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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.
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.
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.
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: