Texas Dental Assistant Schools
Dental assistants in Texas are not required to attend a formal training program or obtain a license but doing so will increase their marketability in a competitive job market. There are a variety of Texas dental assistant schools offering programs that are generally 9-12 months in length.
Advancement opportunities are limited for dental assistants without formal education. Many dental assistants further their education in the process of becoming dental hygienists. Others further their education to become office managers, dental-assisting instructors, dental product sales representatives, or find work with dental insurance companies. Many dentists offer cost reimbursement for the dental assistants in their employ who choose to pursue more advanced levels of education.
Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Dental Assistants in Houston, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, El Paso, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Plano, Laredo, Lubbock and Amarillo, Texas may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Hermann Hospital, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital and Baylor Medical Centers.