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

  • Blended Program – Lecture online, Labs on campus
  • Students earn a Diploma in only 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.
  • Total cost $19,860 (Includes: Tuition, Laptop, eBooks/books, tools, materials, uniforms, and student fees)
  • Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Our team will work with you to determine what you’re eligible for and how to pay for school.

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How/When to Apply

We start new sessions on a regular basis.
Next Start Date: March 21, 2022

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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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 and laptop

Course Listings

DADE 1511 Dental Assisting Orientation
DADE 1512 Dental Assisting Overview
DADE 1513 Dental Radiography
DADE 1514 Chairside Procedures
DADE 1515 Dental Sciences
DADE 1518 Career Development
DADE 1516 Dental Specialties
DADE 1517 Dental Emergencies
DADE 1519 The Administrative Assistant
DADE 1520 Laboratory Procedures
DA 2002 Externship

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).

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.
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