Curriculum

We offer a 12-week course where students will learn procedural skills, dental office management, oral anatomy, morphology and physiology, infection control, radiation health and safety, and patient education. At the completion of the twelve-week portion of the training, the student will complete a 40-hour clinical externship in a dental office and will be prepared to take the National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA®) exam, administered by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB®).

Our 12 Week Program


Week 1 – Orientation to the Dental Profession
Week 2 – Initial Clinical Orientation
Week 3 – Anatomy, Morphology and Physiology (AMP)
Week 4 – Instrumentation
Week 5 – System Training for Dental Charting, Dentrix, and Office Management
Weeks 6 & 7 – Radiation Health and Safety
Week 8 – Infection Control
Week 9 & 10 – Dental Materials
Week 11 – Advanced Clinical Procedures
Week 12 – Dental Office Emergencies
Externship