Medical Curriculum Partners MCP Schools Logo

How to Start a Dental Assisting School in 7 Steps

The demand for dental assisting professionals has increased exponentially in recent years, making NOW a great time to start a dental assisting school. As you follow the 7 steps in this article and partner with us, you will be able to create an institution that provides quality education and training to aspiring dental assistants.

Starting a dental assisting school can be a great way to make a difference in the lives of many people. At MCP we are completely committed to you and provide the expertise and experience needed to start a successful dental assisting school. Our team has been in the dental education industry for over 15 years and has helped hundreds of students launch their careers as dental assistants.

Having a successful dental assisting school requires a lot of planning and foresight but can be rewarding and profitable. A solid curriculum, qualified instructors, obtaining accreditation, student satisfaction, and promoting your school are just a few of the essential elements to establish a premier institution. But Medical Curriculum Partners (MCP) can help you create the perfect dental assistant school.

We will help you every step of the way, from the generation of a business plan to the selection of qualified instructors to the marketing of the school. We can assist you in the creation of the necessary documentation, such as licenses and accreditations. We can provide resources on-site or via the internet for continuing education for instructors and administrators.

1st Research the Industry.

The first step in starting a dental assisting school is to research the industry. Research the current trends in the dental industry and plan your curriculum to meet the needs of the changing times. If you partner with MCP you can skip this step as we are always educating and updating ourselves on the newest trends and information.

Researching the dental assisting industry is a crucial step in making informed decisions. Thanks to MCP you now have the opportunity to easily access detailed information about the industry, such as estimated market size, estimated market growth rate, competitive analysis, and more. With this information, you can easily understand the potential of the dental assisting industry, allowing you to make informed decisions about starting a school. So, if you’re looking to start a dental assisting school, research is an essential first step. MCP can help you find the data you need to make informed decisions.

2nd Create a Curriculum.

This step involves developing a sound curriculum You will need to create a dental curriculum that meets the standards of the professional bodies which govern your school. MCP can help you create a comprehensive curriculum that incorporates basic dental knowledge and specialized techniques in dentistry.

By working with MCP, you can create a program that meets the highest standards of the dental industry. It’s important to make sure your students have the skills and knowledge needed to become successful dental assistants. To do this, you need to make sure your course includes hands-on training, an understanding of the latest dental technology, and safety and compliance courses.

3rd Hire Qualified Instructors.

The third step is to obtain qualified instructors. Choosing the right staff is essential in your success as a dental assisting school owner. You should staff your dental assisting school with experienced and knowledgeable instructors who understand the specific requirements of the job.

Having the right staff to teach and mentor students is essential for any dental assisting school. To ensure that your programs are successful, recruit highly qualified staff members who have in-depth knowledge of the latest medical topics and trends in the industry. They should have hands-on experience in the field as well. It’s also important to work with MCP as we can provide information about the latest materials and technology needed to instruct your students. We will help keep your curriculum up-to-date with the most current trends and practices in the industry.

Hiring qualified staff and working with MCP ensures that your dental assisting school is successful and provides students with the best education possible. Invest in the right people and resources to set your school on the path to success.

4th Collect the right equipment.

If you’re interested in starting a dental assisting school, it’s important to make sure you have the right equipment. It is important to be equipped with the necessary tools for teaching and providing quality dental care. From dental chairs and instruments to x-ray films and patient record management systems, having the right equipment is essential for a successful dental assistant school and quality education.

In addition, dental equipment must be regularly updated to ensure students are trained to use the latest technology. When selecting the necessary equipment for your school, make sure to do your research and collect only the best supplies that both you and your students can depend on. Quality education requires quality equipment.

5th Obtain Accreditation.

Starting a dental assisting school is no easy task – it requires a lot of time and effort to be successful. However, one of the most important steps to take is to obtain accreditation from your state board of education. Accreditation is essential in any health field and helps ensure that the school meets the highest standards of safety and quality. To start your own dental assisting school, you’ll need to make sure you go through the proper accreditation process.

This process requires a comprehensive review of your curriculum, policies, and instructors. The first step is to research the types of accreditation available and decide which is right for your school. Once you’ve chosen the right accreditation, you’ll need to apply and submit the appropriate paperwork. Additionally, you may need to undergo an evaluation to demonstrate that your school is meeting the necessary requirements for accreditation. Obtaining accreditation is the best way to ensure the success of your dental assisting school.

6th Student Satisfaction.

Once your school is established, you must take steps to ensure the safety and satisfaction of your students. Ensure that your faculty and staff are properly trained in the latest dental assisting techniques, and create policies to protect the privacy and well-being of your students.

With a focus on providing quality education and excellent patient care, a good dental assisting school can help create a positive experience for students, as well as increase student satisfaction. By providing hands-on practice, up-to-date technology, and educational resources, a dental assisting school can help students get the most out of their educational experience. Additionally, by recruiting experienced faculty and staff, offering flexible hours, and providing a comfortable learning environment, a dental assisting school can ensure that its students are satisfied with their educational experience and prepared for success in their future careers.

7th Promote, Promote, Promote.

Finally, promote your school. This will help you attract potential students and ensure your school is successful. Make sure to develop a website, reach out to local dentists, and create promotional materials to help spread the word. By reaching out to local dentists and other healthcare professionals, you can create relationships and secure referrals. Having a compelling message that speaks to your target audience is key.

Also, make sure your school’s website is easy to navigate and provides all the necessary information prospective students need to make an informed decision. We as an agency spread the word by looking into marketing strategies such as building an online presence, using social media platforms, email campaigns, and search engine optimization for you. With the right combination of resources and dedication, you can successfully promote the growth and success of your dental assisting school.

Starting a dental assisting school can be a rewarding and profitable experience when done correctly. By taking the right steps, you can create a successful dental assisting school. Taking the time to ensure you have the right partners, curriculum, equipment, accreditation, and staff, you’ll be well on your way to preparing the next generation of dental assistants. With this all-in place, you will be able to create a solid foundation for your school. With MCP as your partner, we will strive to provide your students with the best possible learning experience to create successful dental assistants. We understand that starting a dental assisting school is no small task, and we are committed to helping you achieve your goals.

Contact us TODAY to learn more about how we can help you start your own dental assisting school.


Click the Calendly icon below to schedule a 45-min Discovery Call with our CEO, Julian Milian, and learn how MCP can help your dental practice scale in 2022 and beyond!

Request Our Business Prospectus Today

Complete this form to access our 30-page business prospectus, which details every aspect of our partnership program, curriculum overview, and fees and pricing.

We’ll also send you the next steps to becoming an MCP Dental Assisting School owner and a draft budget spreadsheet so you can see how the numbers work!

Dental Assistant School Business Prospectus

"*" indicates required fields

Full Name*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.