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Dental Assistant Bootcamp

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to begin your career as a registered Dental Assistant.

Whether you're just starting out or aiming to elevate your healthcare career, Health Tech Academy's online certification program prepares you for the skills, competencies and certification prep to get a job or get promoted.

Discover a modern approach to healthcare education.

Program Length

16 Weeks



Avg. Starting Salary


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This program is NOT available to students hoping to work in the following states: MA, MT, NY, ND, RI, and WI.

Become a Registered Dental Assistant in 16 Weeks

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With our immersive online learning environment, you’ll be prepared with the professional and technical skills to work alongside dentists and dental hygienists providing care to patients in offices, orthodontic practices, and dental surgery centers. Launch your career as a registered dental assistant.

  • Update and maintain patient’s dental records
  • Educate patients about oral care and procedures
  • Schedule patient appointments
  • Collect patient billing and insurance details
  • Perform administrative tasks

Begin the Self-Paced Bootcamp

Schedule your 1-1 Coaching Sessions

Complete your Learning and Assessments

Begin your Exams Preparation Course

Pass the Industry-Recognised Certification

Continued Support from Mentors and Career Services


Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Web browser with internet connection
  • Course registration and payment
Cost & Included Materials

Cost & Included Materials

  • $3,450
  • Self-Paced Online Program
  • eBooks: Elsevier – Modern Dental Assisting, 13th Edition
  • RDA exam fee
Student Services

Student Services

  • Mentorship from expert coaches
  • RDA Certification Exam Prep
  • 6-month post-program access to career coaches

Health Tech Academy Tuition Advantage

Unlock your future in healthcare technology with flexible payment options including full payments, installment plans, and government grant assistance. 

program Fee


Use/mention discount code HTA550 to get $550 discount. Full tuition payment only.



The above pricing estimate covers a 12-month payment plan, excluding a down payment.

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What Will I Learn?

Our program is divided into 11 digestible courses that easily fit into your schedule, empowering you to complete within weeks.

  • Course 1: The Dental Assisting Profession
  • Course 2: Sciences in Dentistry
  • Course 3: Oral Health and Prevention of Dental Disease
  • Course 4: Infection Prevention in Dentistry
  • Course 5: Occupational Health and Safety
  • Course 7: Foundation of Clinical Dentistry
  • Course 8: Radiographic Imaging
  • Course 9: Dental Materials
  • Course 10: Assisting in Comprehensive Dental Care
  • Course 11: Dental Administration and Communication Skills

Download the syllabus to view all courses and requirements.

Preparing for the Registered Dental Assistant Certification Exam

Successful completion of our online program and mentorship from our expert coaches prepares you the registered dental assistant (RDA) certification offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT).

Student Support Resources

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    Education Resources

    1:1 Coaching, E-Books, Online platform, Procedure Videos, Skills Checklist, Practice Exams and Welcome Kits.

  • 2

    Job Placement Resources

    Resume building, Interview preparation, Professional profile building, LinkedIn Optimization, Employability Training and Soft Skills Development.

Meet Your Dental Assistant Instructor

  • Joan began her dental career 24 years ago as a Registered Dental Assistant working in various fields. Joan started her career working in General Dentistry, moving on to the specialty of Pediatrics. Joan became enthusiastic about Dentistry and was inspired to further her career by becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist, graduating in 2009 from Western Wisconsin Technical college with a degree in Dental Hygiene of Applied Sciences. Joan is looking forward to using her expertise to help educate the future Dental Assistants with becoming a coach to the incoming class.

Career Prospects for Registered Dental Assistants

The majority of dental assistants work in an office setting. Whether it be a solo, group, or specialty practice, the demand for dental assistants is increasing and Health Tech Academy’s dental assistant bootcamp prepares you land a job in this growing industry.

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Dental Offices

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Dental Offices

Most dental assistants work in dental office, working closely with patients and dentists. Daily tasks for registered dental assistants may include keeping patient records, sterilizing dental instruments, processing x-rays, and instructed patients on proper oral hygiene.

Average Annual Salary: $42,460

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Specialty Practices

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Specialty Practices

Specialty practices include oral surgery, orthodontics (straightening teeth with braces), endodontics (root canal treatment), periodontics (gum treatment), prosthodontics (tooth replacement and implants), and pediatric dentistry. Dental assistants support these practices by performing administrative tasks, preparing dental instruments, and advising patients on oral hygiene. Additional training or certification may be necessary.

Average Annual Salary: 42,920

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Hear Success Stories from our Students

  • I have recently started the Dental Assistant Bootcamp at Health Tech Academy and I am happy with the services. I have found the program very comprehensive so far. I am able to schedule individual coaching sessions with coaches who are very supportive and I got lots of help from my coach. Appreciate all the work the team at HTA is doing!

    Romeshia Charles

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  • The Medical Assistant Bootcamp has been an enriching experience so far. The program's content is relevant and up-to-date, aligning perfectly with industry standards. I have had so many confusions which the coach helped me with. I thinking coach experience is a big plus and I couldnt have learnt as much without it.

    Vanessa Bryan

  • I am currently enrolled in Health Tech Academy's Dental Assistant Bootcamp, and I'm already impressed with the well-structured and interactive curriculum. The program emphasizes not only technical skills but also the significance of professionalism and communication in the dental setting. The support team has helped me so much and they were always available to help me.

