• Accelerated 8 Weeks




This is an accelerated 8 week ( attendance 1 day a week or weekend) program with 55 hour practicum in a dental office.Students learn with a Hybrid Online and Classroom lecture,and 6 hours a day of skills training. Most students acquire a permanent position in their office of externship upon completion of. Our in-house staffing agency of over 20 years has built relationships with dental practices in which we match our students accordingly. Our advanced, accelerated Expanded Functions Dental Assistant program is seeking individuals with a great spirit, eager to learn, and excited about a new career! Certification will be awarded upon completion. High school diploma, GED or parental permission if still in high school required.

Credentials Approved by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Dentistry Pursuant to Rule 64B5-16.0002(1)(b), FAC. And Licensed by the Commission of Independent Education, Department of Education, Tallahassee, Florida #4801


Dental Assisting Academy of the Palm Beaches  has been recognized in the Dental Community as a Premier Training Facility, the dental community is aware of the caliber students we attract.  Our program has been designed to be affordable and to be possible for students to attend while still working at their present job and earning an income. This means you don’t have to put your whole life on hold to attend school and change your career!

Students receive the benefit of comprehensive hands-on training every session, along with lecture in just 8 weeks, 1 day or week end.



How does Our Program Work? 

Every week students watch an online lecture and complete a series of homework assignments designed to accelerate their learning all BEFORE attending class on campus.

Our on campus day starts with a short lecture by our Instructor and the rest of the learning day is spent in hands on skills. This enables students to maximize their hands on learning experience. We encourage our students to start on their required 55 externship hours as soon as possible. This way they begin to utilize the skills they learn in class in a dental office scenario. This doesn’t only help accelerate their learning it also goes a long way toward job placement.

AS A DENTAL ASSISTANT IN TRAINING HOW IMPORTANT IS EXTERNSHIP? The answer is yes, very important. The time a student spends volunteering in a dental office in the capacity of a dental assistant is an absolute necessity! Not only is it an avenue where a student is secures employment, but very important, when students learn procedures during classroom lab setting they feel comfortable and relaxed, practicing on the manikins or fellow classmates, along with the instructor. The students actually might think they’re ready until they are in an office setting, assisting procedures on a patient, although they have been taught, this is when their brain is truly on high alert and everything they “learned” in class and lab at the Academy, really seals into their brain. With OUR STRICT STERILIZATION AND DISINFECTION TECHNIQUE! students realize very quickly, what they learn in class will vary from office to office and over time with practice they will become proficient. If you ask our students if EXTERNSHIP is important, we are certain everyone will say it was, it must be pretty scary for those seeking a job and having never been actively working in a dental office before.

Our accelerated program gives students all the basics of an Entry-Level Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. With the right attitude and employment ethics the majority of our students are offered a position in their externship prior to graduating.

How Do I Enroll? 

Step 1 is completing the Enrollment form online. You can find this on our home page. In addition to your personal information you will also complete an short assessment which tells us a little more about you.

Step 2 You can call someone at DAAPB or you will receive a phone call from an administrator. This is our chance to get to know you better and see the passion for dentistry you have inside you. As well as answer any questions about the program you may have.

Step 3 You will be invited to tour the school campus and have more of your questions answered. A face to face meeting is integral to our final enrollment process, for you and for us! A chance to really see how the program works and what to expect. At this meeting you will have the opportunity to finalize your enrollment and pay your deposit if you haven’t already. As well as receive your supplies to begin the class.

However don’t feel that you must finalize your enrollment because you toured the school we understand how important seeing something is to make a final decision, some of us need time to think things through.

Other Facts about DAAPB 

  • Majority of our students choose us based on “ our reputation “ and 85% are referrals from other students because of their success. They see our results through social media sights , google or our blog.  They see testimonials and the” faces” that tell the story.  They see students are having fun performing the dental procedures throughout our program. Getting a glimpse into the classroom.
  • Our classes are small and intimate making learning more of a one on one with your instructor.
  • We make the students feel at home and let them know we value them and help groom them for their new career.
  • We have an instructor, director and school administrators that greet the students by their names and reassure them that their learning is actually going to make their life better.
  • The team makes instruction meaningful and engaging for the students so that they feel connected, which results in 100% retention in our classes. Our goal is to see each student throughout the program to graduation and securing employment.
  • Our Instruction Team has over 50 + years of combined dental experience and is in tune to the generation of today in that our students can relate to the fast track program we teach.
  • In a very short period, students are prepared to join the dental workforce and begin earning an income.
  • If you have more questions visit our FAQ page!
  • Will I Get A Job After Completing This Program? 

