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The Herzing University dental assisting programs prepare graduates for the wide range of work they will be handling as professionals. This includes both hands-on patient care as well as the equally important tasks related to office scheduling, patient payments and treatment records.

Dental Assisting Program Comparison Chart

Program availability varies by location.

Diploma in Dental Assisting4716
Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting7124
*Average number of months for students to complete program

As a Dental Assistant, you will perform a variety of tasks including chairside assisting, patient education, taking radiographs, polishing teeth, taking impressions and much more. In addition, these professionals can also be involved in office-related tasks such as scheduling and confirming appointments, maintaining treatment records, handling patient payments and ordering supplies and other materials.

Diploma in Dental Assisting

These diploma programs prepare graduates to successfully perform chair-side assisting, laboratory procedures, administrative duties and other expanded functions. Download Program Course Sheet

Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting

In addition to mastering the dental assisting duties as listed for the diploma, graduates of this program also gain a well-rounded background with the degree-required general education courses. They are prepared to enter a bachelor’s degree program such as the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management. Download Program Course Sheet

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The information below reflects aggregated data from all of the Herzing University campuses that have students enrolled in the specified program in the specified time period. The information does not reflect data regarding individual campuses unless only one campus had students to report. The reporting period used to obtain this data was 7/1/2012-6/30/2013. If there were less than 10 graduates in a program, median loan debt and on-time completion data were not disclosed for that program to protect the privacy of those students. Tuition and length may vary by campus location. Ranges could not be input for tuition and length, therefore tuition and length reported are the highest tuition rates and longest program length to encompass all campuses. For information regarding specific campus tuition please refer to . For a more detailed description of how the data was calculated please refer to the Disclosure Methodology located here .


  • Graduates from Akron's dental assisting program will be eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board's (DANB) Certified Dental Assistant (CDA®) exam.
  • Akron graduates will also be qualified to apply for the Dental Assistant Radiographer's Certificate through the Ohio State Dental Board.


To succeed in these growing career fields, Minnesota requires candidates to graduate from an accredited program.

  • Dental assisting graduates will be prepared to sit for the Minnesota Board of Dentistry Licensing Exam, Jurisprudence Exam, and the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA®) exam to become a Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA) in the State of Minnesota and earn the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA®) certification through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).

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