Dental Assistant

Career Diploma Accredited

Dental Assistant Training For Your Employees

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 high-demand roles in the field.

  • Prepares learners to sit for the National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA) exam from the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).
  • Graduates can go on to become a certified dental assistant after performing 3500 hours and passing the DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) exam.
  • Learners have online access to dental practice management software (Practice-Web Dental) to practice what they learn.
  • Includes wraparound learner support and access to instructors and coaches, ensuring your learners or employees successfully progress through training.
Accredited
Online
Self Paced
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Exam Preparation

Prepare your employees for the following certification exam:

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

Dental Assistant Online Training Curriculum 


Average completion time: 5-9 mo

Our online dental assistant courses are aligned to industry standards, ensuring your employees and learners develop the skills they need to succeed on the job. Classes include:

  • Career readiness
  • Dental terminology, anatomy and charting
  • Preventative dentistry and ethics
  • Infection control and dental emergencies
  • Radiology
  • Dental medications and materials
  • Dental specialties
  • Dental front office

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As the trusted training provider for leading employers, education providers, and job training organizations, Penn Foster designs and delivers digital and blended learning programs that attract, upskill, and retain workers in America's fastest-growing fields and professions. 
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Our Proven Training Model

High-quality, online skills training for your employees

Online Delivery

  • Digital platform allows for studying any time, any where  
  • Content is available via computer, mobile device, or tablet  
  • 24/7 access to online resource library and knowledge base   

Engaging Content

  • Programs include simulations, videos, and virtual demos   
  • Varied learning methods help cement application of concepts 
  • Real-time feedback enables efficient mastery of material 

Robust Support

  • Self-service tools and unlimited multi-channel support 
  • Live and recorded webinars hosted by our faculty 
  • Access to peer-to-peer community of learners  

Real World Credentials

  • Training programs focus on today’s in-demand job skills  
  • Content developed by professional leaders in the field  
  • Courses align to industry certifications and accreditation 

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