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Our course is unique in that it is the only one taught in an actual practicing dental office. You will learn the state-of-the-art methods in assisting. We have over twenty years’ experience in teaching students the art of dental assisting and constantly updating our course as techniques and the profession changes.

The course is given four times a year on Saturdays. We offer you much more than a “school” experience. We prepare you for the real workplace with practice in a real clinical setting. It is this aspect of our course that enables our students to go into the work place with a real working experience. Our students who have made the effort to master the skills and studied hard to gain the knowledge have had little problem obtaining positions in the dental profession as chairside assistants or front office staff members.

We offer a unique learning experience that truly prepares you for a new career in Dental Assisting. Instead of concentrating on books and filling classroom hours, we concentrate on the real world experience of working as a Dental Assistant and we train in a working dental office.

We teach the necessary items for you to be successful in today’s job market and today’s dental office. We know what knowledge and experience dental employers are looking for and we concentrate on those skills. Dental Assisting Institute doesn’t waste your time on the “fluff” and things that really aren’t required to work as a Dental Assistant.

We give you more for your time and money. You will graduate with certification from the California Dental Board in Radiation Safety (so you can take x-rays), Infection Control and CPR.

Dental Assisting Institute knows that the better prepared our graduates are, the better chance you have for employment in the real dental world. Dental Assisting Institute is not owned by a large corporation that has branches all over the state. Dental Assisting Institute is locally owned, guided and directed by a licensed California dentist and taught by local Registered Dental Assistants that are great teachers and incredible mentors for your future.


Years in

Average Income for
a Dental Assistant

Average Teacher
Years of Experience

Program Length

Shelly Gorsuch


Joni Rust


Nicholas Hackwell


Stephanie McCabe


Theresa Nored


Daisy Diaz


Dezerey Thai


Kris Tacket



“Enjoyed taking Coronal polishing course”

"I enjoyed taking the Coronal polishing course. So hands on. And Shelly and Nick are great instructors. Definitely coming back for future courses."

Alberto L

“I participated in the twelve week dental”

"I participated in the twelve week dental assisting course, and it has been one of the best experiences. There are many advantages to taking this course along with having amazing instructors. Joni is the best!"

Cicily P

"The twelve week program was amazing!"

"The teachers were awesome Joni, Nick, Betty, and Shelly. I can’t believe how much I learned in such a short time. It was an incredible experience and I will miss my classmates and the teachers. You guys rock!"

Amy D

I had a great experience with DAI

"I had a great experience with DAI in Coronal Polish. Shelly and Nick are awesome instructors. I am very excited to take my RDA exam. They answered all my queries.."

Prabhdil B

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