Texarkana School of Dental Assisting is a post-secondary career school offering hands-on, skill focused, career training.

Our mission is to provide practical and affordable, lifelong learning opportunities for dental health care professionals with educational activities that aim to increase knowledge, skills, enhance practice performance, and improve the health status of patients.

The philosophy of the School is based on a belief that people can be trained in a relatively short period of time and provide students the focus on the critical skills to enter the world of professional Dental Assisting.  Our course is developed by our experienced team of Dentists and Dental Assistants working in the dental community every day.

The program prepares students to assist the dentist. Dental assistants may carry out a variety of laboratory, clinical, and office duties. Classes are held on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Our school offers four classes per year (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall). The semesters are 10 weeks long, with testing at the end of the program.

The graduate receives a graduation certificate and is prepared to take the state required steps to become a Registered Dental Assistant.  

The subjects are covered using class room instruction and practical hands-on training with the equipment, instrumentation and materials used in a state of the art practicing dental office.

We accept approximately 15 students per semester. If you are interested, we encourage you to review our curriculum and submit your completed application to start the registration process and your journey to a new exciting career!

Program Fees

Tuition: $3650.00

Registration Fee: $100.00

Book and Materials: Included

Lab Supplies: Included

Licensing and Certification: CPR Lifesaver and N2O Administration (Arkansas only) certification and licensing fees are included in tuition. If selected, Arkansas registration application will be submitted upon successful completion of the program and includes Licensing in Dental Radiography and Coronal Polishing. If selected, Texas registration requires additional steps to be taken after the successful completion of the program. The graduate will apply for an RDA license on their own time. Once you are licensed you will be called a Registered Dental Assistant.

Scrubs: One set of scrubs will be required (not provided)


Following is a general outline of the order the weekly topics will be presented throughout the semester. Lab exercises will typically be related to the topics covered in the morning learning session:


Introduction to Dental Assisting, Professional and Legal Aspects of Dental Assisting, Anatomy and Physiology, Dental Anatomy


Disease Transmission, Infection Control and management of Hazardous Materials, Surface Disinfection and Treatment Room Preparation, Instrument Processing


Clinical Dentistry, Moisture Control, The Dental Patient, The Dental Examination


Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, Pain and Anxiety Control, Radiation Safety and Production of X-rays, Oral Radiography


Preventive Care, Coronal Polishing and Dental Sealants, Instruments, Handpieces, and Accessories, Restorative Materials


Periodontics, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics


CPR Certification Presentation and Exam - Restorative Procedures, Impression Materials and Laboratory Procedures, Prosthodontics


N2O Monitoring and Administration Presentation; The Job Search


Final Review of Chapters, Class Final Exam, Lab Final Exam

WEEK 10.

Additional Lab Work, Review of Expanded Functions and State Licensing.

Arkansas Only - Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners Dental Assistant Exam (Coronal Polishing and Oral Radiography)


This school has a Certificate of Approval from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
The TWC-assigned school number is: S 5408 . The school’s programs are approved by TWC, .
Students must address their concerns about this school or any of its educational programs by following the grievance process outlined in the school’s catalog. Schools are responsible for ensuring and documenting that all students have received a copy of the school’s grievance procedures and for describing these procedures in the school’s published catalog. If, as a student, you were not provided with this information, please inform school management.
Students dissatisfied with this school’s response to their complaint or who are not able to file a complaint with the school, can file a formal complaint with TWC, as well as with other relevant agencies or accreditors, if applicable.
Information on filing a complaint with TWC can be found on TWC’s website at www.texasworkforce.org/careerschoolstudents.

4115 Jefferson Avenue
Texarkana, AR 71854
Texarkana School of Dental Assisting is a licensed school with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and the Texas Workforce Commission
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