Dental Assisting (Diploma)


As a dental assistant, you will be in a fast-paced atmosphere where you will work chairside with the dentist and even be qualified to perform some dental procedures yourself, such as taking impressions or fabrication of mouth-guards! If you want a Life. Changing. career where you can help others achieve optimal oral health, this is the place for you.

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Total Cost: $13,367
Entry Term: Fall
Length: 4 Terms or 12 Months

"I have always wanted to work in the dental field, and although my ultimate goal is to go into hygiene, I can appreciate the fact that I will be able to do both by the time I graduate from Indian Hills."

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • In-state tuition: $203 per credit hour
  • Out-of-state tuition: $255 per credit hour
  • Your total bill will be based on the number of credit hours for which you are enrolled. Some programs of study will require you to purchase a uniform, books, tools, or other items, and it is important to budget for these costs as well.
  • For more information on the Cost of Attendance, please visit our Financial Aid page.

Yes, we have five residence halls including apartment-style and traditional style dorms.

Indian Hills has articulation agreements and transfer plans with many four-year colleges and universities. However, not all credits are guaranteed to transfer because of differences in programs and requirements among various institutions. An Academic Advisor will also assist you in your future academic plans.

The first step in order to receive financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete and submit the FAFSA online. It is important to file the FAFSA as soon after October 1st as possible to ensure you receive priority processing.

Our school code is 008298.

Most degrees at Indian Hills can be completed in approximately 2 years depending on program and individual circumstances such as transfer credits and time away from school.

View detailed program requirements in our catalog.

Accreditation Information

The Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of compliance without reporting requirements. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. Successful completion of the program entitles graduates to take the National Dental Assistant Certification Examination.

The Commission on Dental Accreditation
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Justine Munger, MA QDA CDA

Justine Munger
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