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Train for a Career as a Dental Assistant

Indigo Institute has created a comprehensive Dental Assisting program requiring the completion of 96 clinical hours and 120 online hours. This combination of hands-on clinical learning and online education far exceed industry standards and will set you apart in the competitive dental industry.

Professional Career

Take pride in your career as a dental professional


Enjoy the flexible hours, including free evenings and weekends, of a dental assistant

Growing Industry

19% job growth anticipated for dental assistants over next decade.*

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Safely Invest in Your Success

We’re confident that our program and connections in the dental community make tuition a safe investment.
To prove it, we offer the “Indigo Pathway Promise”: We guarantee all our graduates extensive placement assistance, leveraging our strong industry connections to provide you with valuable opportunities for externships or employment upon completing our program.

Tuition - $6,000

We believe in fair tuition and provide financing options that allow all students to attend our programs. Our tuition is straightforward — there are no hidden costs or additional fees.

Tuition Includes:


Class Materials

Online Course
(120 hours)

Dental Assistant

Clinical Instruction
(96 hours)

Career Advisor
& Mentor

We accept 6-15 students into each session of our Dental Assisting program. Our program is competitive and not all are accepted.

Our Method

At Indigo, we believe in the convenience of online learning and the value of hands-on, in-person training, which is why we teach using an accelerated “hybrid” model. You will have weekly coursework online supplemented with weekly in-person training sessions, focused on the skills you learned during the week. This model provides you with the critical repetitions you need to confidently perform your best starting day one.

Our curriculum is designed, and taught, by dental industry experts who have identified the critical skills necessary for modern dental offices. The flexible online curriculum and weekend hands-on training classes enable you to easily transition from your current job or schooling into an exciting new dental career. The in-person clinical training are held in leading local dental offices. In the end, Indigo’s programs ensure that you become an effective and confident dental professional.


Dental Assistant Job Description

Dental assistants perform many tasks, ranging from providing patient care and taking x-rays to recordkeeping and scheduling appointments. Their duties vary by state and with each dental office.

Dental assistants typically do the following:

Assistants work under the direction of a dentist and perform lab tasks, such as taking impressions of a patient’s teeth, taking radiographs, practicing infection control and asepsis, and performing intraoral and extraoral photography, among many other permitted duties.

Dental assistants are allowed to perform the following procedures:

Fluoride application, in which fluoride is put directly on the teeth, is an anti-cavity measure. Some dental assistants may be qualified to apply topical anesthetic to an area of a patient’s mouth, temporarily numbing the area prior to a procedure. Each state regulates the scope of practice for dental assistants.

Work Environment

Almost all dental assistants work in dental offices. Most work full time. Dental assistants wear safety glasses, surgical masks, protective clothing, and gloves to protect themselves and patients from infectious diseases. They also must follow safety procedures to minimize risks associated with x-ray machines.

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to advance your career as a dental assistant

After graduating from Indigo’s Dental Assistant Program, you’ll be employed at your first job as a dental assistant. The next career step is to become an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA).

Becoming an EDDA increases your earning potential and opens a wider range of job opportunities.