Tuition: $1799.00 There are many things that make dental assisting a rewarding and desirable career today. A respectable salary and high level of demand as well as job security even in today's economy make dental assisting a promising occupation to pursue. Also, dental assisting can open the door to other occupations within healthcare, such as becoming a dental hygienist. 

Dental assistants work alongside dentists and dental hygienists in a dental office and perform a variety of administrative and clinical tasks. The primary role of a dental assistant is assisting the dentist during procedures by providing tools and materials, and by performing dental office-related tasks. 

The 100-hour class prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions. The course will cover key areas and topics, exposing the student to both classroom and hands-on instruction. The classroom instruction reviews the necessary anatomy, terminology, legal and ethical issues as well as the policy and guidelines necessary to understanding the scope of practice and the practical aspects of Dental Assisting.  Topics include instrument identification, equipment maintenance, tooth structure and oral cavity anatomy, dental anesthesia, sterilization, and charting. The student will learn the steps necessary to assisting the dentist while providing quality dental care within the community. Curriculum includes review of tooth charting, restorations, bridge implants, bitewing, panograph, and periapical x-ray and the mixing of dental cements.

Additionally, the class includes a Healthcare Provider CPR certification class and covers the relevant material necessary to prepare students to take the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) Dental Assisting exam offered through the State of Texas.

 

New Classes Start: June 1 - August 17, 2018

Friday June 1 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Saturday June 2 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Friday June 8 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Friday June 15 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Friday June 22 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Friday June 29 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Saturday June 30 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CPR
Friday July 6 No class  
Friday July 13 No class  
Friday July 20 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Saturday July 21 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Friday July 27 No class  
Friday August 3 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Friday August 10 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. State Board Review
Saturday August 11 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. State Board Review
Friday August 17 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Final Exam
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