About Our Program
Our course includes lectures on fundamentals of general dentistry and the basic skills, knowledge and technical proficiency necessary to assist the dentist in the various operative procedures performed in a dental clinic. The Dental Assisting Curriculum is an instructional program providing a thirteen week Dental Assisting Course consisting of 78 hours of lecture and lab and a 50 hour internship with a practicing dentist. Our program utilizes a hands on educational approach where students learn by doing.
Completion of the program will allow the individual to complete the state exam and become immediately employable for an entry level position in a dental office. Some graduates of this course use this training as an added qualification towards acceptance into a school of dental hygiene which is highly competitive. After some experience as dental assistants, other graduates become dental office managers, dental assisting instructors or dental product sales representatives. For many, this entry level position serves as a stepping stone to more highly skilled and higher paying jobs.
The goal of our program is to provide the best possible hands on training in the shortest time possible but not sacrificing good educational standards. Classes are held in the clinic of a practicing dentist. This environment enhances the learning experience because the students have access to the real live equipment that are used by practicing dentists. The faculty consists of experienced dentists, and dental assistants.