Certified Dental Assistant Program

Our Program is taught by dentists with over 30 years of experience with dental assistants that have a passion for teaching and making people smile. We offer a unique program in Rio Rancho that allows you to train in a multi-discipline clinical setting with real patients where you get to learn from the best bedside manner in the area. You also will be getting hands-on experience from day one with new state-of-the-art dental equipment including an in-house lab.



We are the most affordable program in the Rio Rancho, NM, and Albuquerque, NM areas. Our flat fee of $6,500 includes tuition, books, DANB official exam fee, lab coat & eyewear. Rise Dental institute offers you the ability to keep working and maintaining your lifestyle by hosting weekend classes. We also offer financing options and facial aid.


In 13 short weeks, you could be starting your new career! We are the only program in the area to offer weekend-only classes to allow you to keep working and maintaining your life while gaining the knowledge for a new career in Dentistry.


At Rise, you will gain knowledge from in-class instruction and hands-on experience from day one, using state-of-the-art equipment in our 12-chair dental office. Class is held in a working dental office on actual patients and by the end of the program, be prepared for certification and x-ray exam so that you’ll be able to work in a dental office as soon as you graduate.

State-of-the-art Technology

Rise is the only program in the Rio Rancho, NM and Albuquerque, NM area that offers same-day crown training!

What is Dental Assisting?

Dental Assisting can be a fun, fast-paced, and challenging career with many different responsibilities and duties. You will become a valuable member of any dental team and bring your skills and knowledge.

To be a great dental assistant, you need experience in many skills, such as technical, administrative, and people, to provide patients with high-quality care. Here’s a look at what dental assistant work looks like and the skills needed to succeed.

Am I Right For This Program?

Dental assistants are known as the second pair of hands to the dentist. They provide patient care and chair-side support for exams and procedures. In the office, you may have seen dental assistants’ handing instruments to the provider, but they have more technical skills than that. These duties of a dental assistant may include:

Patient Care


Lab Skills


Administrative Tasks




What Happens After Graduation?

The job opportunities for trained dental assistants is excellent in today’s marketplace. In most areas, there is an acute shortage of well trained dental assistants.

Our school offers FREE placement services to our students and to dentists seeking dental assistants. We have many dentists call during the training session, asking for our students. Our job placement is one of the highest for any school training dental assistants. Just ask your dentist about us.