Dental Assisting School

At the Academy of Dental Assisting, we know that you have other education options besides our own, but we firmly believe that our school will get you the best training in the fastest time. Additionally, because we’re fully accredited, our certificates and diplomas will carry the most weight with employers.

Academy of Dental Assisting Certificate Programs

Basic Dental Assisting

Our Basic Dental Assisting Program is an accelerated, 8-week program that thoroughly trains you to work in both a business and a clinical environment. We’ve been teaching this course for over 10 years. We use real dental equipment and hands-on training, and our small class sizes mean you get personalized attention. We also offer day and evening classes to fit any schedule.

Finally, the course also includes a 160-hour externship in a working dental office.

– Basic Dental Assisting
– Basic Dental Business
– Radiation Safety & Radiation Technique

Clinical Topics Covered:
– Dental Charting
– Dental X-Ray Techniques (Includes Certificates For Both Radiation Safety & Dental Radiation – Technique)
– Indiana Radiation Certificate Available
– Dental Materials (Filling & Impression)
– Preventive Dentistry
– Dental Anatomy & Physiology
– Sterilization & Infection Control
– Instrumentation (4-handed Dentistry)
– Clinical Procedures

Business Topics Covered:
– Dental Software Training (Eaglesoft)
– The Dental Team
– Customer Service
– Appointment Control
– The Dental Record
– Supply Management
– Payment Options
– Billing & Collections
– Interacting with Third Party Payers
– Personnel Management
– Infection Control & OSHA
– Patient Education
– Dental Anatomy
– Patient Relations
– Legal Considerations
– Dealing with Challenging Situations
– Record Management
– Dental Office Correspondence

Ready to get started with your career as a Dental Assistant? Enroll Now

Advanced Dental Assisting Program

Want to become more attractive to employers? Enroll in our Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) program. This 14-week training course covers our Basic Dental Assisting Program and includes our expanded program to increase your skillset even further. Most EDDA certifications are hurriedly taught to students in 4 days, but we spend 4-6 weeks on just this section to cover more detail and repetition. When you exit our course, you’ll know more and know it better than your peers.

– Expanded Duties Dental Assisting approved by the Kentucky Board of Dentistry for 32 hours CE credit.

Topics Covered:
– Dental Materials
– Oral Environment
– Finishing and Polishing
– Rubber Dam Placement
– Sealants
– Toffelmeir Bands
– Custom Trays
– Mylar Strips
– Custom Bases
– Composites
– Dental Cements
– Wedging
– Temporary Crowns
– MSDS Labeling
– Principle of Bonding
– Composite Material
– Placement of Amalgam and Composite Restorations

Ready to get started with your career as a Dental Assistant? Enroll Now!

Diploma Programs

The Academy of Dental Assisting’s Diploma Program is custom designed to help you achieve maximum success in a wide variety of dental assisting professions. You could be working at the office of a general dentist, an orthodontist, an endodontist, or others. Your tasks could be spread out among different procedures or laser focused to doing one thing and doing it perfectly. Also, don’t forget the business office! Our diploma program also prepares you to be a Business Assistant, Patient Care Coordinator, or Office Manager. If you truly want to make a difference in this field, a diploma with the Academy of Dental Assisting is the place to start.

Upon Successful completion of this comprehensive program at the Academy of Dental Assisting, you will be awarded a Diploma in Dental Assisting.

Areas of study include:
– Clinical dental assisting – utilizing actual dental operatories in each clinical classroom
– Dental business office training – taught by a practice manager utilizing dental software
– CPR – certification by the American Heart Association for healthcare providers
– Kentucky Certification in Radiology Safety and Technique – Indiana approved radiology program
– Practice management – advanced business office training for those pursuing management positions
– Expanded Duties Dental Assisting (EDDA) – taught on-site utilizing real dental equipment
– Dental specialties – will prepare you to work for a variety of dental specialists
– Professional development – to get you job ready!
– 300 externship hours in an actual dental office

Career Choices:
– Expanded Duties Dental Assistant -(EDDA)
– Office manager, Business Assistant, Patient Care Coordinator – general dentistry or specialty office
– Orthodontic Assistant – braces
– Endodontic Assistant – performs root canals
– Oral Surgery Assistant – performs surgery of the head and neck
– Pedodontic Assistant – Children’s dentistry
– General Dentist Assistant
– Periodontics Assistants – treatment of gums

Ready to get started with your career as a Dental Assistant? Enroll Now!