Earn your Dental Assisting Diploma and kickstart your new career in as few as 6 months
Gain the hands-on experience, mentorship and job training you need to succeed in the oral healthcare setting.
- GED or high school diploma required
- Flexible Hybrid schedule
- Field trips and/or guest speakers regularly
- Gain experience for a career in a variety of oral healthcare settings
- Financial aid options available to those who qualify
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Why a Dental Assisting Program?
Dental assisting is different from the duties of a dental hygienist in that the assistant often works side-by-side with the dentist. As such, dental assistants perform many basic but important duties.
- Sterilization and handling of equipment.
- Comforting patients.
- Keeping the mouth clean.
- Making impressions of teeth.
- Obtaining and developing x-rays.
- Performing front desk duties.
Turn learning into earning
Graduated in 2020
Over 12,000 graduates taught since 1997
Our curriculum takes a practical approach to learning, allowing you to develop your skills by using tools of the trade in a hands-on learning lab environment. We prepare you for what to expect beyond school and into the working world. From practice certification exams to resume building and interview simulations, you won’t only leave with job skills but career skills as well. Plus, you will have access to our job placement partnerships with hospitals and pharmacies.
Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education
Licensed by the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary Schools and College Registration
Gives you great employment opportunities
Learn from experienced instructors
Become career ready in as little as 6 months
Positions you for success in the technology field.
Put your career on the fast-track to new and exciting opportunities
Financial aid is available
Unitech Training Academy is committed to assisting all individuals explore numerous options for financial assistance to fund their education. We take pride in our devotion to partner with our students by helping to ensure that the costs of their education is met through every financial aid opportunity available to those who qualify.
Financial assistance is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and other financial resources designed to cover the costs of receiving a quality education. Unitech’s Financial Aid Office is dedicated to processing all financial aid packages in accordance with state, federal, and institutional guidelines.
Financial aid questions? We can help you.
Why choose Unitech
“I decided to become a Pharmacy Technician because it provided me with financial stability while I was still working on my theatre degree at UL.
My favorite part about being a student at Unitech Training Academy was how every single staff member no matter if it was your own instructor or someone else’s instructor, financial aid or whoever it was would be like a family almost and Unitech is the only place I would go for Pharmacy Technician” – Jessica Johnson
Unitech Training Academy is a proprietary school open to all students regardless of age, race, etc. Our philosophy is to maintain a professional outlook and consideration to our students with them in mind.
At Unitech Training Academy, we not only train our students for a new career, we educate them on how to stay employed. We believe the training we do directly and appropriately reflects in our students’ performance, attitude and capability of work.
Unitech Training Academy also realizes the overwhelming need for trained professionals. So we strive to provide the community with desirable, productive, and well-trained individuals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Dental Assisting at Unitech?
What makes Dental Assisting a great career for me?
What sort of places can I work as a dental assistant ?
Which campuses offer this program?
The Dental Assisting program is available at our Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Houma, Lafayette, New Orleans and West Monroe campuses.
What are some of the specific things you learn in the program?
At Unitech, our students learn to perform many of the following as they go through the program:
• An understanding of basic anatomy and physiology, nutrition and oral health and preventative techniques
• Dental services that include billing and coding
• Performing tasks such as x-rays, dental impressions, sterilization of equipment
• Providing patients with appropriate instruction and comfort during dental procedures