Dental Assistant Training


Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions: A Career You Can Smile About

Dental Assistant TrainingHow would you like to join one of the fastest growing occupations in the country? With hands-on Dental Assistant training from Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA), you may be ready to start a new healthcare career in less than a year. The Dental Assisting field is expected to grow 36% between 2008 and 2018, much faster than average for all occupations, and job opportunities are expected to be “excellent”, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At UMA, your training will be focused on the clinical, laboratory and front office management skills employers demand so you are job-ready in as little time as possible.

Become a key part of a Dental Team
Americans are living longer, keeping their natural teeth, and increasing their use of preventative dental care. This means dentists’ workloads are growing, and employers have an increasing need to hire Dental Assistants to play important roles on their teams, including:

  • Preparing patients for treatment and instructing them in preventative dentistry
  • Assisting the dentist during procedures
  • Taking and processing X-Rays
  • Fabricating of temporary crowns
  • Office management, billing and insurance processing

Many Dental Assistants work with all sides of the dental practice, making it a great career if you like variety in your work.

Prepare for your career as a Dental Assistant in less than a year
At Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA), the Dental Assistant training program is a stimulating mix of classroom and laboratory training followed by a hands-on externship in a dental office with actual patients. With our dental assistant training program, you’ll learn how to prepare patients, practice preventative dentistry, take X-Rays, work with dental materials, create temporary crowns and more. The program includes expanded functions, such as extended X-Ray training, to ensure you are marketable in the workplace.

Upon graduation, you’ll receive a Dental Assistant diploma and are qualified to seek entry-level employment in a dental practice. In the period leading up to graduation, UMA’s Career Services department works with you to find potential job opportunities that fit your skills and goals, either at your externship location or with one of our many partners in the healthcare field.

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Start a career in the growing healthcare industry with Ultimate Medical Academy. Contact UMA today!

Fact Box:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for dental assistants is projected to grow by 36 percent through 2018 – one of the fastest-growing occupations in the nation!


A: Registration Fee $ 150.00
  Technology Fee $ 0.00
  Estimated Books/Materials $ 1,400.00
  Tuition $ 12,975.00

The amount quoted does not factor in individual circumstances such as transfer credits, repeated courses, and price changes. Books and materials are estimated based on current market prices and current books. Actual book charges are based on the cost of books and materials at the time they are provided to the student. UMA does not offer on-campus room and board.
A: The normal time for this program is 48 weeks. 89% of graduates from this program finished in this time.

The graduation rate is calculated based on the cumulative results of UMA students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. The actual length of the program will vary from normal time based on individual circumstances such as choosing to attend part time, failing or retaking a course or courses, changing programs, or choosing to take a greater than full-time course load. Since normal time includes weeks when students may not be attending classes, it also differs from the amount of instructional time, as further specified in the UMA catalog. The graduation rate is calculated using the formula provided by the U.S. Department of Education.


A: The job placement rate for students who complete the program from the UMA Tampa campus is 72% and for the Clearwater campus is 72%.

This is the placement rate for students graduating from the program during the 2011-2012 Award Year who were reported as placed to UMA’s accrediting agency, ABHES. The rate was calculated using ABHES methodology. Placements may or may not be in the standard occupations published in these disclosures.
A: In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, students may use loans to finance their education. The median loan debt for program graduates is as follows:
  Title IV: $ $9,499
  Private: $ 0
  Institutional: $ 0

The median loan debt for Federal loans is calculated based on students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, using the formula provided by the U.S Department of Education. An individual's loan debt will vary based on individual factors such as a student's decision to pay for the program from sources other than student loans or to borrow more than is needed to pay the direct costs of education, transfer credits, course failures, and program changes. Private educational loan data are based only on information reported to UMA.
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Important Notice:
To assist potential students in making an informed decision to attend UMA, and in accordance with U.S. Department of Education requirements, Ultimate Medical Academy publishes certain information for programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The information contained in this document does not constitute a promise or guarantee of future performance. UMA reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees, modify programs of study and revise information at any time, in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations, standards and guidance. Numerous factors affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment. UMA cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation or employment for any student.

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