What is Covered in the Course
Advanced Dental Assisting offers an instructional program that combines real-life experience in a dental office with in-person lectures and time in operatory treatment rooms, a laboratory, and a sterilization room. Our academy is divided into a classroom portion and a clinical portion. Students must pass weekly quizzes to move on to the clinical portion of the course, where students deal with and treat actual patients.
Our Classroom portion consists of 5 in-person classroom sessions held on Saturdays and Sundays (2.5 weekends). Classes are held in our dental office 10 am-2 pm (breakfast provided). You can read, study, and learn the required material weekly at your own pace and on your own time. You will also be able to review the material as many times as you want.
Our clinical portion of your education will be held in the dental office. The clinical portion consists of 4 in-person, hands on training. It is critical that students make sure they feel comfortable before starting the clinical portion of the course due to the uniqueness of our program. In our program, we make sure students get real-life experience with patients and take impressions, x-rays, vitals, and much more on patients. Clinics are held in the dental office Mon-Fri 9-1pm. There is no set clinic schedule because we understand that students are busy with classes and work. That is why we schedule students based on THEIR schedule.
The program is conducted in just 5 WEEKS, so students can continue to hold full-time jobs, attend full time classes while they get ready for a new and rewarding career in dentistry!
Dental Assistant Program Coursework
Upon completion of the dental assistant program in the Columbus Office, graduates will be able to assist a general dentist chairside. Skills taught include:
Your studies begin with an introduction to dentistry and dental anatomy. Students learn about the various positions within the dental profession—dentists, registered dental hygienists, dental assistants and dental lab technicians. There is also a review of the major areas in a typical dental office and the equipment. Dental anatomy covers the names, structure and functions of the various teeth. Included in the class on sterilization and disinfection are OSHA standards and infectious materials. In the radiology unit, students learn how to safely mount and take digital X-rays. Radiation safety levels, errors, techniques and control factors are covered, as well. The unit prepares students for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam.