understanding dental health terminology and procedures, scheduling appointments, and updating patient records. Aligned to employer needs, the program includes comprehensive lessons and simulations to help learners prepare for the National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA) exam from the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). As a growing, in-demand role, the Dental Assistant program can effectively train your outplaced workers or upskill your existing employees into this high need field.

Average Completion Time: 4 Months 

Certification Exam Preparation:

  • National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA) exam from the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)

Skills & Features

Skills Covered:

  • Dental Terminology, Anatomy and Charting
  • Preventative Dentistry and Ethics
  • Infection Control and Dental Emergencies
  • OSHA
  • Radiology
  • Dental Medications and Materials
  • Dental Specialities (Endodontics/Periodontics/Pediatrics/Orthodontics/Prosthodontics/Oral Surgery)
  • Dental Front Office
  • Professional Opportunities and Management Software


  • Content covers numerous dental specialities such as: Endodontics, Periodontics, Pediatrics, Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, and Oral Surgery.
  • Students have online access to Dental Practice Management Software (Practice Web Dental).
  • Graduates of the program can sit for the DANB NELDA exam.  
  • Graduates can go on to become a Certified Dental Assistant after performing 3500 hours and passing the DANB CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) exam.
  • Delivered on the PFx learning platform which provides engaging and interactive learning materials, including Dental Practice Management Software.

Individual state requirements vary. Please note, this training program is not available to residents of California or Florida.