This course of instruction prepares individuals for entry level jobs as dental assistants. Graduates may find suitable employment with dentists, orthodontists, and hygienists. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of dental assisting, and also prepare for the state board examination for dental radiology. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to assist a dental professional, take x-rays, take impressions, and also perform some lab work.
Eighty (80) Externship hours are required for the successful completion of this course. The program title for this course is Dental Assistant Training. The following outline is a description of each session and the number of clock hours for each module.
|DA101||Intro to Dental Assisting|
|DA102||Intro to Infection Control|
|DA103||Intro to Dental Operatory|
|DA105||Intro to the Dental Lab|
|DA106||Amalgam and Composite Restoration|
|DA110||Front Desk Administration and Insurance Filing|
Any person who has attained a High School Diploma or GED High School Equivalency Certificate is eligible to attend Academy for Dental Assisting, subject to personal interview. All applicants must exhibit a proper willingness and enthusiasm to learn the art of dental assisting.
Admissions at Academy for Dental Assisting are conducted throughout the year. Those applicants who apply during the course of class training will be given first consideration to be enrolled in the next course. New classes will start approximately every eleven (11) weeks.
Class Schedule and Enrollments
The primary enrollment period is during the open house (approximately 3 weeks prior to the class start date). However, enrollment is continuous right up until the start of the first scheduled class.