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Week One

Introduction to the profession of dental assisting, with a survey of the history, dental terminology; introduction to the techniques of prevention, infection control, patient communication, and motivation; Procedures in vital signs, medical emergencies, handling of special needs, and medically compromised patients.

Week Two

Four-Handed Dentistry! Learn to assemble a Rubber Dam & Syringe. Patient Positioning and Hand Piece Maintenance. Everything you need to know about OSHA! Preparation and discussion of Dental Resumes!

Week Three

An overview of basic principles of radiograph generation, equipment, imaging sensors, image development, and radiation safety. Use of Dental Software for scanning images. Radiation Safety course is taken with DANB Radiology Certification. Included is the clinical application of exposing acceptable and diagnostic dental radiographs once the radiation safety exam is successfully completed.

Week Four

What General Dentistry is all about! Learn all about and how to place amalgam and composite restorations! Practice doing this procedure on mannequins in the real dental office. Understanding dental instruments and learn to assemble the tofflemire band.

Week Five

Learn how to take impressions and create models! Later in class, students will use these impressions & models to create their own bleaching trays that they get bleach for as well complements of Ultra Dent!

Week Six

Mid-Term Exam. Oral Surgery and Periodontal Instrumentation and Procedures. Dental Laser and Sedation, including Nitrous Oxide!

Week Seven

As a dental assistant one of the most imperative roles you will have is creating temporary crowns! You will learn how to fabricate a temporary crown for the patient and dentist and practice making these several times on mannequins until you feel confident doing it for the real world!

Week Eight

Learn all about root canals, better known in the dental world as endodontics, as well as orthodontics, or braces! A fun lecture that will engage you with better depth of common dental practices. You will also learn about Sleep Apnea in the Dental Field. It is quickly taking over and will put you ahead of other dental professionals to have this education!

Week Nine

Final Written Radiology Exam and Hands-On Radiology Practical. Let us help to prepare you for the State Board Exam with our practice exams fabricated to best mimic the Board for optimal success! Pediatric Dentistry, Job Interview Skills, Mock Interviews, and Front Desk.

Week Ten

Mid-Term Exam. Oral Surgery and Periodontal Instrumentation and Procedures. Dental Laser and Sedation, including Nitrous Oxide!

Weeks Eleven & Twelve

Final Practical Exam and Final Written Exam! At the completion of your last day, you will have the confidence to walk out into the dental world, get an amazing career doing what you love, and get paid for it!

Graduation!!

The day following the last day of class is YOUR day to shine! It is graduation day! We go off site to a large local venue to celebrate you and all your hard work! Bring your family, friends, and loved ones to celebrate you and your amazing accomplishment! This event will offer a variety of refreshments, video of your accomplishments throughout class, diplomas, games with prizes, and more! It is our pleasure to offer this day to you, our dental professional, and welcome you to an amazing career!

OceanPointe

Dentist Assisting Academy

Online live video lectures on our LMS Platform.

85% hands-on learning with state of the art equipment.

Hands-On experience with students working on each other.

50-hour externship placement for experiential learning

Taught by highly experienced dental assistants and dental hygienist educators

Gain experience using dental software.

Lifetime Job placement support.

Certificate of Completion

Financial Options Available

Complete career training in only 12 weeks.

National Certification: DANB Radiology.

Basic Life Support / CPR Certification. Included with the program.

Dental training with a focus on core dental science and clinical competencies.

If you're looking for a great career...

You're in the right place !

Are you ready to embark on a fast-paced career in dentistry, but you don’t want to spend years in school? If your answer is yes, the exciting field of dental assisting may be for you.

OceanPointe Dental Assisting Academy is here to help. In just 12 weeks, our program teaches students the skills, technology, and dental theory needed to succeed in a career in dental assisting.

With the backing of the OceanPointe 10-Dentist Advisory Board and independent dentist school owner’s combined 120+ years of daily practical experience, OceanPointe Dental Assisting Academy provides students with a detailed education in modern dental assisting practices, complete with hands-on training from practicing dental professionals in OceanPointe Dental Assisting Academy practices.

OceanPointe was founded to provide Get In, Get Out, Get Paid affordable vocation training where students can graduate and launch a career almost debt-free!

Academy Courses, Competencies & Graduation

OceanPointe Dental Assisting Academy Dental Assisting Program is designed to prepare students for work in fast-paced dental offices.

The program teaches students dental theory, the dental assistant’s role as a team member, their legal responsibility, ethical behavior, and professional conduct, as well as the clinical techniques and skills needed to perform in the dental office.

Program Structure & Schedule

A 12-Week program is offered four times per year. Our 2021 Courses Schedule is:

Winter: January – March
Spring: April – June
Summer: July – August
Fall: September – November

The 162-hour program consists of live online lecture hours and clinical hours of dental assisting.

Graduation Requirements & Certifications

To qualify for graduation from the academy, the dental assisting student must have:
  1. Earn a “C” or better in the didactic, lab, and clinical courses.
  2. Successful completion of each course in the school.
  3. Paid all fees and fines owed to the school.
  4. Return any school equipment and materials checked out to the student.

Certifications

During the program, OceanPointe Dental Assisting Academy will arrange with the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), and any other state-required testing to take the Radiation Safety course and exam to obtain a certificate in Radiation Safety.

CPR certification is provided by the American Heart Association/Health Care Provider or the American Red Cross/Professional Rescuer is a prerequisite for an OceanPointe dental assistant graduate.

Student

Testimonials

* Testimonials from our happy students across the nation.

We are proud to provide the most comprehensive dental assisting program nationwide, our students receive knowledge from prestigious members of the dental community and practice hands-on with state of the art equipment at each of our locations. We take your future seriously.