Dental Assistant

Your first steps to a successful health-care career begin at NWSC. NWSC offers quality, affordable education, close to home that will put you on a path to a dream career in some of today’s high demand job marketing.

One of the fastest growing healthcare occupations!

GET INFORMATION today about NWSC’s  Dental Assistant Program

720 clock hours, including Clinical Dental Assistant Externship

Courses designed to develop valuable knowledge and practical skills.

Your healthcare career is only a click or call away.


5999 S. New Wilke Road, Suites 400 & 500
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Phone: 847.290.6425

The 24-week didactic program, offered at Northwest Suburban College, is your chance to enter an exciting industry with plenty of potential for growth. When the class ends, a 4-8 weeks Dental Assistant externship begins. You will receive supervised training and work with real patients and learn first-hand from industry professionals. During externships, our students get vital dental experience, and create valuable connections – many are considered for employment right at the externship sites.

Dental assistants provide quality preventative and corrective dental care under direct supervision of the dentist or dental hygienist. The dental assistant is responsible for assisting dentists and dental hygienists with patient care as well as providing certain administrative support to the office.

Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent.
Admissions are open every month. Call today!


Dental Assistants are in high demand. Projections indicate that the need for Dental Assistants will increase nearly 25% over the next few years. Many office managers and successful sales professionals start their healthcare career as a registered Dental Assistant.

Dental assistants work in a variety of health care settings including dentist offices, hospitals and other similar facilities. The need for dental assistance is growing rapidly in health care related services due to the shortage of health care professionals.


Certification examination is available through AMT, (American Medical Technologist Association) and National Dental Assisting Board (NDAB).

Financial aid and institutional grants may be available through Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)