Welcome to Northwest Arkansas’ top dental assisting school. We are a fully licensed school that trains and develops our students for an exciting career in Dental Assisting. By using a hands-on approach directly in a dental office, we are able to provide an accelerated 10-week in depth program [1 day a week for 10 weeks].
Upon successful completion of the program, our student will be registered/certified in nitrous oxide administration, dental radiography, coronal polishing, infection control and CPR.
Registration is currently open for
FALL SEMESTER: Starts September 8th 2023
WINTER SEMESTER: Starts January 12th 2024
Classes are held on Fridays from 8AM to 5PM during 10 weeks. The mornings will consist of in class training and the afternoons will be hands on laboratories in our state of the art dental office. After completion of this program, students will be Registered Dental Assistants (RDA) in Arkansas and will be certified in nitrous oxide administration, dental radiography, coronal polishing, infection control and CPR.
Registered Dental Assistants (RDA)
The job opportunities for trained dental assistants are numerous in today’s marketplace with excellent starting salaries. Our student’s have reported back that they have started from $14 to $17 an hour. While no one can guarantee job placement, the dental profession is currently facing a shortage of trained dental assistants. Following your training at NWASDA you will have the confidence and the skills necessary to apply for these positions. We give you the training to hit the ground running with the best chance at success! We really do strive to have a very professional, but fun and educational training environment and our previous student’s success proves it.
Only 10 weeks to your new career
Classes are in a dental office to ensure the students learn directly in thir future environment
Get a high paying job
Here at NWASDA our dental assisting fees are transparent and are all inclusive. We cover all costs for this course with NO HIDDEN FEES or ADDITIONAL EXPENSES. The current tuition fee is:
Tuition = $3,800
Registration fee = $95 (nonrefundable)
Total = $3,895*
The following is included in your tuition fee:
- All educational materials (books, training and visual aids, all materials and dental supplies used through the course)
- Certificate in Dental Assisting through the state of Arkansas after completing the course
- Certificate in nitrous oxide administration, dental radiography, coronal polishing, infection control and CPR
* if payed prior to first class. $3,995 if payment option chosen
Financing may be applied for through the Arkansas Rural Endowment Fund, please follow the link provided to start the application process.
“I encourage anyone that wants to be a dental assistant to enroll in this program. After just 10 weeks, I felt completely ready and confident to be chair side in a dental office! Ann was such an amazing teacher, she made the course fun and I feel like I learned everything I need to know for my future career. Loved it!!”
“Ann is an incredible person and instructor. If you are looking for a challenge and the opportunity to learn everything there is to know about dental assisting, I highly recommend Ann. Her tips and techniques will be of benefit when working for a dentist in the future. I started as Ann’s student and now am her colleague. She is professional, knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions regarding dentistry.”
“Ann is an excellent teacher! In just ten short weeks, I learned techniques that I will use over the course of my career to help my dentist improve patients dental health and experience in the office. This course is great for anyone.”