Program Overview

  • Location
  • Tuition
  • Program Length
    7 semesters
  • Learning Environment

Program Description

The Dental Assisting program at Hawaiʻi Dental Assisting Academy offers comprehensive training in various essential areas of dental practice. Students will learn radiology techniques for X-rays, chairside assisting skills for four-handed dentistry, infection control protocols, oral anatomy, dental materials, and dental office management. This program provides a well-rounded education to prepare students for a successful career in dental assisting.

+2.5% Interest
Registration fee: $80
Total: 5717.5

National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA) can be taken after completing a minimum of 300 hours of working experience and a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) can be taken after 3,500 hours. The exam is administered by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). HDAA also provides assistance in taking the board exam once the student completed the requirements. A separate review program session is also available and being offered.


After completing a Dental Assisting program, there are many career opportunities in the dental field. Graduates can work as dental assistants, orthodontic assistants, oral surgery assistants, or pediatric dental assistants. They help dentists with procedures, sterilize instruments, take X-rays, and make patients comfortable. Jobs can be found in dental clinics, hospitals, specialty practices, and community health centers. With more experience, they can specialize further or pursue roles in dental office management or education. Overall, completing the program opens doors to a fulfilling career in dentistry.

Learn more about Hawaiʻi Dental Assisting Academy’s Dental Assisting program