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Dental Assisting I

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.

Clinical Procedures I

Application of beginning principles and procedures of chairside assisting for individual dental procedures. Teaches the hands-on daily activities the chairside assistant performs to be an effective member of the dental health team. The manipulation and care of dental instruments, equipment, and their relationships to dental operative procedures are emphasized.

Dental Assisting II: Dental Radiography

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.

Practice Management

A survey of basic dental practice management, including business and office procedures. Application of dental software use for basic front office procedures; insurance codes and front office duties will be taught. Ethical and legal aspects of dentistry including your state’s dental assistant’s functions. Implementation of skills for seeking employment including resume design.

Dental Sciences

An overview of dental anatomy with the familiarity level of basic structures of the oral cavity, terminology, and tooth morphology; embryology and histology of the head and oral cavity. A basic survey of the head and neck anatomy; basic introduction to oral pathology and pharmacology will be covered.

Dental Materials

Detailed overview of basic dental materials including terminology, chemical, and mechanical properties of the material application used in dentistry. A lab practice.

Clinical Procedures II

A continuance of Clinical Procedures I with an addition of chairside dental assisting during patient hours with general dental and recognized dental specialties; clinical application with patient contact is continued and more advanced.

Dental Assisting Practicum

Final applied clinical experience with chairside assisting in 4-handed dentistry, radiographic techniques, and assisting during specialty procedures.

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.

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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.