Our Program

If you're looking for a great career, you're in the right place.

Are you ready to embark in a fast-paced career in the dental profession, but you don’t want to spend years in school, spending thousands of dollars? If your answer is yes, the exciting field of dental assisting may be for you.
Plaza Dental Assisting Academy is here to help. In just 12 weeks, our program teaches students the skills, technology and dental theory needed to succeed in a career in dental assisting.
Plaza Dental Assisting Academy provides students with a detailed education in modern dental practices, complete with hands-on training from practicing dental professionals in real-life dental offices.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why attend this program over another program?

You are being taught in the same environment that you will be in once employed, rather than in a school setting. Your instructors are active professionals, currently working in a dental practice. Unlike other dental assisting programs, you will receive a certificate of completion in a matter of weeks and can begin working right away in the career that you have chosen.

How long will the course take?
Our unique dental assisting course is just 12 weeks long plus a two-week clinical rotation as an externship.  When you enroll in our program, we will provide you with a course outline and schedule.
What topics are included in the training?
We cover a full range of topics over the course of your training including:

  • Radiology theory and practice of intraoral and extraoral X-ray techniques and procedures
  • Cements and liners
  • Model pouring and trimming
  • Impressions
  • Crown and bridge instruments and materials, including making temporary restorations
  • Office management, including front desk operation, appointments, billing, office management software and OSHA regulations
  • Treatment techniques for all areas of dentistry, including preventive care, restorative dentistry, periodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, pediatric dentistry and orthodontics
  • Sterilization procedures
Is there opportunity for growth in the dental assisting field?

Absolutely! In fact, it is predicted that there will be a 19 percent job growth (much faster than average) in dental assisting until 2026!

What do I have to do to pass this course?

In order to pass the course and graduate, you must get at least an 85%.

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Classes are filling up quick.

Program Details

Download our Program Details PDF – you will find all the important and most up to date information about our program. 

Clinical Rotations

Students are placed in a 20-hour per week clinical rotation for a final applied clinical experience with chair-side assisting in 4-handed dentistry, radiographic techniques, and assisting during specialty procedures.

Become a Dental Assistant in 12 Weeks

Start your new career without the burden of student debt or years of schooling.
Serving the greater Kansas City metropolitan area

You Qualify for Affordable Financial Options!

Financial Qualifications

How much does a dental assistant make in Missouri?


 Is the average salary in Missouri according to the US Labor Department.

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Do I have to sit and attend boring lectures all day in this program?


This is a hands-on program In each class you will learn a new concept by actually doing it.

Our Program

How soon can I get a job after graduating?

Right away!

There is a serious nationwide shortage of Dental Assistants, and Dentists must find and hire Dental Assistants ASAP to keep their businesses running.

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Do you offer payment options?


Our program is inexpensive and everyone can afford it. We have a financial option that will work for you.

Cost & Payment Options

Can I keep my current job while in the program?


With a convenient class schedule, affordable tuition and a high graduation rate, everyone can have a successful dental assisting career.

Program Details

Are there career advancement opportunities with Dental Assisting?


There are a lot of opportunities to grow both financially and professionally in the dental field.

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Why Plaza Dental Assisting Academy?

Plaza Dental Assisting Academy of Kansas City provides students with a detailed education in modern dental practices, complete with hands-on training from practicing dental professionals in real-life dental offices.

Financial Aid and Affordable Payment Options are available.  With a 100% Pass Rate, 100% Placement Rate and Job Placement Assistance you could be starting your new career soon.

True Hands-on Experience Assisting a Real Dentist With Real Patients.

Every one of our students will assist a licensed dentist one-on-one in various dental procedures on real patients – not just on manikins.

Clinical practice is performed on other students and real patients to enhance the learning experience – all under the watchful eyes of our instructors.

Affordable Tuition

Our learning model allows us to keep the cost of education extremely low. We offer financing with rates that are geared towards students.

Experienced Staff

We hire the most qualified and experienced instructors in town. All of our instructors are either distinguished dental assistants or dental professionals.

Convenient Schedule

We offer multiple locations and times, including Saturdays. Students will complete reading assignments and online quizzes during the week. 

This allows flexibility for our students to continue working while being prepared for their next career.

Digital Radiography Training & Beyond

Our students learn to take digital radiographs on state-of-the-art X-ray machines as well as with traditional film.

Every Plaza Dental Assisting Academy campus across the country has all the latest modern technology to train students to take excellent intraoral and extraoral radiographs.

Plaza Dental Assisting Academy of Kansas City has easy hands-on Dental Assisting classes.

We help you get a job in a dental office at the end of our program.  With Job Placement Assistance and a 100% pass rate just about anyone can start a new career in dental assisting.

We have low tuition and affordable payment options so you can afford to start your dental assisting career today, view Cost & Payment Options here.