Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting student.
  • Welcome to our comprehensive online Dental Assistant program designed for the career changer or the working non-registered Dental Assistant to become a registered dental assistant in NYS. This online course prepares candidates for a rewarding career as a New York State Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). Our program combines rigorous didactic instruction with subjects pertaining to sciences in dentistry, emergency care, infection control, preventive dentistry, clinical chairside assisting, dental procedures and dental radiology. Each candidate will have practical hands-on, in office experience through an integrated internship component or work study internship. With a focus on meeting the requirements set forth by the New York State Department of Education, our course equips students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to excel in the dental healthcare field. Whether you're seeking to launch a new career or enhance your existing skill set, our course offers a dynamic learning environment tailored to meet the demands of today's dental industry. Join us on the path to becoming a NYS Registered Dental Assistant and make a positive impact on the oral health of patients in New York State and beyond. This program is approved by the New York State Education Department for licensure and registration purposes. 

    • US Dept of Labor:
    • SOC Code: (Standard Occupational Classification) 31-9091
    • HEGIS Code: 5202.00
  • Admissions requirements: 

    • Completed application with two professional references
    • HS diploma or equivalent required
    • 250-word essay
    • Achieve acceptable level on TABE admissions exam OR a passing Kaplan exam score
    • College transcripts, if prior attendance
    • Up-to-date physical and immunization records
    • Valid CPR card
    • Licensure fee
    • Students must provide their own shoes
    • Interview
    • COVID vaccine required 
    • If you have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony or have charges pending against you for professional misconduct or have child support obligations, contact the NYSED Office of Professions at https://eservices. prior to enrollment to determine your eligibility to receive a license; Questions pertaining to moral character may hamper your ability to obtain a dental assisting license even if you have passed all Dental Assistant modules and the DANB

Course Information

  • Tuition: $14,000 (includes books, supplies, lab jacket, scrubs, and certification exam fee) 

    Start Date: Open Enrollment

    Application Deadline: Ongoing

    Program Length: 1,043 hours 

    Schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. OR 12-2:30 p.m. Hybrid - asynchronous online theory with hands-on work experience in a dental office.

    Instructor: Julie Varney, CDA, RDA, CDIPC

    Location: CiTi Mexico Campus

    179 County Rt 64, Mexico, NY 13114