Dental Assistant

NY State License-Qualifying Program for over 20 years

Dental Assistants are in high demand with the earning potential 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.

  • 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!

*Salary range according to Salary.com

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