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Dental Assistant

Train for your dental assistant diploma in as little as 10 months!
Dental Assistant

Ready for a hands-on career in the fast-paced dental assisting field?
Dental Assistant

The best dental assistants are critical thinkers and active learners.

Dental Assistant

Train to work chairside to assist dentists.
Dental Assistant

Find your polish with KTI’s real-world dental training.

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Dental Assistant

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  • icon_calendar 10 months to complete (day)

Thinking about a new career as a registered dental assistant? With more than 2,000 dentists operating within a 60-mile radius of Harrisburg, you’re in the perfect location to receive your dental assisting training and begin a rewarding and successful career. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for this position is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average seven percent growth rate for all occupations. With this growth in job employment opportunities, there will be both full-time and part-time positions available.

As the large baby-boom population ages, and as people keep more of their original teeth instead of opting for dentures, they will seek dental care to maintain and treat teeth1. And when a dentist is hard at work, there is a skilled assistant also hard at work, who can help improve the patient’s experience and help the dentist better perform their teeth cleanings and procedures.

Earn Your Dental Assistant Diploma at Keystone Technical Institute

Assistants are an integral part of any dental practice, easing patients’ anxieties and assisting dentists with exams. Keystone Technical Institute’s dental assisting training program prepares you for a career in this fast-growing industry, assisting dentists and dental hygienists in chair-side work, aiding in the dental lab, taking X-rays, recording dental histories and completing other office procedures. You’ll train for national certifications in Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) and Infection Control (IC), as well as prepare for the national Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Exam. With our accelerated diploma program, you’ll start working faster than expected and begin applying your new skills in the real world. To add to your marketability, consider training for a position as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) by completing our Dental Assistant Specialist degree program.

With the real-world training our dental assisting training program provides, you will be able to:
  • Perform four hand chair side assisting techniques
  • Record dental histories and accurate charting, and perform other office procedures
  • Gain the skills necessary to conduct digital and analog X-rays
  • Plus, you’ll receive 360 hours of direct, on-site experience in the growing dental field

Is it time for you to start a new career? Then get started with our Dental Assistant Diploma program. You will be able to increase your marketability, increase your career opportunities and make a difference through assisting! At Keystone Technical Institute, you can have our assistance every step of the way.

Prepare to assist dentists in chairside work.
Learn the skills to perform X-rays.
Gain knowledge of amalgam fillings.
What’s your future?
KTI’s dental assistant diploma program provides training for these careers and more.
Did you know?
Dental assistant jobs are expected to grow by


between 2012 and 2022
according to The Occupational Information Network, which is stronger than most occupations.

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