Dental Assisting Program

Enjoy the rewards of working with a Dentist to create bright and healthy smiles! Start your new career in as little as 9 weeks!

What is a Dental Assistant?

Enjoy the rewards of working with a dentist to create bright and healthy smiles! The essential skills you learn in this program enable you to gain the edge you need to be a Dental Assistant (DAI) or Administrative Dental Assistant.
Dental assistants are the foundation to any successful dental practice. They provide necessary support to the Dentist in the clinical setting during most dental procedures.

Dental Assistants perform many tasks, including, but not limited to the following*:

  • Prepare patients for treatments and procedures
  • Sterilize and organize dental instruments
  • Assist the dentist during procedures
  • Instruct patients in proper oral hygiene techniques
  • Take X-rays using
  • Maintain patient records
  • Schedule patient appointments
  • Manage patient billing and payment processing
  • And much, much more!
  • (*Dental Assisting rules and regulations vary by state)
  • Dental Assistants can work in a private dental office, public health clinic, or military clinic. There are also opportunities for Dental Assistants to work in sales, equipment repair or education!

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

 

Includes NC Radiology and Nitrous Oxide Certifications for the Dental Assistant

The student will receive the following certifications upon completion:

  • ZNorth Carolina Dental X-RAY Certification
  • ZNitrous Oxide Monitoring for Dental Assistants
  • ZInfection Control / HIPAA Certification
  • ZCPR for the Health Care Provider
  • ZMedical Office Emergencies
  • ZCertificate of Course Completion from NC Dental U

Why NC Dental U

Our Dental Assistant Program provides an introduction to dentistry and establishes fundamentals of the dental assisting profession. Our Program also allows you to explore dental specialties including Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Oral Surgery.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, students will:

  • Understand the role of the Dental Assistant
  • Understand Dental/Oral Anatomy, Tooth Numbering System
  • Take X-rays using DIGITAL imaging equipment, including NOMAD technology
  • Maintain patient records including an introduction to Practice Management Software
  • Monitor Nitrous Oxide during patient care
  • Take Dental Impressions and Model Trimming
  • Understand sterilization procedures
  • Develop communication skills for use with patients and coworkers
  • Understand dental insurance
  • Understand equipment maintenance
  • Use the computer to promote efficiency
  • Develop employability skills and strategies

Dental Assisting Course List

Learning made easy…
We understand the difficulty and commitment that goes into working towards starting your new career. That’s why NC Dental U makes learning accessible for anyone who wants to pursue a career in Dentistry! We believe in giving you the options that will work best for your schedule, learning styles, and preferences.

*Not all attendance methods are available for every course.

Flexible Schedule and Extended Payment Options Available

 

With our all-inclusive tuition, our dental assistant program has helped individuals just like YOU start a new career as a dental assistant. NC Dental U offers extended payment options as well as weekly, bi-weekly and monthly payment terms to fit your needs.

With flexible evening and weekend course schedules, you are able to maintain your full-time income while learning the fundamentals of your new career