Dental Assisting from Academy of Dental Assisting

The Academy of Dental Assisting offers Dental Assisting classes and training to the general public. Our small class sizes, flexible schedules, and hands-on training mean that you’re put on the fast track to a successful and rewarding dental assisting career. Read further for more information!

Dental Assisting

Dental Assistants provide a wide variety of services that are vital to success in the dental office. As such, these posistions are highly sought after by all dentists and are professional and rewarding jobs. In this economy, that’s saying something! If you’re looking for a career in the dental assisting field, look no further than the Academy of Dental Assisting.

The Academy of Dental Assisting is a fully accredited school that puts you on the fast track to becoming a Dental Assistant. We offer two certificate programs and several diploma programs, all run by our knowledgeable and top-notch staff that knows what skills are required to be successful in this field.

Certificate Programs

Basic Dental Assisting

Our Basic Dental Assisting Program is one of our best: an accelerated, 8-week program that prepares you to work in both the clinical and business environments in the office. This gives you maximum hiring flexibility and the largest skillset. Our classes in this course usually have a 6:1 student to teacher ratio or less, meaning you’ll always be one question away from your teacher’s full 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
– Suppy 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, then throws in our Expanded program to increase your skillset even further. Most EDDA certifications take years, but ours take only months.

– 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!