Assisting

New Class Starting March 4, 2017!


 

Start a new career in 12 weeks

Our program provides the education and skills necessary to build a successful career in dental assisting. Courses are led by licensed professionals in a clinical setting, allowing hands-on training with dental materials and equipment.

Tuition Fee

 

Full Tuition: $3,399
Early Bird Tuition: 
*Registration 4 weeks (or more) prior to starting date
$3,299
Discount for Payment in full $100

 

 

 

 

Tuition includes:

  • Text books, visual aids, and study materials
  • X-ray training in compliance with Alabama State regulations in Dental Radiology.
  • One complete set of scrubs. 
  • Certificate in Dental Assisting. 
  • Letter of Recommendation 
  • All dental equipment, instruments, and materials needed for clinical training

Payments can be made with cash, money order, official check, credit card, or Care Credit.

(If using CareCredit use Provider name Dr. Bruce Young)

Refund and Cancellation Policy

30 days or more prior to first class: Tuition refunded minus $500 cancellation fee
Less than 30 days prior to first class: Tuition credited to future course 
Tuition credit expires after 18 months

Occasionally, circumstances arise which prevent an individual from completing the program 
Future enrollment for those who withdraw will be evaluated on a case by case basis. 
Any student who is dismissed or expelled will not be granted readmission into the program.


Course Outline

I. Dental Theory and Terminology

a. Anatomy: tooth identification and numbering system. 
b. Instrument names, function, and identification 
c. Equipment operation and usage 
d. Treatment Options

II. Four-Handed Dental Assisting

a. Chair-side assisting, transferring instruments, and suctioning
b. Positioning of patient, assistant, and doctor
c. Operatory room set-ups and Protocols:

1. Restorative Dentistry 
2. Oral Surgery 
3. Crown and Bridge 
4. Endodontics 
5. Periodontics 
6. Pedodontics

III. Radiology

a. X-ray theory and technique 
b. Intra-oral biting, panoramic, and endodontic exposure methods 
c. Developing x-rays 
d. X-ray identification, interpretation, and safety precautions

IV. Impressions and model trimming

a. Impression material and usage 
b. Wax bites and counter impressions 
c. Model pouring and trimming

V. Cements and Liners

a. Introduction to cements and liners 
b. Cement mixing

VI. Sterilization techniques

a. Sterilization theory and terminology
b. Instrument and equipment sterilization 
c. Treatment room disinfection and asepsis technique
d. Handpiece care and maintenance

VII. OSHA and CPR Certification

VIII. Reception and Front Desk Management

a. Phone Techniques and appointment control. 
b. Billing: accounts receivable and accounts payable 
c. Insurance terminology and coding 
d. Insurance forms and pre-treatment estimates

IX. Job Interview and Placement Assistance

a. Proper image and What to expect 
b. Resume and interview preperation
c. How to answer difficult interview questions 
d. Interview Do's and Don'ts

X. Final Exam

Clinicals will be held during Weeks 10 and 11.

 


Course Schedule 2017

 
8 Hour Days – Saturdays only – 12 Week Classes

March 4th – May 20th
 

 


Dental Assistant Job Outlook:

Dental health is vitally important to everyone. Cavities, gum infections and other dental issues aren't just painful and unsightly, but they can lead to other health problems, including heart disease. This is why dentistry is an important component of American's health care industry.

Of course, you don't need to be a dentist to be part of a modern dental practice. Many dental offices employ support personnel who perform a whole range of critical roles. One of these roles is that of dental assistant.

Dental assistants help dentists during examinations and procedures. They also prepare patients for their exams, take X-rays, sterilize instruments, and perform many on-site laboratory duties.

After a few years in this position, many dental assistants get additional training to become dental hygienists, who have even more duties and tend to earn even higher salaries.

The Regional Dental Assisting Institute will meet for 12 Saturdays from 8:00 am – 5:00pm. This incredible program will teach you the basics and fundamentals of Dental Assisting. Dental Assisting is one of the top careers in healthcare that does not require a college degree. In fact, with our training program and a high school diploma or GED, and individual with no prior experience in the dental field can launch their career in as little as 12 weeks! We offer hands-on-training with all of our equipment, instruments, and dental materials. This ensures that you will be familiar with equipment and materials and will have had the opportunity to use them prior to beginning your career.