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 Assistant Training School in San Antonio, Texas

Available as a Traditional In-Classroom Program or a Hybrid-Online Program

Dental assistants collaborate closely with dentists to ensure top-notch patient care, undertaking crucial administrative and clinical duties vital for dental office operations. If you’re drawn to a hands-on, patient-focused healthcare profession and derive satisfaction from aiding others, pursuing a career as a dental assistant might be an excellent fit for you!

With Lamson’s 47-week, 31.5 semester-credit 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).

How Can Lamson Help You Become a Dental Assistant?

Dental Assistants are important allied healthcare workers, working to support dentists and perform critical administrative and clinical tasks in dental offices. Lamson’s Dental Assisting program prepares students for entry-level employment in dental offices, practices, and facilities. Students learn a variety of dental office procedures and laboratory techniques, including front office management, preliminary examination procedures, chairside dental assisting, patient care, charting, appointment scheduling, and record-keeping. With Lamson, you can get the training you need to become a Dental Assistant in as few as 47 weeks!

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment for dental assistants is projected to grow 7 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations. This growth will account for more than 25,000 new jobs as dental assistants across the United States!

Why Train to be a Dental Assistant at Lamson?

Lamson’s Dental Assisting program is a comprehensive, focused program providing the knowledge and skills necessary to enter this growing field. At Lamson, you will learn:

  • Dental Anatomy and Infection Control
  • Essential Dental Assisting Skills and Procedures
  • Dental Lab Materials
  • Dental Chairside Assisting
  • Dental Radiography and Imaging Systems
  • Restorative Techniques and Dental Specialties
  • Dental Practice Office Management

Lamson students will prepare for and begin taking the TSBDE Texas Jurisprudence Assessment and the Dental Assisting National Board’s (DANB) Anatomy, Morphology and Physiology (AMP), Infection Control Exam (ICE), and Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exams during their Dental Assisting program.

If you enjoy helping people and desire a hands-on healthcare career, then dental assisting might be right for you. At Lamson you can get the training you need to begin your new career as a dental assistant!


I was new to San Antonio, TX, and I needed advice on a new trade career. I stopped by Lamson Institute, and I spoke with Admission Adviser Vivian Trevino, and she showed me the options of careers offered by the institute in a very cordial and professional manner. She explained very clearly the length of each career and all information regarding each of them. All the staff were very professional and always willing to help and guide you in the right direction. Thanks.

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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.