Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting

Get the Skills to Begin a Career as a Dental Assistant in as few as 10 Months

Good oral health is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. That's why dentists and oral surgeons always need assistants to help care for their patients. The Dental Assisting program at YTI Career Institute is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as a Dental Assistant in a General Dentistry Practice, Orthodontics Practice, Pediatric Dentistry, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, and Periodontics. Students will develop front office skills and lab skills, as well as chairside assisting, radiology, sterilization and CPR.


Fast Facts

  • Hybrid Program - Lecture online, labs on campus
    Offered at: York, PA
  • Students earn a Diploma in as few as 10 months!
  • You can receive your Radiology Health and Safety, Infection Control and CPR Certifications – First test fee cost included
  • Classes taught by instructors who have actually worked in the field - so you benefit from their real-world knowledge.
  • The final term is a 335-hour externship where you apply what you learned in the program at a dental office, clinic, or other dental facility during daytime hours.

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How/When to Apply

We start new sessions on a regular basis.
Next Start Date: August 12, 2024

At YTI Career Institute, we're making it easier than ever for you to enroll using our automated application portal. Upload your documents and start the financial aid process without the hassle of drawn-out application processes. And our admissions staff is still available to help you every step of the way. Taking control of your career just got easier!

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Delivery of Hybrid Instruction

On Campus Labs

  • Campus Lab Hours Day Program: 9am - 3pm
  • 2-3 Lab sessions per week, based on course needs
  • Campus Lab Hours Evening Program: 5pm - 9pm
  • 2-3 Lab sessions per week, based on course needs

Online Learning

  • Students will need approximately 25-30 hours per week for instruction, labs, activities, reading assignments, and homework
  • All materials are accessible in an asynchronous format 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • First week includes acclimation to the systems

Is a Career as a Dental Professional Right for You?

Take the "YTI Dental Professional Career Training Readiness Quiz"

The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you'll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you're best suited for.
Get your Dental Professional Career Training Readiness score now!

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Can I Afford It?

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Our team of Educational Funding Specialists will work with you to determine what you’re eligible for and how to pay for school.

There are federal, institutional and private programs that can make your career training more affordable, as well as grant and scholarship opportunities that may be available to you.

Financial Aid

Will I Get A Job?

While employment is not guaranteed, our Career Service Advisors are dedicated to helping you find the right job for you! We'll help you with your job search, and also with resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing skills.

Career Services

Why YTI?


At YTI, you're taught by instructors who have actually worked in the field - so you benefit from their real-world knowledge.


Certification Preparation
Dental Assisting graduates will be to prepared to take the Radiation Health and Safety and the Infection Control certification exams through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).


Industry-Modeled Experience
YTI's industry-modeled labs feature dental equipment and instruments that provide real-life experiences you'd find on the first day of work. In addition, your externship in actual dental offices and clinics can prepare you with the working knowledge and skills you'll need as an important part of any dental team.


Job Placement Assistance
While employment is not guaranteed, our Career Services Department networks with prospective employers to match businesses that have employment needs with YTI graduates suited for those positions.


YTI Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).