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Your exciting dental career begins here.

Turn Your Talents for Assisting Others into a Rewarding Future

Beside every dentist is a comforting, skilled dental assistant. Dental assistant jobs are in high demand, with both full-time and part-time positions available. Start your dental assistant training today to assist dentists and dental hygienists during procedures, and make patients comfortable in the dental chair.

With KTI’s dental assistant education, you’ll learn to record dental histories, record accurate charting, and become skilled in daily, direct patient care. Our direct, onsite experience in the dental field will prepare you for required licenses, certifications and registrations. You could begin brightening smiles in just 10 to 18 months!

Which Program is Right for You?

Entry-level dental assistant jobs require a strong skill set and hands-on foundation with a dental assistant diploma program. A diploma is your faster route to entering the workforce. The additional courses and experience of a specialized associate degree can add to your marketability. KTI’s specialized dental assistant degree program is also ideal if you want to expand your clinical experience by practicing Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) functions. This looks good on resumes, and gives you that competitive edge employers want.

Dental Assistant Specialist

Dental Assistant Specialist

AST Degree

86.5 credit hours
18 months (day)

CPR/First Aid by American Heart Association (AHA)

Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) by Dental Assisting National Board

Infection Control (IC) by Dental Assisting National Board

Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) by Dental Assisting National Board*

Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) by Pennsylvania Dental Board

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) by the American Medical Technologists (AMT)

Expanded Function Dental Assistant

Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)


300 clock hours
10 months (1 evening per week plus Saturdays)

Continuing education for working dental assistants

Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) by Pennsylvania Dental Board

*Eligibility requires 3,500 hours of approved work experience (see Dental Assisting National Review Board requirements)

What’s your future?

KTI’s dental programs provide training for these careers and more.

Not sure what career path is right for you?
The KTI Difference

KTI isn’t like every other career training school. Take some time to research other career schools and you’ll find that, at KTI, there’s a difference. Read More.

Student success comes first

Warm, welcoming, home-like environment

President practices an open-door policy

Staff assists you with financial aid and career placement services

Faculty members work with you so you're ready for a new career

Family-owned, so all decisions are made right on campus

Programs provide students access to the career training employers need

Degree and diploma programs provide preparation for more than 26 third-party certifications

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