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Dental Assistant - Certificate Program

Dental Assistant Certificate Program

Your future career as a Dental Assistant starts with CHCP!

Dental Assistant Program Length:

  • Ground – Daytime: 35 Weeks
  • Ground – Evening: 54 Weeks
  • Blended – 36 Weeks

Are you interested in a career that allows you to have the satisfaction of helping numerous patients improve their smile and their dental health? At The College of Health Care Professions, our Dental Assistant Certificate Training Program will prepare you to play a key role in the functions of a dental office by performing many tasks to support Dentists and Dental Hygienists. You may prepare patients for cleanings or procedures, provide suction or other assistance for dental procedures, sterilize equipment, and maintain patient records. Throughout the program you will receive a quality education that includes learning:

  • How to assist Dentists chairside with patients
  • Dental radiographs
  • Dental instrument sterilization & dental tray set-ups
  • Four-handed dentistry
  • Dental equipment maintenance
  • Dental impressions
  • Dental model trimming
  • Patient charting and more!

Dental Assistant Career Growth

Dental Assisting will be one of the fastest-growing occupations over the next several years, forecasting 19% growth by 2026 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you enjoy interacting with people, are detail-oriented, caring, and want to help others, dental assisting may be the career for you! For additional career titles and earning potential, please visit

Certify Your Skills

Throughout your program, we train you for your Registration with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. Upon Graduation, you will be prepared to take a course and exam required by Texas State Board of Dental Examiners approved provider. Upon passing the exam, you will be able to register for the Registered Dental Assistant X-Ray Certificate. To learn more about this process, visit the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.

CHCP’s Dental Assistant training is available in the following locations:

Hear from our Dental Assistant Graduate, Troy!

Meet Troy Kelly, a 2017 Dental Assistant Graduate from The College of Health Care Professions Austin Campus.

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