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Dental Assistant School In Las Vegas

Dental Assistants are the beating heart of any dental practice. Becoming a Dental Assistant through our Dental Assistant education lets you take advantage of a rapidly expanding job market by providing you with in-depth knowledge, advanced Dental Assistant training and transferable soft skills.

Our Dental Assistant academy is one of the most advanced in Las Vegas, offering our students the chance to train under seasoned dental professionals in an expansive eight – operatory lab as well as online. From contemporary digital x-ray training to hands-on externships, our Dental Assisting program is cutting-edge. Complete your Dental Assistant program online and on-campus and earn your diploma in as little as nine months!

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Job Outlook Much Faster Than Average


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"Northwest's contact and communication were second to none."
"Northwest's contact and communication were second to none. They said, "hey if this is what you want, we're gonna get you in there. You're gonna get through it. And they kept their promise."

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Why Dental Assistant Program At Northwest Career College?

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    Graduate in as little as 9 months

    Northwest’s schedule allows you to attend Dental Assistant training, care for family and have a balanced life in Las Vegas while advancing towards your new career.

  • Financial Aid

    Financial aid is available to those who qualify

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    Hands-on instruction in all facets of Dental Assisting

    You will work with established, seasoned instructors to learn every aspect of dental assisting.

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    Students are our priority

    Northwest’s student-centered philosophy means that you come first in our Dental Assistant School in Las Vegas.

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    Flexible Dental Assistant class schedules that fit your life

    Northwest Career College offers morning & night classes to accommodate your Las Vegas work and family schedule.

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    Eight complete operatories for exceptional training

    X-ray training on Digital, Portable, Hand-Held and Traditional Units.

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    Work on your own laptop for exceptional training

    Each student is provided a laptop for easy internet and online class access.

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    Committed career services team on campus

    Northwest’s Career Services team works with you to help you find the best Dental Assistant employment opportunity in Las Vegas that fits your needs.

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Putting Superior Training First

At Northwest Career College, the Dental Assistant program in Las Vegas prepares students to work in any type of dental office. Our expansive, 8 operatory lab provides students with training in traditional film x-ray, contemporary digital x-ray and cutting edge mobile x-ray. No other Dental Assistant program offers this type of advanced training. In addition to the academic and hands-on training, Dental Assistant students travel through the valley for a variety of informative and interactive field trips. There's never a dull moment in the Dental Assistant program.

Some Of What You Learn

  • Chairside Assisting I and II
  • Radiography and Digital X-Ray
  • Pharmacology
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Infection Control
  • Sterilization
  • Medical Disorders
  • Managing A Dental Practice
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Total Cost Breakdown 2023

Dental Assistant (US DOE CIP CODE: 51.0601)

Tuition Cost
Terms 1-2 $7,749.50
Total $15,499.00

More Information about the Profession

Dental Assistant Course Details


  • DA101 Dental Office Administration
  • DA106 Clinical Dentistry II
  • DA102 Dental Anatomy and Disease
  • DA107 Clinical Dentistry III
  • DA103 Health, Safety, and Infection Control
  • DA111 Microsoft Office for Dental Assistants
  • DA104 Medical Assessment and Documentation
  • DA201 Dental Assisting Externship
  • DA105 Clinical Dentistry I

Why Dental Assistant Education?

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What Will I Do?

As an RDA, most importantly you are working with a team of dental professionals to help patients achieve maximum oral health. The high degree of interaction between Dental Assistants and patients results in a great deal of personal satisfaction in helping people in need.

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High Demand Career

Employment for Dental Assistants is expected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations according to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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A Great Life

A Dental Assistant graduate with two or more years of experience can expect an ~ $18 - $23 hourly wage according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Northwest Career College Graduate Data.

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Dental Assistant FAQ

Q. Why would I want to be a Dental Assistant?

Dental assisting is among the fastest-growing occupations in the United States. As a Dental Assistant, you will not only enjoy increased opportunities in a growing field, you will also enhance the efficiency of a Dental Care team.

Q. What are the daily job responsibilities of a Dental Assistant?

The duties and responsibilities of a Dental Assistant vary depending on state regulations but usually involve a variety of office, patient care, and laboratory duties. Some of the duties include assisting a dentist with treatments and procedures, taking X-rays, preparing dental materials, proper infection control and sterilization, maintaining dental equipment, and ordering dental supplies.

Q. How can I become a Dental Assistant?

Become a Dental Assistant by enrolling in Northwest Career College's 9-month Dental Assistant program. You will learn to perform a variety of clinical and administrative tasks that are essential to your success as a dental assistant! Some Dental Assistants are trained on the job by individual dentists, but formal education allows you to obtain become nationally certified and will prepare you to be successful anywhere you work in the industry.

Q. Do we get hands-on practice during the Dental Assistant program?

Yes! Students will practice dental procedures with their classmates using industry-standard dental equipment throughout their training on campus before refining their skills while working on live patients under the supervision of a licensed dentist and other experienced Dental Assistants.

Q. Can I become a Dental Hygienist by completing this program?

Not immediately, as additional training is required. Additionally, Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists are not the same careers. A minimum of an Associate Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene conferred by an accredited dental hygiene program is required to obtain a license. However, admission to these programs can be quite competitive, and prior experience working in the dental industry may help boost your chances of admission.