Tuition and Financial Arrangements
The tuition for the DENTAL ASSISTING course of study offered by this institution is:

$3,995 “Early Bird” Special – This offer is available for those who register at least two months prior to the first day of the next available class**

$4,495 – Tuition for those who register up until the day before class begins

*A 5% discount will be applied to students who pay in full with either cash or check at the time of registration.

The above tuition covers all costs for the course, except for a pair of black scrubs, safety glasses, and a pair of closed toe shoes. North Alabama Dental Assisting Program is a 14-week course, taught only on Saturdays.  Classes are held on 12 out of the 14 Saturdays.  There is a required internship/externship to be done during the week, which is meant to work with the student’s schedule.  There are no set days for the intern/externship.   There will be eight classroom hours per week for a total of eighty (96) classroom hours of instruction. Classroom hours will be from 8-5 with a lunch break from 12-1.  This will include lecture material as well as clinical “hands on” training.  In addition, there is approximately 80 hours of home study plus a mandatory 100 hours of chairside training for a total of approximately 276 course work hours.

*Scholarships may be available to those who qualify (awarded to students at the end of the program)
***A $200 deposit is required at the beginning of class 1 (in addition to the tuition) for the instrument book and typodont, this will be refunded at the end of the 14 weeks if books and typodont are returned intact
The tuition fee includes all of the following:
– Textbook: “Concepts in Dental Assisting”, Richard Erickson, DDS, 2nd Edition
– Lab jacket that will be required to wear during every intern/externship
– All training and visual aids, materials, and dental supplies used in the clinical training.

  • On site CPR training and certification
  • On site OSHA training and certification
  • Online Front Office training

– Use of all equipment and instrumentation with actual hands on training during the course of study.  There are no hidden costs or expenses once you get started.
– A Certificate of Achievement in Dental Assisting, A letter of recommendation outlining your training and experience will be awarded to select students
– Dental x-ray training in accordance with state regulations.
– Training in General Dentistry, including Endodontics, Crown & Bridge, Amalgam & Composite Restorations, Impressions, Oral Surgery, Periodontics, 4-handed dentistry, and much more!
– Actual clinical experience and live patient practice (during the internship required weekly).
– All training is done by dental professionals in a practicing dental office, not a classroom.

The tuition may be paid using one of the following payment options:
$3,995.00 (Early Bird Special) at the time of registration (cash, cashier’s check, money order or CC)
$850.00 down payment, then $314.50 at the beginning of each class (10 payments).
$4,495 (Regular Tuition) at the time of registration (cash, cashier’s check, money order or CC)
$850.00 down payment, then $364.50 at the beginning of each class (10 payments)

CareCredit Extended Financing (See Student Catalog for more details)
Care Credit offers 6 month and 12 month interest free financing.