Dental Assisting PROGRAM

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Includes NC Radiology and Nitrous Oxide Certifications for the Dental Assistant

The student will receive the following certifications upon completion:

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North Carolina Dental X-RAY Certification

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Nitrous Oxide Monitoring for Dental Assistants

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Infection Control / HIPAA Certification

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CPR for the Health Care Provider

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Medical Office Emergencies

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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. 

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, students will:
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Understand the role of the Dental Assistant

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Understand Dental/Oral Anatomy, Tooth Numbering System

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Take X-rays using DIGITAL imaging equipment, including NOMAD technology

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Maintain patient records including an introduction to Practice Management Software

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Monitor Nitrous Oxide during patient care

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Take Dental Impressions and Model Trimming

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Understand sterilization procedures

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Develop communication skills for use with patients and coworkers.

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Understand dental insurance.

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Understand equipment maintenance.

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Use the computer to promote efficiency.

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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*:
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Prepare patients for treatments and procedures

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Sterilize and organize dental instruments

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Assist the dentist during procedures

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Instruct patients in proper oral hygiene techniques

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Take X-rays using

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Maintain patient records

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Schedule patient appointments

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Manage patient billing and payment processing

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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!

Dental Assistant Program 2022 Start Dates

January 3rd – March 28th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
January 11th – March 3rd – T/TH 9:00am-3:00pm
January 15th – April 2nd – Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
March 22nd – May 12th – T/TH 9:00am-3:00pm
April 4th – June 27th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
May 7th – August 6th – Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
May 31st – July 21st – T/TH 9:00am-3:00pm
July 6th – September 28th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
August 9th – September 29th – T/TH 9:00am-3:00pm
September 10th – December 3rd – Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
October 5th – December 28th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
October 18th – December 13th – T/TH 9:00am-3:00pm

January 3rd – March 28th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
January 15th – April 2nd – Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
April 4th – June 27th – Monday /Wednesday 6:oopm-10:00pm
May 7th – August 6th – Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
July 6th – September 28th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
September 10th – December 3rd – Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
October 5th – December 28th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm

January 3rd – March 28th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
January 15th – April 2nd – Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
April 4th – June 27th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
May 7th – August 6th – Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
July 6th – September 28th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
September 10th – December 3rd – Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
October 5th – December 28th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm

January 3rd – March 28th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
January 15th – April 2nd – Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
April 4th – June 27th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
May 7th – August 6th – Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
July 6th – September 28th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
September 10th – December 3rd – Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
October 5th – December 28th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm

January 3rd – March 28th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
January 11th – March 3rd – T/TH 9:00am-3:00pm
January 15th – April 2nd – Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
March 22nd – May 12th – T/TH 9:00am-3:00pm
April 4th – June 27th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
May 7th – August 6th – Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
May 31st – July 21st – T/TH 9:00am-3:00pm
July 6th – September 28th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
August 9th – September 29th – T/TH 9:00am-3:00pm
September 10th – December 3rd – Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
October 5th – December 28th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
October 18th – December 13th – T/TH 9:00am-3:00pm

January 3rd – March 28th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
January 11th – March 3rd – T/TH 9:00am-3:00pm
January 15th – April 2nd – Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
March 22nd – May 12th – T/TH 9:00am-3:00pm
April 4th – June 27th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
May 7th – August 6th – Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
May 31st – July 21st – T/TH 9:00am-3:00pm
July 6th – September 28th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
August 9th – September 29th – T/TH 9:00am-3:00pm
September 10th – December 3rd – Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
October 5th – December 28th – Monday /Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
October 18th – December 13th – T/TH 9:00am-3:00pm

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.