12 Week Dental Assistant Training Program
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Please see our Class Dates Section on our Home Page for the Next Class Dates
We hold classes every 13 weeks on the following days:
Mon/Wed Evenings 6pm-9:30pm
Thursdays 8:30am – 4pm
Please find attached information for you on our Dental Assistant Training Program. Our program is a State Certification Course which does not require any prerequisites or entrance exams.
We are a trade school meaning we only teach you dental assistant information. It is a 12 week blended format course meaning the “lecture portion of the course material”; book reading, homework, tests from your book are all done at home on your time when its convenient for your schedule and you only come into our facility 1 day per week for 12 weeks for all hands on training. It is a great course for someone that is a hands on learner. There are 4 tests throughout the program that are associated to specific chapters from the textbook, those are the actual state exams so there will be no big final exam or state board exam at the end of the program. Your state certification tests are included in the 12 weeks. We are Certified by the Florida Board of Dentistry and Licensed by the Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education Lic #7538 to provide your State Dental Assistant Certifications which are required to be a dental assistant in Florida. Once you complete the 12 week program you are required to do a 200 hour (minimum 3 month) Externship with a licensed Florida dentist of your choice. You have 3 – 12 months to complete your Externship. You set up your Externship hours between you and the dental office so it fits around your schedule. Once you complete the 12 week course and your 200 hour Externship you will then receive your 2 Florida Board of Dentistry State Certifications for Dental Assisting: EFDA and Dental X-ray Certificates) at no additional cost. Its all included in the cost of our course.
Our 12-Week Dental Assisting Training Program will provide dental assisting training to students as a pathway to enter the dental profession as an entry-level dental assistant.
Before a dental assistant can be qualified to work with a dentist, it is important to provide basic dental knowledge to the future dental assistant. This 12 week dental assistant training program teaches students the knowledge and professionalism that it takes to be a part of the dental workforce in this exciting healthcare field. This accelerated course allows an interested student to acquire the basic entry-level dental assisting knowledge to begin their new career in as little as 12 weeks.
We realize that some people learn better from a hands on training approach rather than a lecture approach to education, therefore the Academy for Dental Assistants has developed a curriculum for dental assistant training for this type of learner. The course is delivered in a hybrid format allowing students to attend class 1 day per week to be taught dental assisting skills while completing the book work, homework and quizzes online at home on your time. The course is divided into 4 sections, each section will have a Clinical Test from the procedures you learn in class and a Written Test that will come directly from the textbook on the chapters assigned to that section. Hands on tests are done in class, the written tests are done online.
Please Note: This 12 Week Dental Assistant Training Program is a fast-paced course that requires a minimum of 6-8 hours a week of Chapter Readings and Homework outside of class.
The objective of this program is to provide students the opportunity for a career in the dental field where they can work alongside a dentist and be able to perform a wide variety of dental assisting duties. This program will prepare students for an entry-level position in the dental field. The materials presented in this program are delivered in a hands-on approach in an actual dental office not a traditional classroom setting. The students will be evaluated on their ability to perform the necessary clinical procedures delegated to a dental assistant in the dental office.
Skills learned in this program will be reinforced through a 200-hour Externship (within a minimum of 3 months maximum of 12 months) in a dental office of your choice once the 12 weeks of instruction have been completed. Students are trained in the areas of dental terminology, patient care, and chair side dental assisting.
Step 1: 12 Week Dental Assisting Training Program in our Facility 1 Day Per Week.
Step 2: 200 Hour Dental Assisting Externship in a Dental Office of your Choice
Step 3: Student Awarded Florida EFDA and Dental X-ray Certifications
State tests are included in the 12 Week Program – ACCREDITATION with the Florida Board of Dentistry and Licensed by the Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education Lic #7538
We take a maximum of 12 students per class, your spot is not guaranteed until you have registered and we have received your deposit. Be sure to make your deposit as soon as possible as the weekend classes fill up quickly. As soon as your deposit has been made online you will immediately have access to the Course Outline, Introduction and Section 1 of the course.
To register for a class you must go to our website and Select the “Add to cart” button in the top right corner of our Home page. You will then select a class date as well as set up a Username and Password that you will use to log in and out of the course throughout the 12 weeks to access course material and submit your quizzes. Once you have completed the Online Registration Form you will need to make the deposit for the course by selecting “ADD TO CART” across the top of the Home Page. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Once your deposit or payment in full has been received you will have access to the course material to being the Introduction Section and review the Student Orientation Video.
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Students are required to wear a Navy Blue medical scrub uniform with a Navy Blue or White Jacket lab coat with cuffed sleeves to class. Jackets/Lab coat are usually short and match your uniform. Uniforms can be purchased at any Uniform Store (Uniform City/Scrubs N Stuff) or Walmart.
The books for the class need to be purchased at any bookstore or online before the start of class. Currently we are using Modern Dental Assisting 12th Ed Bird & Robinson Textbook and Workbook Book. It is your option to purchase where to purchase the books (Amazon, Ebay, Barnes and Noble, etc). We also sell both books at our facility.
1.Hard cover book 12th edition ISBN-13: 978-0323430302 ISBN-10: 0323430309 Edition: 121th
2.Workbook ISBN-13: 978-0323430319 ISBN-10: 0323430317 Edition: 12th
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Dental Instruments: A Pocket Guide 6th ed ISBN-13: 978-032347454 ISBN-10: 0323474055
Professional Liability Insurance for Internship
Student Healthcare Professional Liability Insurance HPSO.com $38/yr
FINANCING IS AVAILABLE:
12 Week Dental Assistant Training Program – $600 down and 12 weekly payments of $180
6 WEEK ORTHODONTIC DENTAL ASSISTANT TRAINING COURSE: $850
Orthodontic Dental Assistant Training Course – $350 down and 6 weekly payments of $100
Selecting and pre-sizing orthodontic bands
Selecting and pre-sizing archwires prescribed by dentist
Selecting extra-oral appliances by pre-selection or pre-measurement
Removing and recementing properly contoured & fitted loose bands that are not permanently attached to any appliance
Making impressions for study models which are made for the purpose of fabricating orthodontic retainers
Placing or removing prescribed pre-treatment separators
Securing or unsecuring an archwire by attaching or removing the fastening device