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
  • Hybrid schedule
  • 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.

This includes:
  • 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

“Unitech did and amazing job at preparing me for my current job. They made sure I knew all the basic fundamentals of dentistry with both in class and hands on training. It was nothing short of amazing! From the teachers and staff down to the janitor, they were all the sweetest people. There wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t see a smile of everyone’s faces. It’s a very positive environment and the education is definitely top notch!”
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Adrian Williams

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 Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Licensed by the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary Schools and College Registration

Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

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

Unitech’s program provides you with the skills necessary for landing an entry-level position in Dental Assisting. You learn in a hands-on learning environment about a wide range of dental assisting careers. The practical applications you receive from your instructor are equivalent to what you will experience in your career. This helps qualify you for many high-demand positions in the oral healthcare system.

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

Our Purpose

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 of our students with them in mind.

At Unitech, we not only want our students trained (job ready), but also trained on how to keep a job. At Unitech, we believe that the training we do directly and appropriately reflects our students’ performance, attitudes, and capabilities of their work.

Unitech also realizes the overwhelming need in the community for professionally trained persons. It is Unitech’s philosophy to provide the community with a choice of desirable, productive, and well-trained individuals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Dental Assisting at Unitech?
Not only will Unitech Training Academy teach you the necessary skills students need to be prepared for the field of dental assisting, there is also ample support along the way to 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.
What makes Dental Assisting a great career for me?
Dental assisting is a great career path if one likes to stay busy. Because there are many tasks to handle, vitality and versatility are great skills that will see growth. Dental assisting is also a people-person job, meaning you coordinate with many coworkers and patients, allowing daily excitement. The ultimate reward is that this hard work results in a valuable health service being provided.
What sort of places can I work as a dental assistant ?

Because for every dentist there is a dental assistant, there are many different positions for dental assisting available. Some places of occupation include dental practices (solo, group, and speciality practices), hospital dental clinics, dental school clinics, and public health dentistry. 

Which campuses offer this program?

The Dental Assisting program is available at our Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Houma, Lafayette, and New Orleans 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

What is hybrid?
Our hybrid model allows students to work from home as well as at school in a face-to-face setting. Approximately 60% of your work will be done on campus and 40% will be completed at home through our e-learning software. This new format has given many students the flexibility they need for success.