    Angelique Thomas

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    Miranda Drew

  • Health Tech Academy's Dental Assistant Bootcamp is self-paced and initially unnerving without prior experience, but the supportive environment eased my journey. I am really excited to complete this program and start off my career as a Dental Assistant.

    Michael Duston

  • Attending the Surgical Technologist Bootcamp has been the best decision I've made for my career. The curriculum is well-structured, and the practical sessions really prepare you for the real-world challenges. The team at Health Tech Academy truly cares about your growth and development

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  • I enrolled in the Dental Assistant Bootcamp at Health Tech Academy, and it has been an incredible journey so far! The program overview provided all the necessary details and convinced me to give it a shot. The curriculum is well-structured, and I appreciate the effort to randomize the length of the lessons, keeping it engaging throughout. I'm still in the midst of the program, but I can already see the positive impact it has had on my career prospects.

    Sherly Sharma

  • The Surgical Technologist Bootcamp exceeded all my expectations. The online resources, interactive lessons, and practical mockups are incredibly helpful and really insightful. Kudos to the dedicated staff who go the extra mile to ensure we succeed.

    Kimberly Rays

  • Choosing Health Tech Academy's Dental Assistant Bootcamp has been one of the best decisions I've made for my professional growth. As a working professional, I needed a flexible program, and this one fit the bill perfectly. The program overview on the website gave me a clear understanding of what to expect, and it has lived up to its promises so far and am hoping for the best.

    Isabel Orten

  • I was skeptical at first, but the Surgical Technologist Bootcamp turned out to be fantastic! The step-by-step guidance and personalized feedback from team helped me grasp complex concepts easily. The program is worth every penny. And is the beginning of what seems to be an amazing journey.

    Colleen Crest

  • I couldn't be happier with my decision to enroll in the Dental Assistant Bootcamp The program overview gave me a glimpse of what to anticipate, but the actual experience has exceeded my expectations. Each lesson's randomized length is a brilliant idea, as it keeps me on my toes, eager to learn more. The curriculum is comprehensive, covering both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Thank you, Health Tech Academy, for providing such a fantastic learning opportunity!

    Sabrina Cane

  • I've been part of the Surgical Technologist Bootcamp for a few weeks now, and I'm already amazed at my progress. The learning environment is friendly, and the pace is perfect for anyone, regardless of their background. I highly recommend this program to anyone considering a career in surgical technology

    Andrew Hext

  • Enrolling in HealthTech Academy's Dental Assistant Bootcamp has been an excellent decision! The program overview provided a clear understanding of what to expect, and it has truly exceeded my expectations. The well-structured curriculum with randomized lesson lengths kept me engaged and eager to learn.

    Mathew Craig

  • The HealthTech Academy's Surgical Technologist Bootcamp is a game-changer! The variety of teaching methods keeps things interesting and makes the learning journey enjoyable.

    Chris Lynn

  • I'm midway through the Surgical Technologist Bootcamp, and I'm already impressed with the practical knowledge I've gained. The program challenges you to think critically and apply your skills in real-life scenarios. It's exactly what I needed to advance in my career.

    Nicole White

Dental Assistant Training Program Comparisons

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Program & Tuition Cost $3,450 $3,000 to $15,000/year $3,000 to $15,000/year
Books, Materials & Fees Included + $500 to $2,200 + $500 to $2,200
Certification Exams & Fees Included + $125 to $450 + $125 to $450
Job Ready Timeline 4-6 months 1 to 2 years 9 months to 2 years
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Schedule Flexibility
1-on-1 Coaching & Mentorship
Job Placement Assistance
Clear Path to Certification
No Travel Requirements
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What is a dental assistant?

Dental assistants are professionals who work alongside dentists and dental hygienists to provide dental care. They may also perform administrative tasks to keep the office running smoothly, and are important members of the dental care team.

What is an RDA?

An RDA is a Registered Dental Assistant. The RDA certification is a national certification issued by American Medical Technologists. Health Tech Academy’s Registered Dental Assistant Bootcamp students for this certification exam.

How long does it take to become an RDA?

The RDA certification exam is provided by American Medical Technologists (AMT) and accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

How much do Registered Dental Assistants make?

The average annual salary of a Registered Dental Assistant was $38,660 in May 2021 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Actual salary will depend on geographic location, clinical setting, experience, and qualifications. Top earners could make over $58K annually.

How much does dental assistant training cost?

Dental assistant training costs vary depending on the program. Health Tech Academy’s Registered Dental Assistant training costs just $3,450—significantly less than many other programs—with payment options to help students fit their education into their budget.

Can you be a dental assistant without a certification?

Yes, you can be a dental assistant without a certification in some states. However, many employers require or prefer certification, and both your career opportunities and earning potential is greater with certification.

How do I get my RDA certification?

After completing Health Tech Academy’s Registered Dental Assistant program, you’ll be eligible to apply for the registered dental assistant certification exam through the American Medical Technologists Association.

What are the qualifications for a dental assistant?

Qualifications vary depending on the job. They may include: high school diploma/GED, completion of a dental assisting training program, and RDA certification.

What technology do I need to complete Health Tech Academy’s Registered Dental Assistant Bootcamp?

Our Registered Dental Assistant program is online, so you’ll need access to a computer, as well as a reliable internet connection.

Do I need dental or healthcare experience to start the Registered Dental Assistant program?

No, you do not need dental or healthcare experience to begin the Registered Dental Assistant program. That’s why we’re here! Our Registered Dental Assistant program is suitable for all learners.


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