**Feel free to text our instructor Vanessa at (562)595-2941 for evening classes or Dorothy at (424)558-6877 for Saturday classes. We will be very happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our program.**
OUR PERSPECTIVE ON LONG-TERM VS SHORT-TERM PROGRAMS:
Our school, and we believe almost all short-term schools, use the same college textbook that the long-term schools use. These books are all excellent books, but so much of the information in them is not essential to be qualified for an entry-level DA position. The non-essential material is not in the curriculum. The intent of a short-term school is to prepare the student to meet a dentist’s expectations when they hire an entry-level assistant. The job is clearly learned on the job, working with the dentist and team, doing things their way. This is what the dentist likes.
If an individual has the time and money to attend the long-term school, great! They should learn everything needed and then some. It just doesn’t require 9-11 months to learn to be a good entry-level dental assistant. By the end of the 9-11 months, a short-term school student has probably been working 6 or 7 months. Who will be the most experienced and valuable to a dental practice, the new graduate, or the 6 or 7-month experienced assistant? It’s that simple.
We hope this may help some of you. Good luck with your future dental careers!
WHY CHOOSE OUR SHORT-TERM PROGRAM:
- Our Program Director is a dentist and will be available throughout the course
- California Dental Board Approved Certifications
- 8-12 hours weekly online and home study
- 6-8 hours weekly clinical instruction(hands-on training at our dental office)
- Instructor-student ratio during hands-on clinic is 1:4. You will receive personalized instruction to help maximize your knowledge
- Flexible 12-week schedule
- 4 required certifications issued at completion of this Dental Assistant course. Any other certifications beyond Infection Control, X-ray Safety, California Dental Practice Act, and CPR are unnecessary, an added expense, and unusable until you can become a Registered Dental Assistant
- You are eligible to sit for the RDA examination upon completion of 1280 hours of work experience AFTER completing a short-term course. See bottom of webpage for requirements: http://www.dbc.ca.gov/applicants/rda/courses.shtml
- California Dental Board-approved instructors
- Resume and portfolio development
- Personalized instruction and training for job interviews
- Upon completion, you are ready to start as an entry-level Dental Assistant
- Full Payment – $2750
- 10 Week Payment Plan – $2950
Our instructors are dedicated to helping you learn as much as possible in 10 short weeks. We will take as much time as necessary to help you understand the profession of dental assisting so you can become an invaluable member of the Dental Team!
- Thomas Boone, DDS
- Vanessa Aguilar, RDA
- Dorothy Pasamba, RDA, OAP
- Jon Nagamine, RDA, OAP
- Paula Rodriquez, OAP