DCCF offers TWO SEPARATE courses. We offer both a 10 week Entry Level Dental Assisting course and a three day Expanded Duties and Radiology certification course. Students who complete the certification course earn their Expanded Duties Dental Auxiliary and Dental Radiology certifications.
The 10 week course is held twice a year on 10 consecutive Saturdays from 9:00am- 5:00pm, generally in September and January. Immediately following each 10 week course, the certification course is offered.
The certification course is held on a Friday, Saturday and the following Saturday from 9:00am- 5:00pm. We will break for lunch on all days.
Please note students must complete extern hours prior to graduation of both courses.
Entry Level Dental Assisting:
Student must be at least 18 years of age.
Student must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Expanded Duties and X-Ray Certification for Dental Assistants:
Student must have completed the 10 Week Course "Entry Level Dental Assisting" or have had at least 3 months consecutive experience as a dental assistant and be able to perform all expanded duties.
The tuition for the 10 week course is $2595.00.
The tuition for the certification course is $495. The tuition covers all materials, texts and supplies.
We offer several convenient payment options and accept funds from the Florida Prepaid College program.
The tuition for the Entry Level Dental Assisting course may be paid
$2595.00 at the time of registration.
$845.00 down payment to reserve your seat, then $175.00 at each class (10) payments.
Payments are due at the beginning of each class.
The tuition for the Expanded Duties and X-ray Certification course may be paid using one of the following arrangements:
$495.00 at the time of registration.
Pay $247.50 to reserve your seat. The remaining $247.50 must be paid at the first day of class.
To start, you can expect to make at least $12 an hour or $25,000 a year, which would work out to a 900% return on your tuition investment. As you gain experience in your position, you can expect to make $18-20 an hour.
We do offer assistance in placing our students as opportunities become available. Area dentists often contact our school when looking for assistants. We then forward this information to our students. As part of our training program, we give our students assistance with resumes and instruction in interview techniques.
DCCF does not guarantee employment.
The 10 week course is licensed by the state of Florida through the Commission for Independent Education in Tallahassee, license #3377.
The certification course is an approved course by The Florida Board of Dentistry.
We highly recommend scheduling an appointment with an advisor to see the facility and discuss the programs offered in detail. If you wish to schedule, please leave your information on our “Contact us” page, and someone will contact you.
A copy of your driver’s license, a copy of your high school diploma/ GED/AA or AS, and the completed application from our website will be needed to register. DCCF does not charge an application fee.