Lamson Institute

San Antonio, Texas

Dental Assistant Program

Gain the skills to earn industry-recognized certifications and degrees

Dental Assisting Diploma with Credentials – Do You Have What It Takes?

Dental assistants work closely with dentists to provide quality patient care, and are responsible for performing important administrative and clinical tasks to support dental offices. If you are interested in a hands-on, patient-centered healthcare career, and you enjoy helping others, then training for a career as a dental assistant could be a great choice for you!

“This is a great industry to get into but it takes a special person with a basic ability and a solid commitment; are you ready for the challenge?”

With Lamson’s 47-week program, you will learn:

  • Dental anatomy and terminology
  • Essential dental assisting skills and procedures
  • Dental chairside assisting
  • Dental radiography and imaging systems
  • Restorative techniques and dental specialties, including endodontics, oral maxillofacial surgery, oral pathology, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, fixed prosthodontics, and removable prosthodontics
  • Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology
  • Infection control and disease transmission and prevention
  • Dental practice office management
  • HIPAA, OSHA, and professional codes of ethics
  • CPR and basic life support

Lamson students in the Dental Assisting program also complete a 300-hour Externship in a minimum of two off-site dental offices. Through their externship placements, Lamson students have the opportunity to work with patients and apply the principles of practice learned in the classroom.

Graduates of Lamson’s Dental Assisting program receive a Diploma in Dental Assisting and CPR certification from the American Heart Association. Graduates are prepared for entry-level employment in dental clinics or practices as dental assistants, office managers, insurance billers, administrative assistants, and receptionists, and puts students on the path to becoming Registered Dental Assistants (RDA) through the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE)

Lamson Institute Advantages – Why choose us?

  • Industry Credentials – the focused industry-relevant training including certification preparation validates your skills learned to employers, in this high-growth field.
  • Hands-On Training – apply your skills in a real-world hands-on small class size environment including all-day access  to our spacious and well-equipped state-of-the-industry labs
  • Real Learning and Mentoring – learn from our professional industry experienced instructors rather than from a book-trained instructor
  • Great Support – Receive tutoring at no charge, student advising to ensure success, and automated Library via the Internet
  • We Always Stand by You – we support you throughout your career with job placement should you need our support with employment now and in the future
  • High Standards – We are held to high standards for student completion and job placement rates by our accrediting body: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Financial Aid – available to those who qualify for student loans, grants, or both helping pay for their education
  • High Growth Career – we offer programs in some of the fastest-growing fields

Great Career Services Team dedicated to helping students get hired and becoming successful. Admissions is constantly engaging with active students and encouraging them to focus on their future. Financial Aid is constantly working to make sure if there are any new financial aid options available to assist a student, they present these options to them and help them as if they were family.

Jacob G., Lamson Institute Student
About Lamson Institute

Lamson Institute offers hands-on training in a variety of career fields since 2007. Lamson prides itself on giving students a comprehensive career-oriented education by a highly experienced faculty. With the training you receive from Lamson, you will be well-qualified to apply for an entry-level position in your chosen career path. If you have the desire to start a new and fascinating career, and begin to care for your family and yourself the way you want to, well into the future, then Lamson is the right choice to turn your desire into reality!

Contact us today for more information about Lamson career training.