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Dental Assistant Career Diploma

Pursue a Career as a Dental Assistant

Take the first step toward a career in the growing dental field with Dental Assistant training from Penn Foster Career School. Our flexible online program lets you study​ when you want, where you want, and at the pace you want - all at an affordable price.

Why Become a Dental Assistant?

Dental assistant jobs are expected to increase 18% - much faster than the average job growth rate - over the next few years.¹ With Penn Foster's Dental Assistant training program​, you will learn on-the-job skills like like dental health procedures, office operations, dentistry terminology use, and more - so you can begin pursuing your career as a Dental Assistant.​
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Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
Dedicated Success Coaches
Dedicated Success Coaches
You're guided by Certified Instructors, Success Coaches, Teaching Assistants, and Student Support Staff - all working to help you succeed.​
Hands-on Training
Local Hands-On Training
Gain hands-on, real-world experience by taking advantage of our Work Experience Option, which you can add to your resume or job applications!
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study and exam schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
Proven Reputation
With 45,000 graduates in 2016 from our regionally and nationally accredited High School and Career School and nationally accredited College, you're in good hands!
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Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Dental Assistant students in the​ Penn Foster Community.
Student Experience
A Customized Learning Experience
With interactive, mobile-friendly courses, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is an online learning experience like no other!
Dental Assistant Course Details
Our online Dental Assistant program covers topics such as dental terminology, common dental procedures, scheduling appointments, and more to help you succeed in the dental industry. In addition, you will receive a dental assistant exam review to help you prepare for the National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA) exam from the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).
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Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

With our flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your online Dental Assistant training today.
After earning my Dental Assistant Career Diploma, I feel much more competent in the office. Penn Foster is definitely worth the money. I am now going to college to become a dentist. I believe that taking this program really helped me stand out among my competition.
Sara T.
Dental Assistant Graduate
Dental Assistant Student
What is the Salary for a Dental Assistant?
If you’re interested in pursuing a career where you can help others, earning a Dental Assistant Career Diploma can help you prepare to take the first steps toward working in the healthcare field. Nearly all dental assistants work in dentists’ offices, usually under the supervision of dental hygienists and the dentist. On average, a dental assistant working full time earns a salary of $36,940.¹
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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, "Occupational Outlook Handbook," 2014-15 Edition, Dental Assistants, on the Internet here. Statistics found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are based on national data, so job growth in your area may be different.
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