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This intensive course is intended for those who are looking for a career that is in demand, that is recession-proof, pays well, offers job security and is in the dental health field. It is also intended for those who are maybe working full-time already, and need a course with a flexible schedule. You must have at minimum a knowledge of e-mail, the Internet and word-processing computer programs such as Microsoft Word.

Includes our interactive dental software simulation platform to aid in the learning process.

The comprehensive Dental Receptionist curriculum is a 7-week program consisting of 56 hours of lecture and chair side clinical training. In addition, 20 hours of patient clinicals during normal clinic hours and 50 hours of externship at an off-campus facility with a practicing dentist which MCP obtains.

Week One

In order to work proficiently in the dental front office, you will need to know key dental terms, like crowns, bridges, apex and much more. We’re going to familiarize you with the different positions in the dental office, such as the hygienist, the dental assistant, and what they do. You will also need to know the dental specialties, and what the different specialists do, such as orthodontists, periodontists and so on.This is where you learn the Skills methods of providing outstanding customer service. Discuss team strategies and personal strategies for providing exceptional patient care.

Week Two

This week you will learn the most common charting symbols and techniques used in dental offices. Infection is important for every position in the dental office. You’ll understand the infection process cycle, universal and standard precautions, dental office assistant's role in safety, reducing chance of disease transmission, dental facility safety hazards and prevention, sanitization, disinfection, and sterilization of treatment rooms, equipment, and dental pieces.

Week Three

This week you will learn the concepts behind creating a payment plan or installment plan for patients, as well as other customer service techniques. As you go through the labs this week, you will learn about different types of insurance plans, how to create a customized payment plan for a patient, submit an insurance claim and read an Explanation of Benefits document. Learn Dental practice overhead costs; making bank deposits; processing invoices; writing out and documenting checks; performing a bank reconciliation; the three basic types of payroll; business tax reporting basics.

Week Four

This week you will learn the principles of scheduling while keeping in mind when learning the allotted time for different dental procedures, that different doctors prefer different time amounts for each procedure. You’ll be able to schedule a patient using correct scheduling techniques and principles.

Week Five

This week the student will learn concepts of bookkeeping for manual and computerized systems. The student will learn how to collect patient and insurance payments and make payments to other companies, daily journal use; properly balancing petty cash; common dental office reports.

Week Six

This week you will learn how to organize a patient's chart. Inside a patient's chart, are several forms, the dental chart and x-rays. All dental office staff should know how to mount and store x-ray films. Mounting and storing x-rays can be the responsibility of the front office. A front officer might need to make duplicates of radiographic surveys if needed. Reasons are either to send to an insurance agent, if the patient is changing dentists, or to send to a specialist. This week you’ll also learn regulations and laws pertaining to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (ACT) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Week Seven

Strategies on landing your first job in a dental front office position. The student will be able to Create a resume, conduct a successful job search, and be interviewed successfully.

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! A variety of refreshments, video of your accomplishments throughout class, diplomas, games with prizes, and memories! 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 administrative 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 7 weeks, our program teaches students the skills, technology, and dental theory needed to succeed in a career as a dental office administrator.

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 Receptionist 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 administrative techniques and skills needed to perform in the dental office.

Program Structure & Schedule

A 7-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

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.