The Dental Assistant program is a 10-month program with 640 hours lecture/lab hours and a 300-hour externship. The 10-month program is set up with 8 modules. Each module is 5 weeks. The final component of the program consists of a 300-hour extern which will be coordinated by the Program Manager.
The professional Dental Assistant works in various settings to assist the dentist in the treatment area with responsibilities that include but not limited to seating and preparing for patients; charting; instituting infection control procedures; mixing and passing dental materials; assisting the dentist during procedures; ensuring patient comfort; exposing and processing radiographs; pouring and trimming models, as well as performing other laboratory procedures; providing patient education; providing postoperative instructions to patients; overseeing inventory control and ordering dental supplies; ensuring compliance with regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Our Dental Assistant program will provide students with the real-world didactic and clinical skills that are essential to working in modern dental offices. An applied learning approach to the DA curriculum is threaded throughout each module to help students further develop the tactile and critical thinking skills necessary to effectively support the dentist in any dental setting. Students will learn the leading skills of modern clinical dental assisting armed with chairside and expanded function dental assisting knowledge gained in the classroom and the dental laboratory.
Students will complete the course with the clinical, technical, and professional skills they need to be successful in any dental practice. Upon completion of the ten (10) month program which includes a 300-hour externship, students will have the professional, clinical knowledge and proficiency required of the dental assisting professional.
Upon completion of the Dental Assistant program, students will be awarded a Diploma in Dental Assisting and will be eligible to take the ICE (infection control) and RHS (radiation health and safety) national exams to begin the pathway to become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA). These exams will be taken with the National Dental Assisting National Board (DAND). After working in the dental field for 3,500 hours, the final exam component GC (general chair side assisting) will be taken and upon successfully passing all exams, the CDA will be issued through DAND.
All admission requirements must be completed before the first day of class.
Payment options: $100 Registration fee (non-refundable) to hold your spot in the class. The registration fee is not required. Down payment of $2500 with six (6) payment plans for the duration of the course.
*Students will be responsible for the cost of scrub, lab jacket, CPR/BLS training, Certification examination fees
Class dates based on Cohort schedule.
Class Schedules & Enrollment Form 42 Week Program. Includes 300 clinic hours