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Sierra Mountain Education is actively engaged in the community

Sierra Mountain Education is actively engaged in the community, advocating for career education and dental health! Feel free to get in touch if you’d like us to be involved in any upcoming events you’re organizing.

Sierra Mountain Education are proud members of The Optimist Club of Reno, Nevada. We proudly have partnered with their Optimist Scholarship Program offering our first Sierra Mountain Education Dental Assistant Scholarship award! 

We also love to give back to our community by volunteering at Compassion Dental, a free dental clinic that offers dental care to our low-income community in need. 

Sierra Mountain Education is a member of the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce, where we serve as Ambassadors welcoming new business to our city. 



Dental Assistant Program

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The Dental Assistant Role in the Dental Office

Dental Assistant

Vital Healthcare Support

  • The dental assistant is an integral part of the healthcare team.

Chairside Assistance

Empowering Dentistry

  • Assist the dentist with treatment planning and chairside procedures.

Dental Radiography

Capturing and Developing Images

  •   Take and develop dental radiographs.

Instrument Sterilization

Ensuring Dental Safety

  • Prepare and sterilize dental instruments and equipment.

Dental Lab Mastery

Models, Trays, Crowns

  • Perform laboratory functions such as pour and trim models, construct custom trays, and fabricate temporary crowns and bridges.

Office Assistance

Scheduling, Records, Billing

  • Provide assistance in the office with tasks such as appointment scheduling, record keeping, telephone management, and billing. 



Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for dental assistants is projected to grow in Nevada by 19% through 2026. Dental assistants are in demand in all dental specialties and career growth opportunities are endless! 


Dental Assistants are Essential! We will Prepare you for Career Success!!

Once you have completed our course and have earned 300 chairside working hours, you will be eligible and prepared to sit for the Anatomy, Morphology, and Physiology (AMP), Infection Control (ICE), and Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) portions of the Dental Assisting National Board examination – NELDA (National Entry Level Dental Assistant). 

Accordioning to The Dental Assistant National Board (DANB), This certification is ideal for those who are starting out in their dental assisting careers.  

Learn with Sierra Mountain Education

Transform Your Future with Sierra Mountain Education

Get started today at Sierra Mountain Education! 

Reach out to us and we will help you get prepared for class!

15 –week program

Learn the necessary skills to prepare you for employment in just 15 weeks.

Affordable Tuition

High quality education at a fraction of the cost of a traditional dental assistant program.   

Small Class Size

Allows our instructors to offer more one-on -one attention in training, providing enhanced.

Hands-On Learning

Gain chairside experience with active dental  professionals in a dental setting .


Our Partner

Big Congratulations!

to Compassion Dental on their grand opening! We’re thrilled to have been part of this exciting event, and we want to express our gratitude to all the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors for joining us in celebrating this milestone. Your support means the world to us! 

Why Choose Us

Dedicated Educators

Learning is easier when you have an excellent Instructor. That’s why our Instructors are highly qualified dentists, dental assistants, and office managers, who have many years experience in a variety of positions in the dental office and are actively practicing dentistry. Our faculty is passionate about dental assisting and bring this enthusiasm into the classroom.

Our Program

Our Dental Assistant Program was founded to create opportunities in this rapidly growing market for students to train and become well qualified dental assistants. Our overall goal is to provide a quality education that is effective, affordable, and convenient. Our Institution not only focuses on teaching dental assistant skills, we place emphasis on the importance of leadership and soft skills in the workplace. 

We have created an affordable accelerated dental assistant program that will train you to become a dental assistant in 15 weeks. We are not a 1-2 year training program that can leave you with tons of student loan debt. Through experience, we have found that students capacity to learn is much greater when hands-on experience is provided in combination with small class size and qualified caring instructors who are passionate in our mission. The learning environment we have created provides students with the comfortability of open communication and individual attention in learning.

Commitment to Excellence

Professional and Leadership skills are in demand in all markets. Here at Sierra Mountain Education, we believe that not only is it important to teach dental assisting skills, but also to teach our students the importance of leadership and soft skills in the dental office. We believe that combining these two areas of instruction will produce a dynamic professional and ensure an easier transition to employment. 

Our Career Service Department will assist in employment preparation, resume writing, and provide mock interviews to help our graduates with the job search. 

We are confident that you will find your experience here both rewarding and effective in providing you an education and marketing skills as you start your new career as a dental assistant. 


Course Details

Course Details

The Dental Assistant program trains students in the dental assistant field to become entry-level Dental Assistants. Upon completion of this program, an award of Dental Assistant Certificate of Completion is given, and graduates are prepared to enter the workforce as an entry-level Dental Assistant. This is an accelerated Dental Assistant Program. 15-weeks plus a 40-hour externship at the completion of the program.

Class Days and Time

Our program is a 15-week program, with two scheduled classes per week. 

Two Sessions available:

Wednesday and Friday from 8am to 1pm 

Tuesday and Thursday from 8am – 1pm 

Curriculum Subjects

  • Introduction to Dental Assisting/HIPAA
  • General Anatomy
  • Oral Health Care/Prophylaxis/Sealants
  • OSHA/Sterilization
  • Patient Assessment/Treatment Planning
  • Chairside/Dental Materials/Impressions
  • Radiology
  • CPR Training/Certification
  • Employment Strategies/Leadership

Start Dates – Wednesday/Friday Session 8am -1pm

April 24, 2024

June 12, 2024

October 2, 2024

Start Dates – Tuesday/Thursday 8am – 1pm

August 06, 2024


Admission Requirements

Admission is open to any qualified candidate. Sierra Mountain Education does not discriminate against anyone based on age, race, religion, gender, disability, or national origin. Students can enroll by contacting the school Admission Representative and scheduling an appointment to discuss the program and class session schedule.

Students must meet the following requirements prior to Enrollment:

1. Must be at least 18 years of age.

2. Present a valid U.S. government issued 

   photo I.D. or passport.

3. Provide proof a a Valid high school diploma or GED. 

NO High School Diploma or GED? No problem! We can help!


You May Qualify for Financial Aid to Pay for Tuition

In-House Installment Plan

Payment Through Financial Institution of Your Choice

Payment in Full Cash, Check, or Credit Card


Christina G. Smith

 “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.
optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” — Winston Churchill 


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