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Prepare Yourself for a Dental Assisting Career

The dental assistant is an integral member of the oral care health team, performing procedures at chairside, in the laboratory, and the dental business office. A USI dental assisting graduate possesses the knowledge and understanding of the legal, ethical, and professional standards of dental assisting along with clinical skills to function in general and specialty dental practices.

Program Highlights

  • Small class size
  • Individualized instruction in laboratories/clinics
  • Faculty with occupational experience
  • Hands-on clinical experiences in local dental offices
  • Clinical experiences in general and specialty practices

Career Outlook

Dental assisting has been identified by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as one of the fastest growing professions and is expected to grow 25% in the next 10 years. Due to population growth and an aging population, dental assistants are needed to meet the increased demand for dental care that exists in the United States.

Information for Out-of-State Students

Are you an out-of-state student interested in pursuing the Bachelor's in Dental Assisting degree at USI or determining if the Dental Assisting Program meets individual state requirements for employment? Check your eligibility.

The Dental Assisting Program is limited to working with certain states in the U.S. only. Moving into a state not recognized by the Dental Assisting Program will lead to inability to continue in your coursework. The exception to this is active military status.


The Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. 

Our Programs



Unique opportunities give you an edge in the job market.

USI's Dental Assisting program offers the unique opportunity to receive both a Certificate of Dental Assisting and an Associate of Science degree upon graduation. Our dental assisting curriculum covers advanced subject material and provides the opportunity to:

Of our graduates earn both their Associate of Science degree along with their Certificate of Dental Assisting
Of our graduates become Certified Dental Assistants
Of our graduates are able to obtain employment in a dental office


USI Dental Assisting Students Take Flight!

Click the link below to watch a short Take Flight Friday video and learn more about our Dental Assisting Program