Program Outline

Our program is a total of 120 hours.

Classroom Hours
Lab Hours
Externship Hours

Week 1

Intro to Dental Assisting

Introduction to Dentistry, Dental Assisting, Structures of the Head and Neck, Dental Anatomy and Tooth Morphology.

Week 2

Four-Handed Dentistry

Instrument Transfer, Isolation Techniques, Suctioning (HVE), Local Anesthesia, Patient Positioning, and Handpiece Maintenance. Disease Transmissions and Pathology, Sterilization and Disinfection Control, Hazards management, and Emergencies.

Week 3


Theory and Practice of Intraoral & Extraoral X-ray Techniques and X-ray Safety.

Week 4

Amalgam and Composites

Dental Materials, Instruments, Mixing, Curing, Tubs & Trays. Polishing Composite Restorations.

Week 5

Office Management

Phones, Appointments, Billing, Insurance, Charting, Job Interview, Externships, Florida State Regulations, Midterm.

Week 6

Luting Agent in Dentistry

Adhesives, Cements & Liners, Alginate Impressions, Clinic Notes.

Week 7

Oral Surgery and Periodontics, Lasers, Sedation

Oral Surgery & Periodontal Instruments and Materials, Sterilization Procedures and Nitrous Administration.

Week 8

Crown & Bridge

Crown & Bridge Instruments and Materials, Temporary Restorations, and Bite Registration. OSHA, Blood Borne Pathogens, and CPR

Week 9

Endodontics, Orthodontic, Bleaching & Oral Appliances

Root Canal Setups and Instrumentation, Overview of Orthodontic Terminology and Supplies/Instruments, Whitening Techniques and Different Type of Appliances for the Mouth.

Week 10

Pediatric Dentistry

Polishing Teeth, Applying Fluoride, and Doing Sealants.

2018 Session Dates

Please note, the aforementioned dates and schedules are subject to change.

Winter 2018

Orientation: January 13th
Start: January 27th
End: April 7th
Graduation: April 28th

Spring 2018

Orientation: May 5th
Start: May 19th
End: July 28th
Graduation: August 18th

Fall 2018

Orientation: August 25th
Start: September 8th
End: November 10th
Graduation: December 8th