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Frequently Asked Questions
You are being taught in the same environment that you will be in once employed, rather than in a school setting. Your instructors are active professionals, currently working in a dental practice. Unlike other dental assisting programs, you will receive a certificate of completion in a matter of weeks and can begin working right away in the career that you have chosen.
Our unique dental assisting course is just 12 weeks long and includes a two-week clinical rotation and an internship/externship. When you enroll in our program, we will provide you with a course outline and schedule.
We cover a full range of topics over the course of your training including:
- Radiology theory and practice of intraoral and extraoral X-ray techniques and procedures
- Cements and liners
- Model pouring and trimming
- Crown and bridge instruments and materials, including making temporary restorations
- Office management, including front desk operation, appointments, billing, office management software and OSHA regulations
- Treatment techniques for all areas of dentistry, including preventive care, restorative dentistry, periodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, pediatric dentistry and orthodontics
- Sterilization procedures
Absolutely! In fact, it is predicted that there will be a 19 percent job growth (much faster than average) in dental assisting until 2026!
In order to pass the course and graduate, you must get at least an 85%.
Next Class Starts Soon
Classes are filling up quick.
Students are placed in a 20-hour per week clinical rotation for a final applied clinical experience with chair-side assisting in 4-handed dentistry, radiographic techniques, and assisting during specialty procedures.
How soon can I get a job after graduating?
Can I keep my current job while in the program?
OceanPointe Dental Academy provides students with a detailed education in modern dental practices, complete with hands-on training from practicing dental professionals in real-life dental offices
True Hands-on Experience Assisting a Real Dentist With Real Patients.
Every one of our students will assist a licensed dentist one-on-one in various dental procedures on real patients – not just on manikins.
Clinical practice is performed on other students and real patients to enhance the learning experience – all under the watchful eyes of our instructors.
Our learning model allows us to keep the cost of education extremely low. We offer financing with rates that are geared towards students.
We hire the most qualified and experienced instructors in town. All of our instructors are either distinguished dental assistants or dental professionals.
We offer multiple locations and times, including Saturdays. Students will complete reading assignments and online quizzes during the week.
This allows flexibility for our students to continue working while being prepared for their next career.
Digital Radiography Training & Beyond
Our students learn to take digital radiographs on state-of-the-art X-ray machines as well as with traditional film.
Every OceanPointe campus across the country has all the latest modern technology to train students to take excellent intraoral and extraoral radiographs.