Dental Assistant Course Details
What makes our program unique?
Our convenient classes make it easy to work around your busy schedule. Build confidence in your knowledge before class through online homework modules and readings. Then, master your technique in-office on weekends with plenty of repetition and guidance from our instructors.
9 Weeks Long
Our students complete our program confident and excited for their new career. We stick to teaching you exactly what you’ll need to be successful in the field.
We provide hands-on training in an actual dentist’s office to help you practice and retain information better. Learning in the environment that you will work in gives you an advantage when you start your new career. Our students are so prepared that many find jobs prior to even graduating!
Dental Assistant Externship
New Orleans Dental Assistant School 40-hour externship program provides our students with the real-world experience they need to become confident and qualified dental assistants. The externship portion of our course allows our students the opportunity to work under the direct guidance of experienced dental professionals in a local dental office. Students are eligible to begin their externships after class 3. Although we encourage our students to find their own externships, our Student Success Specialists are here to help our students identify potential opportunities in the area and assist with applications.
Ready to get started? We’re here to ensure you have all the proper requirements prior to enrollment, so you feel prepared to jump into your new career with confidence! Here’s what you’ll need:
Proof of high school completion.
We can accept a U.S. high school diploma or GED, or U.S. college transcript with your high school graduation date.
U.S. government-issued photo ID.
You must be at least 17 years old. If you’re under 18, we will require written permission from a parent or legal guardian in order to enroll.
Proof of U.S. citizenship.
This can be your Social Security Number, or a TIN with a valid work permit.
Questions about any of these? Call our Admissions team and see if there is another option for you!
You are required to either purchase or rent the Essentials of Dental Assisting textbook for class. ElSevier can take 3-4 weeks to ship, whereas Amazon offers faster shipping. You may purchase (or rent) your books elsewhere as long as it is the same edition used in the course.
What Do I Get After Graduation?
We are licensed and regulated by the Louisiana Board of Regents, so you’ll receive the same certificates to practice as a dental assistant as any other school in Louisiana. Once you graduate, you’ll receive your Certificate of Completion showing you went through a training program, you'll be BLS (CPR) certified, and you'll get your Radiology Certificate through Medcom.