We offer a 12-week program. Currently on Mondays & Wednesdays from 5:30 P.M – 9:30 P.M. But what does the program look like? Moreover, what will you be learning in those 12 weeks?
Your Responsibilities as A Committed Student
I have to stop the party bus really quick! Before we move any further, we must disclose the following.
First, each student must obtain a High School Diploma or GED to enroll, and show Hepatitis B immunization. Secondly, students are required to take and pass 8 quizzes, one written/lab midterm and one written/lab final exam. Then, each student must have a cumulative score of 75% or higher to pass. Lastly, each student is encouraged to obtain 40 hours of internship in a working dental office while attending this course.
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Dental Assistant Program Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide a high-quality educational experience to each enrolled student. Furthermore, our goal is to have our students acquire specialized knowledge and skills to performing the duties of a Dental Assistant.
Dental Assisting Program Main Pillars
The Four main pillars that make up our Dental Assisting Program.
Dr. Kelly Smudde of Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry, designed the program. Equally important, she designed this program knowing what dentists look for in Dental Assistants. This program aims to train students for an entry level position in a dental office.
The graduate will be able to assist the doctor, sterilize instruments, and gain a working knowledge of the modern-day dental office.
A sealant is a protective plastic coating. Sealants are applied to the biting surfaces of teeth. Further, the sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth. Thus preventing decay. You will receive a certificate upon completing the program.
Students will be taught how to use a rotary instrument. This instrument is used to remove and prevent plaque buildup on the surfaces of teeth. You will receive a certificate upon completing the program.
You will learn how to take dental x-rays and you will receive a California State Radiation Certificate.
Dental Assistant's will obtain a CPR Certificate.
Dental Assistant Classes
Here are some of the things you will learn during class.
First, and probably not too shocking, you will learn about the introduction to the dental field. Later, you will learn about dental emergencies and charting. Some classes will cover composites and classifications. Then, other classes will focus on prosthodontics, cement crowns, bridges, and implants. In addition, you will be touching on the four main pillars we just finished discussing, most of these will have live patients.
Remember we want you to be ready to find a job and be able to assist dentists.
You are one step closer to becoming a Dental Assistant! There’s probably a few more things you need. For example, what does an actual class syllabus look like? What does our school look like? Another pretty important question you might have is, how much will this cost?
When you book a tour you’ll get to meet some of our team members, some of them are graduates from our school. You'll also be able to see our dental practice, Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry.
If you’re wondering how much employers are paying dental assistants, how in demand this field is or how the future growth of the industry looks like, check out this article!