Top Dental Assistant Schools

Following are the top schools for Dental Assistant Programs:

University of Maine at Augusta
- The Dental Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education.
- The program is designed for those who are interested in becoming members of the dental health care delivery system. The curriculum provides a broad educational experience in the theory and practice of dental assisting, as well as a background in biological sciences and the humanities.
- Upon graduation students will be eligible to take the Certification Examination in General Chairside Assisting and Radiation Health and Safety administered by the Dental Assisting National Board.

Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne
- The Dental Assisting program is offered by the Department of Dental Education in the Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) College of Health and Human Services. This program is recognized as a best practice model for dental assisting programs throughout the United States and is accredited through the American Dental Association.
- Career advancement for dental assistants may include dental assisting program educators, staff trainers, etc.

Kaplan University, Omaha campus
- The Dental Assistant Diploma provides students with the necessary training, knowledge, and skills to become an integral part of a dental practice. Students will learn how to perform duties such as radiographs, instrument sterilization, tray setups, four-handed dentistry, equipment maintenance, impressions, model trimming, charting, and dental reception duties.
- The dental assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Herzing University
- The dental assisting programs prepare graduates for the wide range of work they will be handling as professionals. This includes hands-on patient care as well as the equally important tasks related to office scheduling, patient payments and treatment records.
- The Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs at the Minneapolis campus are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

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