Industry certification, Associate's degree, Employment, Measurable skills gain
Method of Delivery
Hybrid or blended
Instructional Program (CIP)
The University of Maine at Augusta’s dental assisting program is the only accredited dental assisting program in Maine, currently offered at the Bangor Campus and Lewiston Center. Attending an accredited dental assisting program allows graduates to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board Certified Dental Assisting (CDA*) exam immediately upon successful completion of the program.
The program can be completed in as quickly as two semesters.
All courses are approved for college credit and qualify for Federal Financial Aid.
Students take some courses online in real-time via Zoom and take their pre-clinicals onsite in the UMA Dental Clinic.
Clinicals/Internships are completed onsite at a dental office in the student’s local community.
After successfully completing this certificate program, students can continue on to earn their Associate Degree in Dental Assisting by only taking a few more courses.
Combination of Education and Course(s)
WIOA Approved Program
3 - Central Western Local Area 3
Name of Credential
Certified Dental Assisting (CDA)
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
Federal Financial Aid, Grants, Loans, Scholarships
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Yes - Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
Total In-State Program Cost