Our program spans a total of 12 weeks, consisting of 12 consecutive Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. In addition to their classes, our students are required to complete a 40-hour externship at a local dental office. Externships typically begin around week 6.
Classes are held only on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
We require our students be at least 18-years-old and have a high school diploma or GED. Students without these documents can still enroll, but they will need to take a short placement test.
We do not charge an application fee.
In order to offer our students federal aid, we would be forced to hold classes full time Monday-Friday for 8-month + terms. Rather than draw out our program over many months at a much greater cost to the individual student, we opted for a leaner program without federal aid. We are happy to offer interest-free payment plans to those students who cannot pay for our course upfront.
Our unique, hands-on curriculum was designed by experienced dentists and dental assistants to teach our students exactly what they need to know to become valuable members of a dental team. Our classes are also taught directly inside a working dental practice. That means our students have the opportunity to learn dental assisting in the very same environment they will eventually be working in! Students begin each class with a morning lecture/class discussion, then move into dental operatories for the lab portion of the course in the afternoon.
Upon completion of our program, students will be a Dental Auxiliary, which allow them to perform basic support functions in a dental office. Students will receive their Dental Assistant Certificate of Completion, Radiology technique certification, and Radiology Safety Certification. Additionally, students receive their BLS (CPR) certification in class through the American Heart Association. We do not offer expanded duties dental auxiliary (EDDA) certification. However, students will still be qualified to work anywhere in the state as a Dental Auxiliary.
The job outlook for dental assistants is very positive! The US Bureau of Labor Statistics expects above average job growth for the profession over the next 10 years and projects the need for more than 55,000 new dental assistants over that same timeframe. We also provide our students with free career services upon graduation.
The first step to enrollment is contacting our office to set up an in-person meeting. There you’ll get the chance to tour our facilities and learn more about our program. Seats fill up quickly, so don’t hesitate! Call us and get moving toward your new career today!