Dental Assistant

This program prepares students to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Radiation Health & Safety Examination.

Mark Your Calendars:  Our next Dental Assistant Training courses begin September 24, 2018! See the schedule of classes for more information.


According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the 2017 median salary for Dental Assistants in Maryland was $41,820. Employment is expected to grow 18% from 2015-2024, faster than the national average.

Dental Assistant Program Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED
  • Reading (ACR) and Math (ACA) Assessments; available at the Test Center
  • Healthcare Provider CPR certification
  • Health Assessment, including immunization record
  • Scrubs provided, but must purchase HCC patch at the College Store

Career Courses:

  • Dental Assistant Training* (88 hours)
  • Dental Assistant Externship (20 hours)
    (The Clinical Coordinator arranges start date and placement with each student. Evening and weekend hours not available. It may take up to 6 months for students to be placed at an externship site.)

Approximate cost of the program: $3,263, plus required textbook.

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All textbooks for Continuing Education & Training classes are available at the College Store located in the Student Center.

* All classes meet at Dental One, 3435 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive, Ste. E, Abingdon, MD 21009 (Directions)


Contact Information

For more information, please call 443-412-2172 or email

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