10-Month Diploma Program

Class Times

  • Classes are online 
  • Labs and externships are completed in person
  • Laptops are available to students


Program graduates will receive *(EDDA) Expanded Duties Dental Auxiliary Certification along with the Kentucky certification in Radiology Safety and Techniques

Our Hybrid Online Dental Assisting program is specifically designed to offer you the flexibility of Online classes while still focusing on the benefit of hands-on training. Lab classes are held in person, in our Dental Lab and externships are performed in an actual Dental office.

Dental Assistants are an important part of any successful dental practice. The Dental Assistant program will cover all aspects of dentistry to help students become well rounded in all areas of the dental practice. To better prepare our students for the workplace, the Dental Assistant program also includes EDDA training (Expanded Duties Dental Assistant) and Radiology Certification.

Dental assisting is an outstanding career for someone who is detail oriented, driven to help people and enjoys hands-on work. Dental Assistants perform a variety of jobs, including:

  • Preparing patients for examination and treatment
  • Taking X-Rays (Radiography)
  • Prepare tray set ups for Dental procedures
  • Perform clerical, laboratory duties, and more!

In addition to the basic coursework for dental assistants, ATA also provides:

  • Radiology Certification and Radiation Safety Course
  • Expanded Duties Dental Auxiliary (EDDA) Certification
  • OSHA Certification
  • Career placement assistance for graduates
  • Externship placement assistance for students
  • CPR certification for healthcare providers through the American Heart Association
  • Kentucky certification in Radiology Safety and Technique
  • 300 hours of externship in a dental office
  • Hands-on lab experience at an actual dentists office
  • Instruction from dentists and dental assistants

Dental Assistant Program Sample Courses

  • ANA 105 Basic Oral & Facial Anatomy (4 credits)
  • DEN 101 Intro to Dental Assisting (4 credits)
  • DEN 140 Advanced Operative Procedures (4 credits)

Dental Assistant Program Career Choices

  • Oral surgery
  • Pedodontics (children’s dentistry)
  • General dentistry practices
  • Endodontics (root canals)
  • Orthodontics (braces)
  • Periodontics (gum disease)

Request Information for the Dental Assistant Program

Classes are enrolling now! If you’re interested in this program or would like more information about ATA, please contact us online or call 502-371-8383 for more information.

Dental Assistant Program Gainful Employment Disclosures

Dental Assistant

Standard Occupations Classification (SOC)

More information about careers and occupations can be found at O*NET (http://www.onetcenter.org), the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Use the link below to learn more about Diploma Dental Assistant: www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9091.00

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