The tuition is $6,200.  This includes all textbooks, workbooks, supplies, instruments, etc.  The only additional cost is the uniform.

To apply, please click on the “Apply Now” button in the top right-hand corner of this page. After we receive your application, it will be reviewed and processed by our admissions department. Bartram Dental Assisting School requires a personal interview with each applicant. Potential students will be contacted after receiving and processing the application to set up this personal interview. 

The final step in the application process is a background check.  There is a $150 fee for the background check.  Upon receiving an acceptable report, it is then that the applicant will be awarded official acceptance into the program.

An Orientation will be conducted for all accepted students approximately two weeks prior to the first day of each class session. This gives the students an opportunity to become familiar with each other and it serves as a question-and-answer period for students, family, instructors and faculty alike. Admission representatives are available Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Long-term Financing

If you have an established relationship with a bank, they are a great place to start.  If not, we have several third-party financing options.  We are happy to help determine which is best for you.

The curriculum is broken down into 10 weeks of lessons including: Intro to Dental Assisting, Four-Handed Dentistry, Radiology, Amalgam and Composites, Office Management, Luting Agent in Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Periodontics, Lasers, Sedation, Crown & Bridge, Endodontics, Orthodontic, Bleaching & Oral Appliances, Pediatric Dentistry.

Any person who has attained a high school diploma or G.E.D. High School Equivalency Certificate is eligible to attend Bartram Dental Assisting School, subject to personal interview and background check. All applicants must exhibit a proper willingness and enthusiasm to learn the art of dental assisting while presenting themselves professionally.

Classes are held on Saturdays from 8 AM – 5 PM.

To apply, please visit our website and fill out the application form in the top right-hand corner, “Apply Now.”

Once the online application is submitted, an admissions representative will reach out and schedule an interview.  During the interview, we will tour you around the facility and then sit down and go over all the requirements and expectations of the program.  Applicants are welcome to bring a family member with them.  There is no cost for this meeting.

The Externship is a temporary job, or practical learning experience, that our dental assistant students participate in to gain hands-on training in a real-life setting. It is a requirement for our program and results in the final grade/evaluation.  Here are key benefits about Externships:

  1. Provides students an opportunity apply the knowledge gained from the program
  2. Provides students an opportunity to network with other members of the dental community.
  3. When selecting an externship site, the team at Bartram Dental Assisting School will help guide the process to appropriately pair the student with an office that not only does the types of procedures he/she is interested in, but also is a good personality fit and close commute.  This partnership is why a majority of our students end up getting hired for permanent positions from their Externship sites.


Thank you for your interest in becoming an adjunct faculty for the Bartram Dental Assisting School. It is necessary for our students to have ample work experience with the doctor and with patients to gain the confidence they need to find a job after their externship.

What is a mentor?

A mentor is an experienced dental assistant, hygienist or dentist who provides support and guidance during the students’ clinical experience. They will follow the training evaluation forms for the student during the part of the rotation that the student is assigned to the dental office. The mentor is the role model and resource person for the student. Mentors work closely with the student on an ongoing basis to plan the orientation, clinical experiences, and monitoring students’ progress, provide feedback on students’ performance and help them feel welcome and integrated into the dental assisting setting and team.

1. Monitoring of students by providing them role model and experiential learning, helps the profession to develop the professional staff needed to best treat patients.
2. If it is well organized, mentoring and training takes only minutes here and there throughout the day, while at the same time gaining the services of a trainee’s accumulated abilities.
3. Students must satisfy at least 40 hours of externship, in 4 weeks or less, to earn the credits they need to graduate. They cannot be compensated other than the training they receive.
4. All of the office employees can participate and get to know this person. When the time comes, and you need to hire someone, you have already had several students to pick from and the staff will know which one is the most competent and enjoyable to work with.
1. The student gains the opportunity to participate in their chosen profession and learn some of the things that cannot be taught in a classroom or lab setting. They get to interact with patients, use different materials and technology.
2. They also gain much experience and are able to think through what they need to do. They learn to plan ahead and gain speed as they become more familiar with procedures while treating patients.
3. They gain the feeling of being a part of the profession.
4. They learn about options available to them.
5. They receive feedback as they work with Doctor, staff and patients.
6. They learn the joy of being able to help others in dental needs.