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Offering Dental Assistant Certification Courses and Programs

Preparing You for a Rewarding Career in Dental Assisting

National Institute of Dental Assisting offers a three-month technical dental assisting program in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Equipping You With Fundamental Skills Through Training

Our programs are designed to train you to become an efficient dental assistant in a private dental office, hospital clinic, health department, or mobile dental unit. We ensure you are able to thoroughly train while maintaining your current job or responsibilities.

A Technical School You Can Count On

Our staff is committed to providing education to anyone who aims to obtain a professional career in dentistry as an assistant. That is why we ensure the following:

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Hands-On Assistance

Enrollment or completion of the program does not guarantee employment, but we will provide job placement assistance. This will include advice on interviewing techniques, resume preparation, and how and where to find employment opportunities.


We will ensure that no person shall be excluded from participation, denied any benefits, or subjected to any form of discrimination during their time at the National Institute of Dental Assisting on the basis of their:

  • Race
  • Age
  • Creed or Religion
  • Nationality
  • Physical Handicap
  • Sexual Orientation/Preference
  • Ancestry
  • Citizenship Status
  • Genetic Information
  • Marital Status
  • Any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws and ordinances

Enrollment Requirements

New classes start every 13–15 weeks. Students are able to enroll at any time by completing and submitting the following requirements:

  • Complete application form
  • $100.00 application fee
  • A copy of a high school transcript
  • An essay on why the student is interested in our program and what value they feel they could bring to the dental field

Our Courses and Programs

Dental Assisting

Dental assistants’ duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Greeting patients
  • Reviewing medical histories and planned treatment
  • Preparing examination areas
  • Cleaning up after procedures
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Assisting with dental procedures such as fillings, crowns, and extractions
  • Operating equipment and monitors
  • Talking with patients
  • Performing administrative tasks
  • Radiology

The fee for this program is $5000.00

We offer financing and various payment options. Please get in touch with us to learn more about payment arrangements.

Other Continuing Education Courses Offered

Coronal Polishing

Coronal polishing is limited to the removal of plaque and stains from exposed tooth surfaces using an appropriate rotary instrument with a rubber cup or brush and a polishing agent.

Students must meet the Dental Assistant II requirements set by the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners to attend the course, including copies of:

  • Medical Emergencies
  • Infection Control for the Dental Office (not Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification

The fee for this program is $395.00. Students are also required to complete 3,000 hours of chairside assisting.

Dental X-Ray/Dental Radiography

This program costs $500.00


This course costs $40.00-$65.00.

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Learn With Us

Our representatives are available to answer your questions during our office hours from 8 AM–5 PM Monday through Friday. Reach out to us to request an application or learn more about our programs.