Program Outline

Our program is a total of 140 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 10

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.

Pediatric Dentistry


Polishing Teeth, Applying Fluoride, and Doing Sealants.

Certifications Received Through This Course


Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Certification for State of Florida


Florida Dental Radiography Certification


CPR Certification


All required OSHA / HIPAA training



2019 Session Dates


The aforementioned dates and schedules are subject to change.


WINTER 2019


Orientation: January 12th
Start: January 26th
End: April 6th
Graduation: April 27th

Complete.

Summer 2019


Orientation: April 27th
Start: May 11th
End: July 23rd
Graduation: August 24th

In progress…

Fall 2019


Orientation: August 24th
Start: September 7th
End: November 9th
Graduation: December 7th

NOW ON A WAIT LIST!

WINTER 2020


Orientation: January 11th
Start: January 25th
End: March 28th
Graduation: April 25th

Now accepting applications!

Summer 2020


Orientation: April 25th
Start: May 9th
End: July 25th
Graduation: August 22nd

Now accepting applications!

Fall 2020


Orientation: August 22nd
Start: September 12th
End: November 14th
Graduation: December 12th

Now accepting applications!