Welcome to the Leading Dental Assistant Training in Arkansas
Our goal is to offer our students EVERYTHING needed to become a Registered Dental Assistant including N2O Certification and CPR Licensing all while maintaining a normal schedule and graduate without tens of thousands of dollars of student loan debt. Get exposure to multiple dental specialties at West Memphis School of Dental Assisting!
Get ready to further your career with us! Our fully licensed school will guide you through everything you need to prepare for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career in dental assisting.
Unlike other dental assisting schools, West Memphis School of Dental Assisting offers on-site dental assistant training! Training in one of the newest, most modern dental offices in East Arkansas. Weekday training is also available outside of class. Be chair-side ready in 10 weeks!
We are here to provide our students with the fundamental skills of dental assisting through a hands-on educational approach while providing an accommodating schedule. In only 10 weeks of Saturday classes our students will gain knowledge through both a classroom setting and clinical practice in becoming a registered dental assistant (RDA) all while maintaining a regular schedule.
The need for skilled RDAs continues to grow. In just 10 weeks you too can become an RDA in high demand!
Our school is located at 126 West Bond Avenue in West Memphis, Arkansas. Please browse through our website to learn about dental assisting and the opportunity we want to help you achieve, then apply or give us a call.
The philosophy of the school is based on a belief that people can be trained in a relatively short period of time and provides students the focus on the critical skills to enter the world of professional Dental Assisting. Our program at West Memphis School of Dental Assisting prepares students to be chairside ready and able to assist the dentist by carrying out a variety of lab, clinical, and administrative duties. The semesters are 10 weeks long, with testing at the end of the program. Upon successful completion of the program our students will be registered/certified in dental radiography, coronal polishing, N2O administration, infection control, and CPR.
Dental assistants have many tasks within the dental office ranging from patient care to record keeping. They provide more efficient dental treatment, by preparing a patient for treatment, sterilizing instruments, passing instruments during the procedure, controlling the suction device, exposing dental radiographs, taking impressions, fabricating temporary crowns, obtaining and updating patients’ dental records, and instructing patients on postoperative and general oral health care. All of these things allow the dentist to focus more time on the procedure and seeing patients.
Opportunities and positions for dental assistants are available and growing. The earning potential of a dental assistant is above average in the healthcare assisting market segment with $37,630 as the median income for a dental assistant in 2017. The field of dental assisting is expected to grow at a much faster than average rate of 19% between 2016 and 2026 and increased awareness of oral health is the driving factor behind this.