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How Much Does Dental Assistant School Cost?

 
 average costVaries by State and School: $850-$7,560 
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Certified Dental Assistants work under the supervision of dentists preparing equipment, assisting during procedures, taking health histories and instructing patients on postoperative care. Some dental offices offer on-the-job training. A high school diploma is required. Each state is different in licensing and allowable functions and about 30 states now require certification[1] .

Typical costs:

  • Certificate or diploma programs may be accomplished through community colleges in either 11 months as a full-time student or 22 months studying part time. Cost for the 42-unit program varies by state from $850 to $7,560, depending on the average unit cost.
  • The Center for Technology in Essex, Vermont[2] offers a course for about $5,525 while the cost at Texas State Technical College[3] runs $4,975. In California[4] where the per-unit charge is only $20, the certificate program is about $850 at Santa Rosa Junior College[5] in Santa Rosa. In order to be eligible to take the national exam, the school must be accredited by the American Dental Association.
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Additional costs:
  • Registration fees run about $60.
  • Students in the one-year program generally study from August through August then take the board in November. The Certified Dental Assistant exam[6] costs about $125 for registration and both the written and practical exams.
  • Lab fees cost around $560.
  • Books and supplies average $1,600.
Discounts:
  • The American Dental Assistants Association offers an annual scholarship.
Shopping for dental assistant school:
  • The American Dental Association maintains a list of accredited dental assisting programs by state.
  • A list of local American Dental Assistants Associations is maintained online.
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Dental Assisting
Amount: $18,000.00 total
Posted by: Carebear in Columbus, OH.Posted: April 22nd, 2014 01:04PM
Length of Program: 8 monthsSchool: Everest
I would rate the school good to very good on what you need to take from it. But I think the tuition quite high for what the pay is locally.
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Dental assistant
Amount: $17,000.00 total
Posted by: Whatoofoit in Riverside, CA.Posted: January 15th, 2013 07:01PM
Length of Program: 9 monthsSchool: Kaplan
Expensive!
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dental assistant
Amount: $13,000.00 total
Posted by: Lulu D in San Bernardino, CA.Posted: May 8th, 2010 03:05PM
Length of Program: 10 monthsSchool: Everest College
The best decision I have ever made. The hands on training and the teachers are worth the financial investment.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.danb.org/Meet-State-Requirements.aspx
  2.  www.go-cte.org/efda/
  3.  www.waco.tstc.edu/programs/waco/dentalasst
  4.  www.santarosa.edu/app/fees-payments-deadlines/fees-schedule/
  5.  busapp02.santarosa.edu/SRWeb/SR_ProgramOfStudy.aspx?ProgramType=1&Program=003177&Versio...
  6.  www.danb.org/Become-Certified/Exams-and-Certifications.aspx
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