Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting Program

Dental Assistant Training School in San Antonio, Texas

Available as a Traditional In-Classroom Program or a Hybrid-Online Program

Dental assistants work closely with dentists to provide quality patient care, and are responsible for performing important administrative and clinical tasks to support dental offices. If you are interested in a hands-on, patient-centered healthcare career, and you enjoy helping others, then training for a career as a dental assistant could be a great choice for you!

At Lamson, you can master the skills to earn your diploma and be prepared for entry-level employment as a dental assistant!

With Lamson’s 47-week, 31.5 semester-credit program, you will learn:

  • Dental anatomy and terminology
  • Essential dental assisting skills and procedures
  • Dental chairside assisting
  • Dental radiography and imaging systems
  • Restorative techniques and dental specialties, including endodontics, oral maxillofacial surgery, oral pathology, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, fixed prosthodontics, and removable prosthodontics
  • Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology
  • Infection control and disease transmission and prevention
  • Dental practice office management
  • HIPAA, OSHA, and professional codes of ethics
  • CPR and basic life support 


Lamson students in the Dental Assisting program also complete a 300-hour Externship in a minimum of two off-site dental offices. Through their externship placements, Lamson students have the opportunity to work with patients and apply the principles of practice learned in the classroom. 

Graduates of Lamson’s Dental Assisting program receive a Diploma in Dental Assisting and CPR certification from the American Heart Association. Graduates are prepared for entry-level employment in dental clinics or practices as dental assistants, office managers, insurance billers, administrative assistants, and receptionists, and puts students on the path to becoming Registered Dental Assistants (RDA) through the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE).

How can Lamson help you become a Dental Assistant?

Dental Assistants are important allied healthcare workers, working to support dentists and perform critical administrative and clinical tasks in dental offices. Lamson’s Dental Assisting program prepares students for entry-level employment in dental offices, practices, and facilities. Students learn a variety of dental office procedures and laboratory techniques, including front office management, preliminary examination procedures, chairside dental assisting, patient care, charting, appointment scheduling, and record-keeping. With Lamson, you can get the training you need to become a Dental Assistant in as few as 47 weeks!

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment for dental assistants is projected to grow 7 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations. This growth will account for more than 25,000 new jobs as dental assistants across the United States!

Why Train to be a Dental Assistant at Lamson?

Lamson’s Dental Assisting program is a comprehensive, focused program providing the knowledge and skills necessary to enter this growing field. At Lamson, you will learn:

  • Dental Anatomy and Infection Control
  • Essential Dental Assisting Skills and Procedures 
  • Dental Lab Materials
  • Dental Chairside Assisting
  • Dental Radiography and Imaging Systems
  • Restorative Techniques and Dental Specialties
  • Dental Practice Office Management

Lamson students will prepare for and begin taking the TSBDE Texas Jurisprudence Assessment and the Dental Assisting National Board’s (DANB) Anatomy, Morphology and Physiology (AMP), Infection Control Exam (ICE), and Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exams during their Dental Assisting program.

If you enjoy helping people and desire a hands-on healthcare career, then dental assisting might be right for you. At Lamson you can get the training you need to begin your new career as a dental assistant!


Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out!

Take the Lamson “Career Training Readiness Quiz”

The fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

Get Your Career Training Readiness score now.

Like Lamson on Facebook!