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ABOUT OUR DENTAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM

The philosophy of the school is based on a belief that people can be trained in a relatively short period of time and provides students the focus on the critical skills to enter the world of professional Dental Assisting.  APEX dental assisting programs prepare students to be chair-side ready and able to assist the dentist by carrying out a variety of lab, clinical, and administrative duties. The semesters are 10 weeks long, with testing at the end of the program. Upon successful completion of the program our students will be eligible to take steps to become registered in dental radiography, coronal polishing, infection control, and CPR and in some locations N2O Monitoring & Administration certification is offered. 

Dental assistants have many tasks within the dental office ranging from patient care to record keeping. They provide more efficient dental treatment by preparing a patient for treatment, sterilizing instruments, passing instruments during the procedure, controlling the suction device, exposing dental radiographs, taking impressions, fabricating temporary crowns, obtaining and updating patients’ dental records, and instructing patients on postoperative and general oral health care. All of these things allow the dentist to focus more time on the procedure and seeing patients.

Opportunities and positions for dental assistants are available and growing. The earning potential of a dental assistant is above average in the healthcare assisting market segment with $37,630 as the median income for a dental assistant in 2017. The field of dental assisting is expected to grow at a much faster than average rate of 19% between 2016 and 2026 and increased awareness of oral health is the driving factor behind this.

PROGRAM FEES

Tuition: Visit the individual school page for tuition information:

  • JONESBORO SCHOOL OF DENTAL ASSISTING 

  • LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL OF DENTAL ASSISTING

  • NWA DENTAL ASSISTING ACADEMY

  • TEXARKANA SCHOOL OF DENTAL ASSISTING             -


Registration Fee: $100.00

Book and Materials: Included

Lab Supplies: Included

Licensing, Registration, and Certification Fees: ALL Included - NO HIDDEN FEES!! 

(CPR Lifesaver, N2O Administration, Dental Radiography, Coronal Polishing)*

Scrubs: One set of scrubs will be required (not provided)

 

*Select licensing, registration, and certification may not apply to all locations, depending on State Dental Board requirements.

 

FINANCING OPTIONS:

In addition to the payment options Apex Dental Education Network offers, financing options are available through lenders that offer NO interest or LOW interest rates and payback options along with a quick and easy application process. Click on the options below to find out more.

Three payment options are available including a full payment option and two down-payment options.

AREF provides funding for students who attend proprietary schools which usually do not participate in the federal student loan programs. These loans will be set at a competitive interest rate and will require a co-signor.

CareCredit offers shorter term financing options of 6, 12, 18 or 24 months no interest is charged when the minimum monthly payments are made and the full amount is paid by the end of the promotional period.

Curriculum

Following is a general outline of the order the weekly topics will be presented throughout the semester. Lab exercises will typically be related to the topics covered in the morning learning session:

 

WEEK 1.

Introduction to Dental Assisting, Professional and Legal Aspects of Dental Assisting, Anatomy and Physiology, Dental Anatomy

WEEK 2.

Disease Transmission, Infection Control and management of Hazardous Materials, Surface Disinfection and Treatment Room Preparation, Instrument Processing

WEEK 3.

Clinical Dentistry, Moisture Control, The Dental Patient, The Dental Examination

WEEK 4.

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, Pain and Anxiety Control, Radiation Safety and Production of X-rays, Oral Radiography

WEEK 5.

Preventive Care, Coronal Polishing and Dental Sealants, Instruments, Handpieces, and Accessories, Restorative Materials

WEEK 6.

Periodontics, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics

WEEK 7.

CPR Certification Presentation and Exam - Restorative Procedures, Impression Materials and Laboratory Procedures, Prosthodontics

WEEK 8.

N2O Presentation and Exam; The Job Search

WEEK 9.

Final Review of Chapters, Class Final Exam, Lab Final Exam

WEEK 10.

Additional Lab Work, Review of Expanded Functions and State Licensing examinations and requirements required for licensing

Jonesboro School of Dental Assisting

2606 Browns Lane

Jonesboro, AR 72401

www.NEADentalAssisting.com

Texarkana School of Dental Assisting

4115 Jefferson Ave

Texarkana, AR 71854

www.TXRDA.com

Little Rock School of Dental Assisting

4220 N Rodney Parham Rd, Ste 200

Little Rock, AR 72212

www.LRSDA.com

West Memphis School of  Dental Assisting

126 West Bond Ave

West Memphis, AR 72301

www.WestMemphisRDA.com

NWA Dental Assisting Academy

306 NE Blake St, Ste 3

Bentonville, AR 72712

www.NWADentalAssisting.com

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4220 N Rodney Parham Rd

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Little Rock, AR 72212