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Have Questions About Our Accelerated, Hands-On Dental Assistant Program?

Review the FAQs below to find out more details about our program.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can your program be so fast?

HDAS uses an accelerated curriculum, focusing on helping you master the skills of basic Dental Assisting by using hand-on learning. Our program is built on delivering what’s important in a fast paced, fun and exciting environment. While our program will have classroom instruction, we also an on-demand lecture series that allows you to work around your busy schedule.  Because our classes take place in a dental office rather than a classroom, the majority of time is spent in labs learning the essential techniques of Dental Assisting. Our students graduate with the knowledge and comfortability of working in a dental practice.

How much does your program cost?

HDAS offers an “all-inclusive” tuition program for our students. The program cost is $3,850.00 and includes everything you need to become a Registered Dental Assistant, which includes your health care workers CPR, textbook, study guides and the TSBDE state approved RDA exam. There are two additional payment plans for those students who would like a “pay as you go” option, you can click here for more information on our weekly payment options.

What's unique about the experience?

Our classes take place in an actual Dental Office and we have designed a learning experience that utilizes the capabilities of technology and hands-on learning. Our online learning system provides convenience and flexibility to acquiring information, while our hands-on learning methods provide realistic experience to prepare you the actual working environment. Our staff of over 30 tenured dental assisting instructors that provide our students with real life practical instruction to make your transition into a new job seamless.

What is required to enroll at HDAS?

Two enroll at HDAS we require 2 steps:
1. You must complete an enrollment application online and make a deposit to reserve your seat in the preferred session.
2. Provide a high school diploma or transcript, general equivalency diploma (G.E.D.), or college transcript (minimum of 12 credit hours). If your diploma or transcript is from outside the United States, it will require validation through a third party, i.e. SpantTran.

How long does it take to become a Dental Assistant ?

Our program lasts 10 weeks and consists of 80 hours of course lectures and hands-on training. On week 11 you will take the RDA exam to become licensed by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.

When is the next Open House?

Please see click here for our of upcoming Open House information, you can also RSVP and let us know you’ll be coming. We also offer 1:1 tours each Saturday by appointment. To setup a tour, contact us at 281-363-0600 or [email protected] and we’ll be happy to arrange a convenient time for a visit.

Do I need any previous experience?

Most students have no experience in the field of Dental Assisting. You are only expected to give it your best, study well, learn and have fun. The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) have minimum requirements for enrollment listed here:
- Provide a high school diploma or transcript, general equivalency diploma (G.E.D.), or college transcript (minimum of 12 credit hours).
- If your diploma or transcript is from outside the United States, it will require validation through a third party, here is provider who can help: SpanTran Evaluation Company

What does a typical week look like?

We operate in a hybrid learning module, meaning our lectures, quizzes and exams are online and taken at the convenience of our students, but our hands-on is still done in a working dental office. Weekly you should expect a total of approximately 8-10 hours of lectures, labs and study time.
1. Virtual Classroom – Each week you will access our Online Academy and:
- Have access to that week’s video lecture, which is typically 4-5 hrs. of total lecture time
- Submit a homework assignment based on the virtual lectures
- Complete a weekly quiz in our online academy
- Attend an optional online Live Study Hall with our instructors to review the material.
2. In-person Lab Practicals – Each Saturday you will:
- Attend a 4 hour in-person lab practical where you will be working with a small group, learning the instruments, procedures, and tasks to become a dental assistant.

Will I graduate as a Dental Assistant?

At the end of 10 weeks you will graduate from HDAS. To become a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) you must first pass the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners’ (TSBDE) exam. In addition to our course curriculum, we have specific lectures and study guides to help pass the exam and become a Registered Dental Assistant. The TSBDE approved RDA exam is included in your tuition cost and completed at our location on Week 11 (we are one of the very few schools who administer the test in person) and our Directors proctor the exam to HDAS students only. So you can count on an environment that is comfortable and you will be taking the exam with your fellow classmates.

Can I come by and visit the school before enrolling?

Yes! We encourage you to do that so you will be comfortable with your decision. Click here to setup a 1:1 private tour. We will answer any questions you may have and give a tour of our office and facilities. Feel free to bring along a friend or family member, after all, a career is a big decision.

How do I enroll and save my seat?

By visiting our website you have taken the first important step and we want to make enrollment as easy as possible. Enrolling is as easy as 1…2…3:
1. Complete an enrollment application – Click here to submit application.
2. Pay a fully refundable deposit – you will receive an email after completing an enrollment form to make your deposit, or if you’ve already filled out the enrollment form, click here to make a deposit.
3.Email a copy of your Highschool Diploma, Transcript or GED to your location director.
And that’s all there is to it! We will email you all the information needed for the upcoming session as soon as you make your deposit. We are looking forward to having you in class!

Do I need to buy books or supplies?

Your text book, student study guide and all supplies are included in our tuition costs, there are NO HIDDEN FEES. We also pay for your CPR training and the State of Texas Registration Exam. You just need to bring a positive attitude and a desire to learn. We do require students to wear scrubs during the class and encourage a light weight jacket or sweater to be brought as well, but we will provide you with all of the necessary PPE.