Become a Dental Assistant in Just 12 Weeks

Start an Exciting New Career

This dental assisting program will provide educational and training to prepare students to become competent dental assistants who assist and perform quality, comprehensive care in an ethical, interdisciplinary, culturally sensitive manner.

The school is committed to educating dental assistants to function as a member of the dental practice and able to perform the roles of clinician, dental health promoter and patient coordinator.

The program prepares graduates to meet the future oral health needs of a culturally diverse society within a changing healthcare system.

Why Start a Dental Assisting Career?

  • There's a high demand for Dental Assistants

  • Start Earning $44,360 a year

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Salary raise annualy

  • Never work holidays or weekends again

Cost & Payment Options

Course Schedules

Dental Assisting Program Dates

Become a Dental Assistant in just 12 weeks!

APR 3 – JUN 23
JUN 26 – SEP 15
SEP 18 – DEC 11
JAN 8 – MAR 29
APR 1 – JUN 21
JUN 24 – SEP 13
SEP 23 – DEC 16

Dental Assisting Schools Change Lives

Next Dental Assisting Class Starts Soon

Our graduation rate is 98% for the CNA program at AM Training Institute.
As we have not yet started the Dental Assisting Program, there are no graduation rates available at this time.

Classes are filling up quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Dental Assistant?

A dental assistant is a professional who works alongside a dentist to provide patient care in a dental office. Dental assistants typically perform tasks such as taking x-rays, sterilizing equipment, preparing patients for procedures, and assisting the dentist during procedures. Some dental assistants may also be trained to perform certain procedures, such as applying sealants or taking impressions.

How long is the program?

12 Weeks

Do I need to have a college degree to attend classes?

No, this program is open to anyone 17 and over with parent/guardian permission and over 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED.

Is your Dental Assisting program state certified?

Yes, we are accredited by the Iowa State Department of Health.

How old do I have to be to take the class?

This program is open to anyone 17 and over with parent/guardian permission and over 18 years old.

Will I be guaranteed employment?

No, we do not guarantee employment upon completion of the course. However, we work with several staffing agencies to help students who complete the program.

What will the program cover?


  • Assists the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures.
  • Take and develop dental radiographs (x-rays).
  • Record patients’ medical history, take blood pressure and pulse.
  • Serve as an infection control officer, developing infection control protocol and preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment.
  • Help patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatments.
  • Provide patients with instructions for post procedure oral care. Teach patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health.
  • Takes impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts (models of teeth).
  • Perform general office tasks including tasks that may require the use of a personal computer. – Communicate with patients and suppliers (e.g., scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, billing and ordering supplies).
  • Assist in providing direct patient care in all dental specialties, including pediatric dentistry, periodontics and oral surgery.

Our Mission Statement

To equip health care professionals with the right skills and experience hence making them successful in acquiring employment and practicing their expertise to the patients.