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Dental Assisting

Closer than you think!
Program offered at:
Altoona | Lancaster | York
Program length:   months
Total credits:        credits
Graduates earn  
» Assists with dental care by processing x-ray film
» Orders supplies and helps with dental office duties
» Laboratory duties like making temporary crowns
  • Population growth and an increased retention of natural teeth will fuel demand for dental services.
  • 95% of Dental Assistants work in dental offices.

Dental Assisting Program Overview

Dental Assistant careers across the country continue to grow. Flexible schedules and working in a variety of great office settings are a few obvious reasons. The biggest benefit just might be the short 9 month training program needed to get working.

Most Dental assistants work in private dental offices. Some are employed by specialty practices like orthodontists, oral surgeons, or pediatrics. There are also a variety of job opportunities in educational services, dental laboratories, and state and local government agencies.

Depending on the office size and specialty a dental assistant could be handling both administrative and clinical duties. Some dental assistants manage front office work like greeting patients, scheduling appointments, completing dental records and billing. Additional functions may focus more on the hands-on aspect of dental care like preparing patients for procedures, setting up instruments and preparing dental materials. Other chair-side responsibilities could include; taking x-rays and dental impressions, assisting the dentist during dental procedures, and explaining treatment procedures.

With training from YTI Career Institute, you could be ready for a career as a Dental Assistant in a few as 9 months.

YTI's class rooms and labs all feature dental equipment and instruments that provide real-life experiences you'd find on the first day of work. In addition, your externship in actual dental offices and clinics, can prepare you with the working knowledge and skills you'll need as an important part of any dental team.

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Why YTI?

» Hands-on learning opportunities
» Knowledgeable instructors
» Real-life application of coursework
» Classes that fit your schedule
» Industry-modeled facilities

Why is accreditation important?

YTI 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. When you attend an ACCSC-accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality.

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YTI has Advisory Boards comprising local business professionals that provide valuable input to ensure that our training and program curricula match industry needs.


  1. Center for Workforce Information & Analysis, Pennsylvania Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dental Assistants, on the Internet at (visited February 14, 2013).


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