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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.
You have a number of reasons to choose us!
COMMITMENT – We fulfill our promises!
The demand for dental assistants is strong and on the rise across Hawaii and the nation. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is expected to increase 25% from the years 2012 to 2022.
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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 $4,500.

(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 Financing options are available.

Are you ready to start your dental career at HDAA?
What Our Saying
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

Highly recommended! Join Now! You will know everything that’s in the dental field! Chairside, radiology, terminology, infection control, coding, etc.
Mrs. Uy is the best! She will help you to become successful! You will learn so much ♥️
This is a fast-paced learning school so be ready at all times! Love love love HDAA. Goodluck DA fam!

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
My good friend from high school referred me to HDAA to learn more about the Dental field and what a Dental Assistant’s job consists of. I’m so glad I attended this school because the program truly helped me get a head start in my career. The staff had helped me create a resume to land a legitimate job career in a General Dentistry office. Honestly, attending the program has helped me learn faster once I started working in the office. Because I knew what to expect it was a matter of time and consistency before I could see myself grow more as a Dental Assistant.
Chloe AlcantaraStudent