Dental Assisting

Next class starts: August 16, 2022

View full schedule here.

Registration Eligibility: Adults & High School Seniors

High school students must be age 16 or older. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

Credit hours for completing this program can be transferred to UVU. Learn more.


Lehi Main Campus
Orem Campus
Spanish Fork Campus
Wasatch West Campus


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To be an effective Dental Assistant you will need to understand the in’s and out’s of clinical practice and office administration. In MTECH’s Dental Assisting program, you will have the opportunity to learn and develop your skills in real-life settings and externships. 

The Dental Assisting Program consists of classroom and lab, and trains students in all aspects of both clinical chair-side assisting as well as an introduction to office administration. 

You will have the opportunity to work on classmates and bring in patients for learning non-invasive procedures like suctioning and taking impressions. The classroom/lab portion will be held on campus but also includes field trips and some hybrid assignments to do off-site. This valuable introduction into the dental field will prepare you for a successful career as chair-side assistants, hygienists, lab technicians, specialty assistants, dentists, product representatives, etc.

During the Dental Assisting program you will also complete an externship. This may be completed simultaneously with the classroom/lab portion or may be completed after the course. During your externship you will be able to work on-site at a dental office to observe and assist in daily tasks. This valuable hands-on experience gives you an introduction to the industry and gives you a chance to practice the skills learned throughout the program.

Students will be responsible to arrange their own externship site, in coordination with the instructor. Students are required to have at least 15 hours per week while doing the externship in Term 4. After the grading period, students complete their externship at their own pace, but it must be completed by July 31st.

Clinical coursework may include, but is not limited to chairside and laboratory procedures, sterilization, preparing instruments/materials, charting,  obtaining dental x-rays, and medical emergency skills. 

Office Administration coursework may include front office soft skills, customer service, entering patient records and data, privacy of health information, and basic software knowledge.

This program is eligible for Financial and Veterans Aid! Learn more

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator.
Julie Francis

Adults and high school seniors only.

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year opens April 20, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. online on the MTECH Student Portal and remains open until classes are full. It is recommended to create your MTECH Student Portal account in advance.

  • Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.
  • Students are required to take the MTECH Entrance Assessment and score a passing rate of: Math: 2: English: B or provide alternative documentation to prove competency. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit
  • All Immunizations and TB test must be done before the first day of class.
Fall 2022Lehi2128/16/20224/20/20237:30 AM10:30 AMM-F
Fall 2022Lehi2128/16/20224/20/202311:30 AM2:30 PMM-F
Fall 2022Lehi2128/16/20224/20/20236:00 PM9:00 PMM-F
Fall 2022Spanish Fork1188/16/20224/20/20237:30 AM10:30 AMM-F
Fall 2022Spanish Fork1188/16/20224/20/202311:45 PM2:45 PMM-F
Fall 2022Wasatch West2218/16/20224/20/20237:30 AM10:30 AMM-F
Fall 2022Wasatch West2218/16/20224/20/202311:30 AM2:30 PMM-F
Spring 2023Orem1101/17/20239/27/20237:30 AM10:30 AMM-F
Spring 2023Orem1101/17/20239/27/202311:30 AM2:30 PMM-F

*Students will have 2 hours each week for hybrid in place of being in class one day each week.

*One class period each week will be replaced with a three hour hybrid assignment. Students will complete a 270 hour externship upon completion of the class.

Program Hours: 750 hours

Registration Fee$40.00 
Facilities Fee$50.00 
Program Fees$400.00 

*Total includes tuition, fees, materials, and optional materials.

Modern Dental Assisting Textbook/Workbook$170.0013th Edition; ISBN: 978-0323764605
Dental Instrument Pocket Guide$50.007th edition; ISBN: 978-0323672436
Dental Assisting Training Modules$35.00August 2020 edition
TB Test$20.00Cost Typically Ranges between $5 and $20 depending on the facility
Hepatitis B (series of 3)$120.00$40/each
Dental Convention$0.00Registration is included in fees; This is a two-day event in Salt Lake City; parking and food is extra
Scrubs$48.00Available in MTECH Bookstore; cost is for two sets
Infection Control Gown$8.003-pack; Available in MTECH Bookstore
  • MTECH Certificate in Dental Assisting
  • Healthcare Provider BLS and First Aid Certification
  • OSHA Certification
  • Radiology Certification


At MTECH, you will join an exclusive group of graduates who benefit from a commitment to excellence shared by everyone at the school. From instructors who deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum to academic and career counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student. 

Program length
12 months
Total cost
Lehi Main Campus
Orem Campus
Spanish Fork Campus
Wasatch West Campus
Program length
12 mos
Total cost