Some good dental assistant schools are the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Indiana University - Purdue University, the University of Alabama and Broward College. Dental assistants usually earn a certificate or an Associate degree, which they can attain on campus or online.
UNC only accepts a limited number of students each year to its 10-month program. IUPUI allows students to attain the dental assisting certificate degree either online or on campus. The University of Alabama's program usually takes one year, and students are also required to complete up to 500 hours of hands-on practice. Broward College is located in Florida and offers both Associate degrees and diplomas in dental assisting.