Dental Program Description:

This 15 week course is designed to provide sufficient practical training for the required amount of hours of clinical work and lectures to satisfy your state’s requirements. (Varies from state to state.) During these 15 weeks, students will learn and practice techniques as well as dental office procedures in order to develop a wide variety of skills. After successful completion, our students can perform comfortably in any dental office or other dental work environment. Lectures are based on the Dental Assisting textbook provided with the course. Students are encouraged to begin their clinical/lab training soon after being introduced to the methodology.

Clinical/Lab training is designed to fit into the student’s schedule and to match their determination. As such, the hands-on portion of the program can be arranged around the student’s schedule during normal operating hours of participating clinics. During these clinical/lab hours the students work one-on-one with current Dental Assistants and Dentists at participating clinics while under the instruction of Midwest Dental Assistants School Faculty.

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Program Objective:

Upon completion of the course, all students will be able to perform four (4) handed dentistry and take impressions, mount x-rays, seat and dismiss patients, making sure patient is comfortable and give oral care instructions.

Occupational Objective:

The graduate will have acquired the skills and experience to obtain an entry-level position in the field of dental assisting. Prospective students are required to have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

There is a dress code requirement for our students at all times during instruction. Our uniform shirts are at an additional cost of $27 (plus local tax) For information on tuition costs and financing, please refer to your state on the locations page.

Course is Pass/Fail only; no letter grades will be given. A student works one-on-one with a trainer and a proficiency packet. The student and trainer (instructor) work together until the trainer is confident the student is proficient in needed skills as outlined in the proficiency packet.

When an unexpected closure occurs due to extraordinary conditions such as inclement weather, students will be notified as soon as possible by phone or text.

Classes are not held on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • How to Apply

    Step 1

    Fill out our online student application.

  • Step 2

    Review the costs of the program, and review your finances. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. You may find the information for our financial aid programs offered here.

  • Step 3

    Once the above steps have been completed or if there are any other questions, it’s time to meet with a program administrator. They can help you determine when to start the program, and help you set up a clinical schedule.


MDAS accepts many different types of financial aid, from private funded loans to payment plans. Please refer to our Financial Information page and schedule a meeting with a program administrator.

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