Course Information

 

 

 Academy Information:

Accelerated Dental Assisting Academy, LLC, is licensed by the Louisiana Board of Regents, the Arkansas State Board of Career Education, the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary Schools and College Registration C-681, and the Alabama Community College System.

Accelerated Dental holds (3) three courses per year. Each course runs for (10) ten weeks consisting of (10) ten, (8) eight hour classes. Classes are held (1) one day per week (Friday or Saturday), depending on the hosting dental office’s operational hours.

The curriculum has been designed by Accelerated Dental and is updated every year to ensure that all dental techniques and methods being taught are the latest in dentistry. Each academy is operated within a currently practicing dental office to best prepare our students for the real workplace environment.  

After completion of the course, the student will be given a Certificate in Dental Assisting and will be certified in Dental Radiology and CPR.

 Overall Goal:

To produce qualified and knowledgeable Dental Assistants through hands-on training, professional mentorship, and strategic workplace experience.

 Specific Goal for Students:

To graduate students capable of executing the following task and possess knowledge of the following information:

1.

Dental terminology and equipment

2.

Seat and dismiss patients

3.

Take blood pressure

4.

Understand basic process for updating patient health history

5.

Take impressions and pour/trim models

6.

How to make bleach trays

7.

How to make temporaries

8.

Sterilize instruments

9.

Room setup and breakdown

10.

Take a Panorex

11.

Take and develop x-rays (conventional and digital)

12.

4 handed dentistry (operative, crown, bridge, oral surgery and root canals)

13.

Understand OSHA guidelines

14.

Understand front desk operations

 Entrance Requirements:

The following requirements are necessary to enroll in the dental assisting course offered by Accelerated Dental Assisting Academy:

1.

Person must be in good health and present a clean neat appearance.

2.

Person must be 17 years of age or older.

3.

Person must present one of the following:

a) Copy of General Educational Development (GED)

b) Copy of High School Diploma

4.

High School Senior: Student must be scheduled to receive his/her high school diploma within six (6) months of the course end date. A letter must be submitted by the student’s high school counselor or administrator verifying the student’s enrollment and anticipated graduation date.