Dental Assisting Certificate - Accredited

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Associate's degree, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Dental Assisting/Assistant. 510601


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.




Entrance Requirements

Combination of Education and Course(s)


UMA - Lewiston/Auburn

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)


Local WIB

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?


Cost Items

Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

31-9091.00Dental Assistants
$23.00 per hour
Required Certification: Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

Provider Status



51Westminster Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240

Phone Number

(207) 753-6600

Fax Number

(207) 753-6658

Web Address

Last Updated

Nov 08, 2021


Dec 21, 2020


Nov 08, 2023

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