Our program is a total of 140 hours. Classes are held on Saturdays from 8 AM – 5 PM.
Orientation: January 14th
January 28th – April 1st
Graduation: April 22nd
Orientation: April 22nd
May 6th – July 22nd
Graduation: August 20th
Orientation: July 22nd
August 5th – October 21st
Graduation: November 12th
Introduction to Dentistry, Dental Assisting, Structures of the Head and Neck, Dental Anatomy and Tooth Morphology.
Any person who has attained a high school diploma or G.E.D. High School Equivalency Certificate is eligible to attend Bartram Dental Assisting School, subject to personal interview. All applicants must exhibit a proper willingness and enthusiasm to learn the art of dental assisting while presenting themselves professionally.
Admissions at Bartram Dental Assisting School are conducted throughout the year. Those applications who apply during the course of class training will be given first consideration to be enrolled in the next course. New classes will start approximately every 10-14 weeks. A second semester high school Senior may take our course on the condition that he/she has an overall grade average of 3.0. Credit may be granted, subject to the director’s approval, for previous education of training.
To apply, please fill out the admission form linked in the section to the right. After we receive your application it will be reviewed and processed by our admissions department. Bartram Dental Assisting School requires a personal interview with each applicant prior to acceptance, someone will contact you after receiving and processing your application to set up this personal interview. After the interview, the School Board will send you a letter of acceptance or denial depending on the applicants interview. A background check is then run on all applicants prior to the acceptance into the program. There is a $150 fee for this service.
An Orientation will be conducted for all accepted students and their spouses or parents, as is appropriate, approximately two weeks prior to the first day of each class session. This gives everyone an opportunity to become familiar with each other and serves as a question-and-answer period for students, family, instructors and faculty alike. Admission representatives are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The Bartram Dental Assisting School does not discriminate in admissions or access to or treatment of employments in its program and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability or any other reason prohibited by law.
Bartram Dental Assisting School reserves the right to change program start dates, tuition, or to cancel a program. Any changes will be made in accordance with the Florida Commission for Independent Education rules and regulations and students will be notified of changes. Students will abide by the roles and regulations of the school at the time of their enrollment. Currently enrolled students will not be affected by tuition increases.
Any person with a criminal record at the felony level is advised that he or she may be prohibited from employment in the dental healthcare setting requiring background checks. The form for Florida Dental Radiography Certificate requires you to answer questions about any criminal record.
Tuition is due and payable in advance. However, students may elect to arrange for other payment options while attending school as described below. The tuition for the Entry Level Expanded Functions Dental Assisting program is $6,200. Tuition may be paid using any of the following options:
Payment in full before the day prior to orientation.
We accept cash, check, or any major credit card. The total using this option is $6,200.
Down payment of at least $3000 with weekly payments made to the program.
The remaining amount due is $3,200 with a BDAS finance charge of 9.5%. The total cost of using this option, including tuition and the finance charge, is $6,500. The weekly payment amount will be based on the number of weeks remaining between the down payment and Orientation for your Session.
Several banks offer educational assistance.
Check with the bank that you have an established relationship with to see what programs they have available for you.
The above payment options exclude late enrollments at which payment is due at time of enrollment. None of the payment options above include the non-refundable $150.00 Registration Fee due after the personal interview. This fee is for a Background Check that we do on all applicants prior to acceptance into the program. All tuition and fees are subject to change. Only 8 students are enrolled per term. Seats are reserved once payment has been received.
The school will provide the following items: