Program Details

Welcome

Dear Student,

Thank you so much for your interest in Dental Assistant School Of Atlanta. I, along with our instructors look forward to welcoming you to our innovative and unique course in dental assisting. We offer a course designed to give you the skills necessary to start your new career, at a minimum cost of time and expense.

We offer this opportunity from the perspective of practicing dentists and experienced dental assistants in the setting of an actual dental office. While we will seek to give you exposure to a wide range of techniques, materials, and dental knowledge, we will focus on the skills that dentists see as “core necessities” for starting a position as a dental assistant right away.

Dental assisting position opportunities for trained dental assistants are readily available in today’s marketplace. While no one can guarantee position placement, the dental profession is currently facing a shortage of trained dental assistants. With our course, you will be equipped to start your new exciting career in dental assisting with an eye on future opportunities.

Our enrollment process is easy and we will guide you every step of the way.

Are you ready to change your life?

 

Cost & Payment Options

The registration fee ($295) is due at time of enrollment to hold your place in the class.

The total cost for the 13 week Dental Assisting Program is $3,105 and many students utilize our financing options. Click here to see if you qualify.

There are a limited number of seats available in each class. Seats are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Start your Enrollment Application here.

Financing options are available to help students receive a quality yet affordable education.

Ask an admissions representative about how you can lower your monthly payments through our financing partners.

Click here to see if you qualify.

Schedules

  • Fall (13 weeks)

    August 22, 2022 - November 14, 2022
    Day/Time Options:
    (Monday 9:45am - 6pm)
    (Saturday 9:45am - 6pm)
    (Tuesday / Thursday 5:45pm - 9:30pm)

    Registration Deadline: August 8, 2022

  • Winter (13 weeks)

    January 2, 2023 - March 27, 2023
    Day/Time Options:
    (Monday 9:45am - 6pm)
    (Saturday 9:45am - 6pm)
    (Tuesday / Thursday 5:45pm - 9:30pm)

    Registration Deadline:December 19, 2022

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)

We are approved providers for the grant given through this amazing program! The grant that this program offers covers the entire tuition cost! Grant money does not need to be paid back.

We have direct contacts for your county to put you in touch with.

Financial Options

Financing options are available to help students receive a quality yet affordable education. Ask an admissions representative about how you can lower your monthly payments through our financing partners.

Click here to see if you qualify.

CREDIT CARD

Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express

In-House Payment Options

There are affordable financing options to make sure everyone can afford this program.

There are a limited number of seats available in each class. Seats are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Graduate Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median dental assistant salary in Georgia is $39,860 a year and is rising because dental assistants are in such high demand.

The highest-earning dental assistants are earning as much as $45,000 a year. Once you become a dental assistant there are many different paths you can take to advance. After graduating from our program you will have the opportunity to earn advanced certifications while working in a dental office. Additional certifications provide a pathway to continue advancing your dental assisting career.

Here is an example of the path that Madison took:

Dental Assistant Position Placement

During the program, you will do 75 hours of learning from shadowing professionals at a dental office. We then help match you with a dental practice so you can start your career as a successful dental assistant upon completion of the program.

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Program

DA 101 - Introduction to the Profession

Students are introduced to the profession of Dentistry and the responsibilities of the dental health team which includes the dentist, hygienist, the front office personnel and the back office personnel.

DA 102 - Ethical and Legal Issues

Students will learn the ethics governing dentistry and the various governmental agencies entrusted with the regulation of the dental profession to ensure and protect the public from incompetent and unethical practices. Topics include licensure procedures and credentialing.

DA 103 - Dental Radiography

Students will learn the basic principles of X-Ray. The operating principle of the X-Ray Machine is also discussed. Topics also include types of film exposures and film processing errors.

DA 104 - Human Dentition

Students will learn the form and structures of the human natural teeth in the dental arch. Topics also include the method of identifying teeth by using the Universal Numbering System for permanent and primary teeth.

DA 105 - Composition of Teeth and Dental Terminology

Students will learn the different parts of the tooth.  Topics include cervix, apex, dental pulp, tissues of the teeth such as enamel, dentin and cementum. Also includes discussion of anatomical landmarks of the tooth and dental terminology. 

DA 106 - Tissues Surrounding the Teeth

Students will learn the tissues supporting the human teeth. Topics include the alveolar process, the periodontal ligament and the gingiva (gums) which are collectively known as the periodontium.

DA 107 - Bones of the Head

Students will learn the basic anatomy and physiology of the human skull. Topics include the cranium and the bones of the face.

DA 108 - Muscles of the Head and Neck and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and Paranasal Sinuses

Students will learn the muscles of the head and neck and the temporomandibular joint which connects the maxillary and mandibular jaws. Topic also includes paranasal sinuses which are the air cavities in the bones above and each side of the nasal cavities.

DA 109 - Oral Pathology

Student will learn the nature of diseases that affect oral structures and regions nearby. Topics include discussion on how to distinguish normal from abnormal conditions in the oral cavity.

DA 110 - Oral Cavity, Salivary Glands and Immune System

Students will earn the cavity of the mouth and the salivary glands which are located outside the oral cavity. Topics include discussion of infectious diseases that can be transmitted from the patient in a dental environment.

DA 111 - Dental Materials

Students will learn various materials used in dentistry. Topics include cavity varnishes and liners, dental cements, surgical cements/periodontal dressing, glass ionomer cements, composites, sealants and dental amalgams.

DA 112 - Pediatric Dentistry

Specialty limited to the dental care of children. The students will learn the special requirements prior to treatment of children. Topics include informed consent from guardians, behavioral management of children during treatment and the common pediatric dental procedures. (Prerequisite: None)

DA 113 - Removal Prosthodontics (RPD)

Removable Prosthodontics (RPD) replaces missing teeth. The students will learn the component parts of both the partial and complete RPD’s and the various steps necessary to take during replacement appointments with patients.

DA 114 - Fixed Prosthodontics

Complete restoration, or the replacement, of one or more teeth in a dental arch. The students will learn the different types of fixed prosthodontics restorations.

DA 115 – Endodontics

More commonly referred to as Root Canal Therapy. The students will learn the steps in a root canal procedure and the different instruments and materials required.

DA 116 - Topical and Local Anesthesia

Application of anesthetics to oral tissues. The students will learn the properties of anesthesia and when and where they are used.

DA 117 – Orthodontics

Prevention and correction of dental and oral deviations. The students will learn the various types and causes of malformations and malocclusions and how they are corrected.

DA 118 – Periodontics

Deals with the prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases which is the most common cause of tooth loss. The students will learn the causes of periodontal disease, symptoms, examination procedures and treatment.

DA 119 - Oral Surgery

Involves with removal of teeth, treating jaw fractures, bone and tissue grafts and removal of tumors and cysts and reconstruction of oral and dental deformities. The students will learn the various procedures and instruments used in oral surgery.

DA 120 - Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

Risk associated with providing medical and dental care. The students will learn how to respond to medical emergencies.

DA 121 - Radiography In Depth Overview

The students will have an in depth review of subjects likely to be encountered on the state specific radiographic written examination. A good grasp of this subject will greatly enhance the student’s likelihood of passing the written examination.

DA 122 – Front Office Mgt. and Resume Preparation

Students learn front office duties, reception, record keeping, patient scheduling and general office management/maintenance. The students will also learn how to write effective resumes.

LAB SESSIONS

LAB 101 - Dental Chair and Infection Control (PPE)

Students will learn the different components of the dental operatory and dental chair. They will be taught how to operate the dental chair and the various associated instruments

The goals of infection control are discussed together with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements and standards. Students are taught how to don the various Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required in the dental clinic.

LAB 102 – Infection Control: Maintaining the Operating Field, Dental Instruments and Trays

Students will learn the techniques in maintaining the operating field clean, visible, accessible and comfortable for the patient. They will also learn the various dental instruments, how they are organized to the tasks they are to perform and separated onto trays. During this session, a clinical video of the set-up and breakdown of the dental operatory will be shown.

LAB103 – Infection Control: Treatment Preparation and Clean-up

Students will learn the procedures performed by the dental assistant prior to seating a patient in the operatory. Students are taught to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guidelines in effective infection control. They will also learn the various procedures required to be accomplished following dental treatment.

LAB 104 - Radiography Basics and X-Ray Procedures

Students will learn basic x-ray techniques. They will also learn how to take full mouth series of x-rays. Students will be asked to take x-rays, developing and mounting radiographs.

LAB 105 - Dental Charting

Students will learn how to document the present dental conditions of the patient and the dental services to be rendered. This serves as a legal record of the patient. The students are taught and asked to prepare a dental chart using appropriate symbols, abbreviations and Black Cavity Classifications.

LAB 106 - Alginate Impressions, Laboratory Materials and Techniques

Students will learn that Alginate Impressions are taken in order to capture an accurate three dimensional duplication of a patient’s teeth and/or surrounding tissues. Students are taught how to get alginate impressions. Students also learn to take impressions using silicon and gypsum.

LAB 107 - Restorative Materials and Techniques

Students will learn the use of bonding agents to be used between the tooth structures and the restoration. They are taught to prepare bonding agents using various instruments. In addition to the actual demonstration, a clinical video of amalgam restoration and composite resin restoration is shown to the students during this session.

LAB 108 - Pedodontic Procedures

Students will learn the procedure performed if the pulp of a primary or newly erupted permanent tooth has been exposed. Students are taught to set up trays for the pulpotomy and stainless crown placement procedure. Students are also taught how to mix Zinc Oxide Eugenol (ZOE) base and permanent cement. A clinical video of crown preparation is shown during this session.

LAB 109 - Removable Prosthodontics

Students will learn the steps involved in the fabrication and installation of complete (full) and partial dentures. Students are asked to practice putting tray set-ups together for each stage of removable and Prosthodontic fabrication and delivery.

LAB 110 - Fixed Prosthodontics

Students will learn the proper technique for expelling impression materials. They are taught how to fabricate and adjust temporaries.

LAB 111 - Endodontic Instruments and Procedures

Students will learn endodontics (root canal) procedures and the various materials and instruments use. Students are taught to place the rubber dam on the typodont.

LAB 112 – Techniques in Administering Anesthesia

Students will learn the proper use of anesthesia in the dental practice. Students are taught how to load syringes, proper passing techniques and safe recapping techniques.

LAB 113 - Placing Sealants and Home Bleaching

Students will learn that newly erupted and caries free teeth benefit from sealants. Students are taught how to apply sealants and bleaching techniques.

LAB 114 - Periodontal Treatment, Coronal Polishing, Oral Hygiene and Preventive Dentistry

Students will learn the various steps and instruments used in sealing, prophylaxis and coronal polishing. Students are taught the techniques in passing periodontal instruments and are taught how to assemble the ultrasonic scaler correctly. Additionally, they will be taught the process of removing stained and soft deposits from the clinical crown of a tooth.

LAB 115 - Oral Surgical Procedures

 Students will learn the instruments needed for routine surgical and dental extraction. Students are taught instrument passing in the correct order for a typical tooth extraction and how they are passed over a patient. To further enhance classroom demonstration, a clinical video of oral surgical procedure is shown to the students during this session.

LAB 116 – CPR Training and Certification

Students are taught how to administer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Training will be conducted by representatives of the local American Red Cross or Fire Department. Upon completion of this training students will be awarded Certificates of Completion.

PRACTICAL EXAMS REVIEW/PRACTICAL EXAMS/FINAL EXAMS AND GRADUATION
EXT101- INTERNSHIP

Students will undergo 75 hours of on the job training in the office WITH Dr. Damaries Candelario-Soto to further enhance their hands-on experience. This training will be conducted at the premises of the Dental Assistant School of Atlanta dental practice.

Tours

To schedule a tour please call (770) 299-4877 or email info@dentalassistantatlanta.com

Program Catalog

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