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Here are just a few classes you will take during the Dental Assistant program:
- Dental Specialties
- Preventative Dentistry
- Dental Radiography
Morning Classes: Start at 8:00 am and end at 12:00 pm.
Breaks are scheduled after 50 minutes of instruction and last for 10 minutes.
Current students at our Phoenix campus enjoy convenient access to our cafe, which offers a full menu of breakfast and lunch options 5 days a week.
What Classes Will I Take?
Here are just a few of the classes you will take during the Dental Assisting Program:
Dental Materials and Laboratory Procedures
Dental Office Administration
31.5 CREDITS – 732.5 CONTACT HOURS – 40 WEEKS
The goal of the Dental Assistant Program is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to qualify for entry level positions as dental assistants. Since they are trained in clinical, radiographic and administrative procedures, their services are also sought by dental schools, dental supply manufacturers, hospital dental departments, and insurance companies. Graduates are also capable of filling entry level positions such as dental receptionist, dental insurance clerk, dental supply salesperson, and administrative assistant.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the Dental Assistant diploma program, graduates will contribute to the areas of:
- Explain general principles of dental office administrative planning, including bookkeeping, billing, and banking procedures.
- Explain the use of various computer and software programs used in the dental office.
- Explain and demonstrate the types and use of 4-6 handed dentistry, dental hand pieces, rotary instruments, restorative and esthetic dental materials.
- Discuss and explain the clinical equipment and treatment rooms found in the dental office.
- Discuss waste management in a dental office, protection procedures that are taken when working with hazardous chemicals and bacterial contamination.
- Discuss radiation sources and explain x-ray production, benefits, principles, and controls.
- Describe the role of the dental assistant in obtaining, processing and mounting dental radiographs.
- Discuss the concept of professionalism and demonstrate the responsibilities, qualities and characteristics of a professional dental assistant.
- Discuss aspects of a professional career, including resume preparation, sources of employment, job interview skills, salary negotiations and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Residential Program Requirements:
|Program Concentration -31.5 Credits -732.5 Contact Hours||Credit Hrs||Lecture Hrs||Lab Hrs||Practicum|
|DA 101 Anatomy, Head and Neck Anatomy, Tooth Morphology, and Pharmacology||4||40||40||0|
|DA 102 Preventative Dentistry, Microbiology, Pathology, and Infection Control||4||40||40||0|
|DA 103 Dental Specialties||4||40||40||0|
|DA 104 Dental Office Administration, Medical Emergencies, and CPR||3.5||32.5||40||0|
|DA 105 Dental Radiography||4||40||40||0|
|DA 106 Restorative Dentistry||4||40||40||0|
|DA 107 Dental Materials and Laboratory Procedures||4||40||40||0|
|DA 190 Clinical Practicum/Externship||4||0||0||180|
Your education is a big investment and Brookline College believes no investment offers more potential. A new career can transform your life, and we’re here to help you make that happen.
- At Brookline College there are no hidden costs. Our tuition includes books, supplies and all fees.
- Tuition: Please call or click Request Info to determine your cost.
- Program length: 40 weeks.
Paying For School
- More than 88% of Brookline College students use some form of financial aid (3) to help cover the cost of their education (4). That’s why we offer personalized counseling from a Student Finance Advisor to help make your college experience more affordable.
- We have also provided The Net Price Calculator that will provide preliminary, non-binding estimates of federal, state, and institutional aid eligibility based on federal methodology.
(3) Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
(4) Percentage calculated by Brookline College for the 2015-16 school year.
We want to be sure your career goals are in line with your selected program of study. Our admission process will help you understand our programs and the career expectations in the field.
Five Simple Steps:
- Visit the campus. See what Brookline and the Dental Assistant Program is all about.
- Complete a Visitor Information Form.
- Complete a financial aid interview to develop a financial plan.
- Complete the Enrollment Agreement with an Admissions Representative to include collecting all necessary documentation.
- Meet with the Director of Education, or an appropriate Department Director to discuss any unusual enrollment circumstances or accommodations needed to successfully complete the program.
Once all requirements have been completed, the Director of Admissions, Director of Education, and Campus Director reviews the application for approval. Applicants are notified of their acceptance promptly.
- Accreditation is the recognition that an institution maintains the standards required to achieve the credentials for professional practice. It is the status granted to an institution that meets or exceeds specific criteria of educational quality as defined by the accrediting agency.
- Institutional Accreditation: Brookline College’s Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, and Albuquerque campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. On December 12, 2016, the Secretary of the Department of Education upheld a decision to end recognition of ACICS as a recognized accreditor. Institutions accredited by ACICS will have until June 12, 2018 to obtain accreditation from a recognized accreditor.