Includes NC Radiology and Nitrous Oxide Certifications for the Dental Assistant
The student will receive the following certifications upon completion:
North Carolina Dental X-RAY Certification
Nitrous Oxide Monitoring for Dental Assistants
Infection Control / HIPAA Certification
CPR for the Health Care Provider
Medical Office Emergencies
Certificate 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.
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
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!
NC Dental Assistant Program Start Dates
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CHARLOTTE JACKSONVILLE CARY SMITHFIELD
WAKE FOREST. FAYETTEVILLE GREENVILLE GOLDSBORO
Tuition, Books & Materials: $3395.00
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Our Dental Assistant students are covered under a school owned Professional Liability insurance policy, even while on your externship at another office. As an active student you may also choose to join the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) which also includes additional Professional Liability coverage and all the other great benefits of being a member of your new profession’s professional association. Click here to apply.