Bradford School Dental Assisting Associate of Applied Science Degree
Bradford School - Pittsburgh, PA
Dental Assisting

Making Smiles More Beautiful

A Dental Assistant is an important part of the dental team. Under the direction of a dentist, dental assistants can perform a variety of dental procedures including taking impressions,developing radiographs, and the application of topical anesthetics, desensitizing agents, and Fluoride. Dental Assistants must be able to work on a team, have good manual dexterity, and have good communication skills.

During the 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree program, students can learn four-handed dentistry, dental procedures, and office procedures. Students learn in a simulated on-site dental clinic and complete two externships to gain valuable real world experience with patients. Bradford School's dental assisting program also includes expanded functions.

We encourage you to visit us and learn why our dental assisting graduates Finish First!



At Bradford School, our Dental Assisting faculty has real-world experience, so they can teach in the classroom what it takes to succeed.

Our class sizes are usually smaller, making it easier to get to know your teachers and get personal, one on one attention. You'll be learning in a simulated dental lab which is equipped with the industry standard equipment you will find in dental practices.  

As a student in our Dental Assisting program, you can learn about:

  • Chairside Assisting 
  • Taking and developing radiographs 
  • Working with dental materials 
  • Using a variety of dental instruments 
  • Placing composite restorations

Dental Assisting students complete 2 externships so that they can practice their skills in a real life setting and make valuable contacts!



Bradford School offers a 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Assisting. Most of your classes are specific to preparing you for a successful Dental Assisting career. You can graduate quickly and start working!

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.

Ready to get started? Call us at 614-416-6200 or fill out our information request form. 




  • Dental Health Science and Nutrition
  • Principles of Practice Management
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chairside Assisting 
  • Dental Materials  
  • Dental Radiology 
  • Expanded Function Dental Assisting 
  • Dental Assisting/EFDA Extramurals 


Employment of dental assistants is expected to grow by 19% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations9

As a Bradford School graduate, our career placement department can help you start your career by finding the right job!  

We'll also be there to prepare you by helping with resume writing, interviewing practice, and job searching.  And, most importantly, we'll be there for you throughout your career whenever you need help.  



As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Bradford School, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year. There are a variety of financial aid programs available for those who qualify. 

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
TUITION/ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Tuition Per Semester *
Application Fee
Tuition Deposit**
Confirmation Deposit**
Residence Fee Per Semester*
Residence Reservation Fee
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
Lab Fee Per Semester (1-3)
* A.A.S Degree is 4 Semesters
** Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.