Dental Assistants take impressions, perform X-rays, provide patient education, and are considered to be the “right hand” of the Dentist as a chair side assistant for basic and complicated dental procedures. Other duties include keeping accurate dental records, billing, scheduling appointments, sterilizing dental instruments, setting up the exam rooms, and provide comfort and reassurance to the patient. The Dental Assistant may choose to specialize in pediatric or orthodontics. Our program also includes EDDA, which is the expanded duties functions where you will learn to place fillings.


Classes are taught in a subject-focused curriculum where the student takes only 1 course at a time and attends just 2 days per week. The classes meet from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on either a Mon/Wed, Tues/Thurs, or Wed/Fri depending on the class schedule for the term.

Program Length: 36 Weeks
Total Clock Hours: 636

  • Medical Terminology – 84 Clock Hours
  • Anatomy & Physiology – 84 Clock Hours
  • Dental Assistant I – 84 Clock Hours
  • Dental Assistant II – 84 Clock Hours
  • Dental Assistant III – 84 Clock Hours
  • Dental Assistant Externship with EDDA – 216 Clock Hours

Program Cost

Tuition: $12,100
Fees Total: $2200

Fees include Registration, Lab/Supply, Graduation, Program, and Academic Services.

  • Textbooks: Included!
  • Certification Exam: Included!
  • Career Support for Life!
  • Course Tutoring Available
  • Other Costs not included: Uniforms
Dental assistant working in a patient's mouth

Medical Career & Technical College’s Dental Assistant program is recognized as an approved program with the American Medical Technologists (AMT) allowing its graduates to sit for National Certification as an RDA (Registered Dental Assistant). The College is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

In addition to learning chairside operatory, laboratory, and office skills, students will learn the expanded functions of a dental assistant to become an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA).

When a dentist employs any assistant in Kentucky, their name must be reported annually to the Kentucky Dentistry Board and the employee is then considered “registered” on the Registry. This is NOT the same as being credentialed in the field by passing an academic program followed by national certification testing to become a Registered Dental Assistant.

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We are thrilled that you have chosen to request more information about our programs! We would like to remind you that we offer small subject-focused classes and diploma and certificate based medical programs. Available to you as well are “ASSIST Fridays” and Career Services. Once we have received your request we will review it and get back to you. If you are looking for further information you are welcome to call our Admissions Representative at 859-624-1988.