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Yes! Of course! We offer the SAME certification as those other "big schools with long programs".
It is a State of Florida requirement to offer the Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Certification, which is what you will achieve with us!

Our application, curriculum and credentials have been reviewed and approved by the Florida Department of Health and Board of Dentistry on January 31, 2012 for the Dental Assisting Program Pursuant to Rule 64B5-16.0002(1)(b) and we are also licensed by the Commission of Independent Education and Department of Education located Tallahassee, Florida. Look up our number #4801.

After you complete the 8-Week Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Program and 65 Clinical Externship Hours, you will be awarded you Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Certification by the Florida Board of Dentistry and Commision of  Independent Education.

As an accelerated post-secondary private school we are not eligible to offer financial aid. Our wish is to keep this school short and attainable for the working person wanting to career change. To accept financial aid would mean we would have to meet the government's criteria for accepting their financial aid which would mean turning this course into a 5 day a week 9-5 program, which would become unreachable for so many. We offer a payment plan for tuition to help those who can not pay tuition in full.

Our Commission of Independent Education requires for us to report all of our students and their success here at the Academy.  We have a 98% Retention Rate (Students who complete the program), and a 97% Job Placement Rate (students who have found jobs as Dental Assistants). Since being Established in 2011, we have had over 700 Students Succeed with us at the Academy! 

Depending on the program you selected will depend on the Cost of Tuition. The 8-Week Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Program cost $4600, The 1-Day EFDA cost $430, The 1-Day Radiology cost $295, The 1-Day CPR & BLS cost $65, and the 6-Month Online Program starts at $690. We Offer payment plans for whichever class or program you choose!

  • For the 8-Week Program, you will need 1. online application 2. High School Diploma or GED 3. Form of ID

  • For the 1-Day courses you need a minimum of 3 month of Dental Assisting Experience in or out of the state of Florida with a practicing Licensed Dentist.

  • NO Entrance Exams Required! 

The 8-Week EFDA Program Tuition of $4600 covers: Application and Enrollment fees, Online Classroom Access, Rental Textbook, School Uniform, Lab Materials, and all Certification Cost. 

Give a Call and we will be happy to schedule you an appointment to tour the Academy and answer any questions that you have!

That is no problem! We have many students that want to join under the age of 18, all we ask is that a parent or guardian comes with you to the Academy for the enrollment process.

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Reviews From Our Students

Edyta Edi
Edyta Edi
2022-08-19
Coming to Florida from New York was something that i really thought I was going to regret. Being away from my Family and Friends was tough however Ms. Marina and Ms. Kennedy helped me through the whole process. My experience these past past eight weeks has been exceptional. I gained knowledge that will definitely help me in the dental field. Furthermore the hands on experience was very helpful that has made me more passionate about dentistry. Ms. Marina and Ms. Kennedy had helped me find my vocation within dentistry which is pediatric dentistry. Everything that has been taught here will be used and put into my future. Now I don’t regret coming to Florida this was the best experience and the best decision. This opportunity had opened a lot of doors for me. I am more than excited to see what the future will bring!
ana valcarcel
ana valcarcel
2022-08-17
I loved my time at DAAPB the program is great and so is the staff, miss marina and miss kennedy care a lot about their students and their accomplishments!!
Julieta Shmavonyan
Julieta Shmavonyan
2022-08-17
The best School and great teachers. I love Mis Marina and Miss Kennedy, they both are super nice and I learned a lot from them. Dear Miss Marina and Miss Kennedy thank you so much for your time.
Odalys Avi
Odalys Avi
2022-08-16
Teaching is amazing here! I loved my experience with this school and the staff!
crystal quinones
crystal quinones
2022-08-16
Amazing experience, very small classroom and focused on teaching hands on and makes sure everyone understands the content I love this school would definitely recommend someone who’s interested in getting started to becoming a expended function dental assistant
Nicole Ulerio
Nicole Ulerio
2022-07-27
Best real life experience based Dental assistant program. Instructors are amazing and very helpful. If you are planning on starting your Dental career this is the place to go to!!
Betty Moore
Betty Moore
2022-07-21
This school is amazing! If you are looking for small classes & hands on training this school is for you. Miss Kennedy & Miss Marina is absolutely amazing! If you are scared that you don’t understand something or want to touch up on a few things they will most definitely go over everything with you. The most kindest & sweetest people ever. I will most definitely recommend to anyone who wants a change.
Jennifer Jacobs
Jennifer Jacobs
2022-07-21
Best learning experience ever!!! Teachers are amazing and help you every step of the way. The 8 week program is convenient for busy people.
Marlie Joseph (Marlie joseph)
Marlie Joseph (Marlie joseph)
2022-07-20
Great time spent on career base learning, I enjoyed my time learning at a faster pace even though I haven’t graduated yet the experience I have doing Externships is Already opening new opportunities for me.
Natasha Davis
Natasha Davis
2022-07-20
I Had The Very Best Time HERE EVERRR And I Do Not Like School Lol but the instructors here are very awesome i found job placement third week of school and they helped me manage to get through everything i really appreciate my instructors so very much for helping and guiding me on my new journey thee absolutely best school to be at for dental assistaning !!!