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Dental Assistant Training Program

Thank you for your interest in the Dental Assistant Training Program with Texas State University Continuing Education. 

The previously offered face-to-face program, in collaboration with Gentle Dental in San Marcos, has been discontinued. However, if you are interested in enrolling in a dental assistant course right away, we offer a self-paced, open enrollment, online Clinical Dental Assistant course, which includes the opportunity for a face-to-face 40-hour Clinical Dental Assistant Externship with an approved dental office. 

We are also currently developing a new hybrid Dental Assistant Training Program, which will include both face-to-face and online training. If you are not looking to enroll right away, and if you would prefer a program that is not self-paced and that provides the opportunity to learn as part of a cohort of students from the Central Texas area, please fill out the Dental Assistant Program Inquiry Form, and we will contact you once the course is about to go live.

Additional Program Information

If you have more specific questions about this program, or to inquire about state licensing through the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.

Important Tax Information

The Office of Distance and Extended Learning does not supply a 1098T form for the Dental Assistant Training Program. 

If you have any questions regarding charges you have paid for your Continuing Education course(s), please seek advice from a tax professional.