Arizona Dental Assistant Program near Phoenix

This program is a class-based instructional course, held in a working dental office with a lecture area as well as operatory treatment rooms for hands-on instructions in addition to a Laboratory and sterilization rooms. We're celebrating 5 years of continued success and look forward to providing each and every student the very best a Dental Assisting Program has to offer! Each program will last 12 weeks, and will consist of a total of 96 hours of classrooms and laboratory/clinical instructions. Evening classes are held Monday-Thursday and day classes are held on Fridays, thus allowing the students to hold a full time job while attending the dental assisting program. Additional study time and take home assignments will be included too. During the program, students will observe and practice on various dental procedures as part of the course requirements. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion after completing the 96 hours of classes and laboratory/clinical sessions, in addition to a minimum of 120 hours of externship.

Learning Objectives and Subjects:

The graduate will be able to assist a general dentist chair side, including passing instruments, taking diagnostically-acceptable radiographs, fabricating and placing provisional coverage, sterilizing instruments and disinfecting the treatment rooms.

This unit will provide students with information concerning the roles of dentists, registered dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dental laboratory technicians. Information is also given on the major areas of the dental office and major pieces of equipment will be explored. The dental specialties are learned in this module. Also, students will learn about the naming of teeth in accordance with their set, arch, class, type, and side. in addition to, learning about the teeth structures of which they are made and their distinguishing features. This information serves a practical purpose in dental treatment. Furthermore, students will learn how to identify primary and permanent teeth, as well as surfaces, parts of teeth, and tissue.

Admission Requirements

Students in this Program need to be 18 years of age or older. A high school diploma or G.E.D. is required to enroll in the dental assisting program. Once these requirements are met, an interview will be conducted with the student to tour the school facilities and fill all the necessary paperwork.

Enrollment Policy

Enrollment can take place up until the first day of class, depending on availability. After the first day of class, new students are only enrolled for the following session.