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Create Healthy Smiles as a Dental Assistant

Does the thought of working in a dentist office make you smile? Then consider training to be a Dental Assistant at PCI. Our program combines classwork and hands-on training in our dental lab. Our program is designed to help you learn many skills such as: taking X-rays, creating impressions, and patient care. You can complete your program with an externship in a dental office using your new skills in less than a year. 

Program Highlights

  • Career Centered Courses Our classes will prepare you for a wide range of jobs on the dental team. In our Dental Assisting program you will learn about proper dental techniques, imaging, dental restoration, and preventative care to assist and educate patients.
  • Hands-on Learning In our dental lab you will practice and learn: chair side assisting, taking impressions, making temporary crowns, and front office administration. In our supportive environment you gain the education you need to succeed as a Dental Assistant. PCI takes your education beyond the classroom, giving you hands-on experience with an externship working in a dental office.
  • Education that works for your life In PCI’s small classes you receive the personal attention you need. With our flexible class schedule you do have the time to go back to school and change your life.

The PCI Experience

At PCI, your experience is what matters most to us! We strive to support your educational journey before, during, and after you graduate. We know when our students succeed, we succeed- that's the PCI Difference! 

Learn more about how PCI stands out among other career schools. Contact us today for more information.

Pinnacle Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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Program Length

40 Weeks*

Est. Median Salary

$17.76 Hourly $36,940 Annual**

Who Hires PCI Grads

  • Pacific Dental
  • Antioch Dentistry
  • Smile Direct
  • Dr. Emily Cortes
  • Dr. Jeffrey Clark DDS
  • Raytown Smile Care

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* - Program length is assuming continual full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress.

** - Median salary information and projected job growth is from:  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dental Assistants, on the Internet at (visited January 03, 2018).