Program Outline

Our program is a total of 120 hours.

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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

Radiology


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