Dental Assistant

NY State License-Qualifying Program for over 20 years

Dental Assistants are in high demand with earning potentials of $30K to $45K*

Our  schedule gives you the opportunity for flexibility as you balance life and career.

You will be hands-on in a dental office in 20-weeks.

Our graduates are a vital part of the Rochester, Finger Lakes and Western New York regional dental communities.  Dental Assistant working on a patient

  • Classroom/Online Training Monday – Wednesday, 8:30am – 3:00pm Classroom
    Plus one additional day of remote learning each week.
    Location: BOCES 2 Career & Technical Education Center (WEMOCO)
    3589 Big Ridge Road, Spencerport, NY 14559
  • Clinical Experience:240 flexible hours of hands-on experience begins after 20-weeks. Location: We have opportunities in private dental practices, group practices and community dental. We strive to provide convenient placement.  NOTE: Students are responsible for their own transportation and parking fees.

What you will learn with us:

  • Dental Terminology
  • Infection Control
  • Dental Anatomy
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Operative Procedures
  • and much more

Included with tuition:

  • Resume writing
  • Employment skills
  • Interview skills

During your training we can help you land your first job as a dental assistant. We have a network of dental professionals
who reach out to us exclusively to hire our students.


Licensure Requirements

Graduates may apply for licensure after completing all of the requirements; there is an additional fee for the examination and licensure process to become a NYS Registered Dental Assistant (RDA).

Examinations for licensure needed are:

  • New York State Professional Dental Assisting (NYPDA) exam
  • Radiation Health and Safety (HRS) exam
  • and Infection Control Exam (ICE)

Prerequisites: High school diploma or equivalency, complete medical form with proof of current physical and immunizations

Tuition: $8,500 (device/textbook/PPE/lab coat included)

Program Length: 902 hours (9-months)

* Pell Grant & Stafford Loan Approved Program *
* Veteran-Approved Training *

Ready to get started?

Register to attend one of our free, monthly Information Sessions today!

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Success Stories

Elizabeth, Dental Assisting Program Graduate

It is Elizabeth’s goal to be a dental hygienist. She had originally planned to atteElizabeth, Dental Assisting Program Graduatend a two-year college to pursue an associate degree. However, the cost and time involved in earning that degree was prohibitive at this point in her life.

After researching other dental programs, she found the Dental Assisting program at CWD.

“I was excited to be able to pursue a program that was less expensive and offered me a faster route to working in the dental field,” she said.

“I am really looking forward to working as a dental assistant. There’s such a variety in the job duties which will give me great experience until I am ready to go back to school for dental hygiene.”