    The majority of our students are hired during the program, sometimes before they even graduate!  We have an in-house staffing agency and owner Dental One Staffing Inc.…,  which has built relationships with over 3000 dental practices since 1990.  The Dental Community knows the reputation of  Dental One Staffing,  only quality personnel have been staffed, which reflect on the quality of our students thereby acquiring dental practices looking to hire our students.

    Having a great, caring attitude with that bubbly personality and good employment skills, they know our new graduates can be trained and groomed to the dentists standards.  With the relationship over the year’s Dental Offices are always contacting us for potential hiring of students in externship sites.

    South Florida is very transient area and therefore many job opportunities for dental assistants, there is a dentist “on every corner”.  Perspective students research the job market and see the opportunities out there and many will drive even several hours to attend our classes, because its worth it to them. Very few programs like this one exist in the state where in such a short period of time you are trained, not having to quit your job.  Then before you know it they are hired during the program, (in their externship site majority of the time), and by graduation  ceremony they are in tears telling their story that has changed there life.

    We at Dental Assisting Academy of the Palm Beaches are so proud of the success and seeing life changing resultsOur Team genuinely care about our students succeeding.” If the students don’t succeed, we don’t succeed!”  .

    Investing in your future

    It takes a type of individual who is devoted and committed to become a dental assistant. It requires in-depth home study during the week and if you have a love for people are a team player this is the career for you.



    Caring, great employment skills, Good attitude (spirit), team player and has a passion to be a dental assistant.



    Our students are tested throughout program, so they know how they are progressing.



    Students are hired majority of the time in their externship site, before they graduate.



    We’re a post-secondary career school offering hands-on, skill focused, career training providing practical and affordable lifelong learning opportunities for dental health care professionals with educational activities that aim to increase knowledge, skills, enhance practice performance, while improving the health status of patients. Our philosophy is based on a belief that people can be trained in a relatively short period of time allowing you to focus on the critical skills to enter the world as a professional Expanded Functions Dental Assistant.

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    8 WEEK CERTIFICATION 1 Day a week or Week-end Sessions – A comprehensive eight sessions with 55 hours externship, this certification program is designed to provide students with technical and practical applications of dental assisting. Information is delivered with an Online lecture, lecture review on campus and hands on lab hours along with on the job externship training working alongside the dentist during or after the program. Upon completion receiving and Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certificate including Radiology and CPR training and resume.

    Total Program Cost: $2,999 – View Course Summary

    Call About Fall/Winter Tuition $2799 for classes Starting 10/31/17 – 12/30/17 


    • 1NumberOneInCircleEducation – Must have a high school diploma or GED.
    • 2NumberTwoInCircleRegister/Payment – You have three options when it comes to registering for the class and making a payment.
      • Full payment – Make a full payment of $2999. Includes class cost, textbook, scrub and supplies.
      • Partial Payment – A deposit of $599 due now (which includes textbook, scrub & supplies) & remaining balance of $2400 will be due 1 week (day before start date) and can be paid online or in person.
      • Payment Arrangement – A deposit of $599 due now (which includes textbook, scrub & supplies) & than pay 4 equal payments $600  to be paid  biweekly for remaining balance of $2400.
        1st Payment Due Week 1 $600
        2nd Payment Due Week 3 $600
        3rd Payment Due Week 5 $600
        4th Payment Due Week 7 $600
      • number3After Registration – After registering for the class, please call us at 561.900.7141 so we can confirm your enrollment.


    1 DAY CERTIFICATIONS – These one day courses are designed for a dental assistant with minimum of three months experience who has been formally trained by a licensed dentist. Students in the EFDA and Radiology class must be able to perform all of the expanded functions or radiology procedures in a clinical setting to earn a certificate. Fill out the employment verification form and bring the completed form with you on your selected course date.



