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Providing students appropriate training and skills to create a life-long career in dentistry and to produce a knowledgeable support team for dental industry and the community.
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Register for August 2024 Session!

Program Starts August 17, 2024

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Admission to HDAA requires that applicants do the following and must meet one of the requirements:

  • Provide proof of graduation from a high school that is recognized by the state/province.
  • Proof of successfully completing high school equivalency as recognized by the state/providence (the General Education Development).
  • Interview with the Director.

Applicants are notified promptly of their acceptance status.

Evidence of High School graduation or equivalent must be submitted in one of the following forms:

  • Certified copy of an original High School Diploma.
  • Copy of the High school transcript.
  • GED certificate.
  • College transcript indicating the date of High School graduation.
Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the complete training program is $5,500.

(There is a non-refundable registration fee of $80)

  • Tuition covers the cost of:
  • Full Training Courses.
  • Workbook.
  • Handouts and material used for clinical and laboratory procedures.
  • Set of scrubs.
  • HDAA T-shirt.

HDAA offers several payment methods and Financial Aid Grants are available through American Job Center, HCAP, Alu Like and HanaLima

Are you ready to start your dental career at HDAA?
What Our Saying
Firstly, I want to thank Mercie Uy for EVERYTHING. I was injured at my previous job and was in the process of trying to figure out what to do for a career going forward. I always had a bit of interest in the dental industry and luckily I found HDAA! I signed up and didn’t know anything about dentistry except for some basic knowledge we all pick up from media or our visits to the dentist. I went from a blank slate to being hired and loving my job. I was even promoted to a lead position! Thank you HDAA for all of the knowledge and guidance you’ve provided me. I would recommend HDAA to anyone who is thinking about becoming a DA, it will equip you with the tools necessary to succeed and ensure you have the confidence to keep learning and growing even after you are hired as a DA. HUGE thanks to April as well, who allowed me to shadow and get in-chair experience during my externship, it really made an impact on my skill set.

I look forward to seeing more success stories coming from HDAA! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Your coolest student,
Ryan Newcomb

Ryan NewcombStudent
Hey !
My name is Jesica. I am an alumni at HDAA c/o:2018. HDAA has gained my confidence and knowledge to become an amazing Dental Assistant. I have made new friends and I have met the most intelligent most wonderful instructor ever Ms.Mercie. Being her former student of HDAA, Ms. Mercie went beyond measures for me to get where I am today, it’s because of her that she molded me into the women I am today, because of her I finally got my dream job working with the Military, and because of her I got the courage and confidence to go back to school for my CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) which will help my in the long run in my career as a dental assistant. I just want to thank each and every one of Ms. Mercies staff for all there encouragement and motivation throughout the crazy sleepless nights I may all  have, HDAA will always be a part of me as.
Jesica AuStudent
HDAA is a great program in educating you on the basics of dental assisting. It is intense and a lot of work BUT it is worth it in the end. You learn so much in just 15 weeks. Mrs. Uy and her crew will help guide you to succeed. They are always there to help you when you don’t understand a certain thing. It’s important to stay focused and to study hard because you guys are only meeting once a week. Making friends with your classmates is a must so that you guys could study together and help each other out as well.

Overall, this program was a great and fun experience for me. I gained a better understanding of what it takes to become a great dental assistant. I’ve been working in the field for over a year now and I am so grateful for Mrs. Uy and her crew for teaching me everything I needed to know to prepare me for my future. Mrs. Uy is an excellent mentor and pushes you to do your best!

Kelly ApostolStudent
My experience at HDAA was everything I had hoped it would be. Mrs. Mercie made learning about dentistry fun and exciting. I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in becoming a future Dental Assistant. I was able to get hired at Aloha Smiles Dental thanks to Mrs. Mercie and HDAA. My time spent at HDAA was fun and amazing.
Laura WoodsStudent
HDAA is my lifesaver. Without HDAA, I don’t know what I am today. Working in the dental field is a fulfilling job of course with the help of HDAA. Thank you, Miss Mercie, our wonderful professor for pushing me to strive hard because, in the end, it will be worth it.
April ObinaStudent
I am thankful for the staff and Ms. Mercie for the nonstop support and encouragement. I wouldn’t be who I am today without your help.

HDAA really do help you not just in career and job readiness but a life long friendships that we all share. I’m very thankful for the wonderful memories in this academy. Goodluck!

Jessica PauloStudent
My time at Hawaii Dental Assisting Academy has enriched my life in so many ways. Not only in education but gained lasting friendships, gained personal pride, and has equipped me with the skills to make my life better. I’m grateful to have had Ms. Mercie as my mentor, personal friend, and through her guidance with the HDAA staff, I’ve reached my goals in the dental assistant’s field. I encourage every aspiring student interested in the dental profession to get involved and take advantage of this wonderful Academy.
Dianne PuderStudent