Dental Assistant

Dental Assistants are an integral part of the dental team and help to keep the office running smoothly and successfully. Under the supervision of dentists, Dental Assistants are responsible for a wide range of tasks in the dental office, ranging from patient care to administrative duties to laboratory functions. The dental assistant position is the most flexible and varied in the dental office and requires a diverse set of skills: clinical, clerical, interpersonal, technological and more.

Dental Assisting is the perfect career choice for someone who wants to be in the dental field and in patient care. Upon completion of our Dental Assisting Program, you will have the knowledge and skills to start your career as a Dental Assistant.

EMTP Dental Assistant Program

Our Dental Assistant Program consists of 179 hours of classroom instruction and hands-on skills as well as 120 hours of externship. Unlike other programs, here at EMTP you can get certified in as little as a few months and for a fraction of the cost of traditional colleges. Graduates of our program receive the necessary training in:

  • Collecting and reviewing patient medical/ dental health histories
  • Taking and recording vital signs
  • Patient instruction and education
  • Working with the dentist during exams and procedures

Dental Assisting Standard Program includes three separate parts:

  • Basic Dental Assisting
  • Expanded Duties Dental Auxiliary
  • Dental Radiology

Stand Alone Components

Basic Dental Assisting:  Eighteen (18) class days

Expanded Duties Dental Auxiliary: Five (5) class days

Dental Radiology: Two (2) class days

Weekday and Online hybrid options available.

What’s Included in your dental assistant tuition?

CPR Certification

Radiology Certification

Expanded Duties Certification

HIPAA Training & Certification

HIV/ AIDS Bloodborne Pathogens Course & Certification

Lab Supplies

1 (one) EMTP Identification Card

Student Liability Insurance

General Admissions Requirements

  • High School Diploma/ GED
  • 2 step TB Skin Test
  • Driver’s License


The median annual wage for dental assistants was $41,180 in May 2020.


Employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.

About 44,000 openings for dental assistants are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

Dental Assistants : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (


Dental Assisting Online Class

Saturday’s, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Begins: TBA

Lab days TBA

Dental Assisting Afternoons Only

Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Begins: TBA

Dental Assisting Mornings Only

Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Begins: TBA

Dental Assisting Weekday Class (full day)

Wednesdays only, all day 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Begins: TBA



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