The Austin Dental Assistant Academy prepares students for entry level positions as a chairside assistant in a dental office. Students will learn proper chairside assisting by practicing the procedural skills necessary for the position, dental office management, infection control and patient education . Upon graduation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, making you eligible to work in almost any dental office.
The Dental Assisting program involves twelve weeks of hands-on training where students have the opportunity of practicing the various routines of chair-side assisting. At the completion of the 12-week portion of the training, the students must successfully complete a 40-hour externship in a local dental office.
Classes + 40 Hour Externship
Students will complete the classes + a 40 hour Externship at a local dental office.
The externship begins around Class 6. Students will have the option of selecting a dental office to extern at or being placed at a local dental office to complete the externship.
What you Graduate With
Our program includes an online Radiology course, which is required for an RDA license.
Upon completion of our program you will receive your Dental Assistant Certificate of Completion.
After graduating from our program you will apply for your RDA license on your own time. Once you are licensed you will be called a Registered Dental Assistant.