    This one day course is for a dental assistant with minimum of three months experience who has been formally trained by a licensed dentist. Students in the EFDA class must be able to perform all of the expanded functions in a clinical setting and pass a written exam with a grade of 75% or better a certificate will be issued.



    This one day course is for the dental assistant with minimum three months experience who has been formally trained by a licensed dentist, assisting in the positioning and exposing of x-rays. After performing skills in a clinical setting and passing a written exam with a grade of 75% or better a certificate will be issued.

    Upon Completion of the course you will be radiology Certified. This is a requirement for the State of Florida. We will provide students with necessary paperwork to apply for Radiology License with State of Florida after course. This requires a copy of the Radiology Certification sent with the completed paperwork along with a minimal fee to the state of Florida, per Florida’s Requirements.


  • 1NumberOneInCircleVerify Employment – Fill out the employment verification form and bring the completed form with you on your selected course date.
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  • 2NumberTwoInCircleRegister/Payment – Once you have chosen your courses and dates and prepared your employment verification form for your first day of class. You are ready to register for the course.
  • number3After Registration –After registering for the class, please feel free to call us at 561.900.7141 so we can confirm your enrollment.
  • 10% Credit If registering For Both EFDA and Radiology Course!


    1 Day courses are offered on Friday’s See Calendar for available dates. If date you need isn’t available please call as accommodations can be made.




    Thank you so much for everything! The Academy has been amazing from the day you walk into the door, you do not get that overwhelming feeling like you're in school. I will definitely miss coming to classes. The instructors were caring and dedicated, making certain we were taught properly. I was at my externship for only a few days and they hired me I will begin working for me full-time with awesome benefits, amazing!
    I came in to meet Chris to sign up for the program because I heard so many wonderful things about the Academy. My aspiration is to be a dentist so I thought I'd take this program so I could get in the dental field quickly. Upon registering Chris had just received a telephone call from a Doctor, who is actually on the Florida Board of Dentistry and she immediately told me about him. I went and met the Doctor and he said he liked my personality and great you can start your externship right away and if all works out I will hire you. I have to say I'm gainfully employed and loving every minute of it thank you so much for changing my life Dental Assisting Academy of the Palm Beaches.
    This is been such a rewarding experience getting into the program I had always wanted to go into Dental Assisting and change direction from just a retail job, well it was possible I moved here from Texax and found this program online sure enough it was the best decision of my life! In my fourth week at the academy, Chris gave me a lead of an orthodontist looking for an extern with possible hire employment, to get into a an orthodontist office is virtually impossible unless you have prior experience. Well I jumped on it very quickly met with the office sure enough I was hired, more than my dream come true and I am so happy and learning so much in such a short period of time. Thank you so much for changing my life in a new direction.
    So many wonderful things to tell about the Academy Miss Autumn, Miss Marina, Miss Tricia and Chris are the best! They truly are caring and dedicated to the needs of their students and we can actually have fun and learn at the same time! Hands-on experience in this accelerated program is the best way to go. I had checked out the longer programs and I could not work and attend school at the same time so this is afforded me the opportunity to earn and income and change my career without going into debt. You changed my life thank you DAAPB!


    Our facility is recognized in the dental community as a premier Dental Assisting Academy of the Palm Beaches.


    Our program is affordable designed to allow students to attend while still working at their present job. Dental Assisting Academy instructors have over 20 years of combined experience and they genuinely care about their students succeeding. Students receive the benefit of comprehensive hands-on training within the daily procedures, lecture and lab and in just 8 weeks they will have all the basics of an Entry-Level Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. With the right attitude and employment ethics the majority of our students are offered a position in their externship prior to graduating.


    Christine M. Cera

    Administrator of Admissions, Director & CEO

    Autumn “Miss Autumn“ Hunter, EFDA

    Director of Education, Instructor Biography

    Marina Clark

    CDA, EFDA Faculty , Instructor

    Christopher A. Starr, DDS

    Supervising Dentist



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    Approved by the Florida Board of Dentistry And Licensed by the Commission of Independent Education, #4801