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Overview

If the idea of making mouth guards, bleaching trays, and temporary crowns and bridges intrigues you, then our Fort Worth dental assistant school is for you.

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Hands-on from the start, we combine stimulating lectures with hands-on laboratory experiences. You could be working in a simulated dental office and laboratory on your very first day in class.

Students will work with a wide variety of equipment including:

  • Lab/high/low headpieces.
  • Vacuum systems.
  • Curing lights.
  • An amalgamator.
  • View boxes.
  • Model trimmers.
  • Typodont for developing radiographs.
  • Dental vibrators that assist with constructing a dental cast.

Once you complete the Dental Assisting program at our Fort Worth Campus, you’ll probably want to get additional certifications. The following certifications may be available to Fort Worth’s Dental Assisting students:

  • CPR
  • OSHA
  • HIPAA
  • Registered Dental Assistant (RDA).

To become an RDA in the state of Texas, a student must complete a mandatory short course approved by The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE).

You must successfully complete our program to be eligible for the RDA exam. And Remington College covers the examination fee!(1)

(1)Students who wish to take the RDA exam, and have Remington College pay the application fee, must fill out the RDA application and appropriate paperwork, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and be in good financial standing with Remington College.

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Community Involvement

Our Ft. Worth dental assistant training doesn’t stop in the classroom lab: We bring in guest speakers who are experts in the field, and help you find the right externship opportunity for you.(1)

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Working with the community lets our students give back and enhance their skills. Students in our Fort Worth Dental Assisting diploma program have opportunities to make connections in the community, give something back, and learn something in the process.

  • Community Involvement: Examples of volunteer work by our Fort Worth college students include:
  • Networking and Social Events:Other networking opportunities include joining professional student organizations. At our Fort Worth Campus, we encourage Dental Assisting students to get involved with professional organizations like the:
  • Guest Speakers: Dental professionals like Ronda Lane, the Ninth District leader of the ADAA, speak regularly at our Fort Worth Campus. This gives you the opportunity to ask questions and get to know these experts.
  • Campus Support Services:We offer tutoring sessions from our program instructors and from student mentors so that you can stay on top of your learning.
  • Externships:Our students have told us that they love working with actual patients, learning new skills from experienced dental assistants, and working with dentists.

(1)Must meet minimum GPA requirements to qualify for externship.

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Facilities

From our tree-lined grounds, to our floor-to-ceiling glass entryway, to the peaceful waterfall wall you see when you enter, our Remington College campus in Fort Worth is beautiful.

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Since opening our doors in 1990, we’ve been providing relevant, hands-on diploma and degree programs in a variety of fields that are expected to be in demand and may help you get closer to the kind of career you’ve been looking for.(1)

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.

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CAMPUS OFFICE HOURS

Monday- Thursday 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM | Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM | Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

PROGRAM DETAILS

Course List
Course # Course Name Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Externship Qtr Credit Hrs
CD203 Career Development Fundamentals 20 0 0 1.00
CD204 Career Development Principles 20 0 0 1.00
DA112 Basic Body Systems and Functions 60 0 0 4.00
DA113
Orientation to Dental Assisting
10 10 0 1.00
DA122
Oral Anatomy
40 0 0 2.50
DA123
Oral Radiology Basics
40 0 0 2.50
DA132
Chairside Assisting I
30 30 0 3.50
DA133
Dental Office Emergencies
10 10 0 1.00
DA142
Dental Science I
20 20 0 2.50
DA143
Dental Materials I
20 20 0 2.50
DA153
Computer and Office Applications
30 30 0 3.50
DA162
Dental Science II
20 20 0 2.50
DA163
Dental Materials II
20 20 0 2.50
DA173
Clinical Oral Radiology
10 10 0 1.00
DA174
Chairside Assisting II
12 28 0 2.00
DA186
Externship
0 0 180 6.00
Total 362 198 160 39
Program Summary

The Dental Assisting Diploma Program provides training in performing invasive procedures, such as placing retraction cords and dental dams, as well as non-invasive procedures, such as patient education. The Program also provides training in preparing operatories for dental patient treatment, taking dental impressions, and identifying oral disease indications.

The objective of this Program is to prepare graduates for entry-level positions as dental assistants in work locations such as dentist offices.

Program completion normally requires eight months (32 weeks) for full-time students (assuming the externship is completed at 40 hours per week).

The Dental Assisting Diploma Program is divided into seven monthly academic periods and one externship period. Students must successfully complete the academic periods with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to be eligible to participate in the externship period.

Each state has a dental practice act that governs the duties dental assistants can perform. According to the Texas Workforce Commission: Effective September 1, 2006, to become a registered dental assistant in the state of Texas, a student must complete a mandatory short course approved by The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE). An approved provider list can be found on the TSBDE website: http://www.tsbde.state.tx.us. By law, a dental assistant must be registered with TSBDE in order to take X-rays at a dentist’s office.

Upon successful completion of all areas of this Program, graduates will be awarded a Diploma in Dental Assisting.

Dental Assisting Certifications

Earning a dental assisting certification may make a difference in your job search and career prospects after graduation.(1)

In fact, certain states require dental assistants to earn additional credentials or certifications beyond their educational training.(2) Job candidates must also have current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).(2) Whether it’s state or national credentials, Remington College strongly recommends that graduates of our Dental Assisting diploma program pursue certifications that may help open more doors to employment.

Dental Assistant Certificates Available

Remington College encourages all Dental Assistant students to take their certification exam once they complete our program, and we can cover your entire examination fee for your first attempt!(3) And not only that, but CPR certification is built into our core Dental Assisting coursework.

Below are the main certification options available to our Dental Assistant students in Texas. If a student decides to pursue more than one certification or requires a retest, the student is responsible for payment and registration for each additional certification and exam.

Texas Dental Assistant Students

Dental Assistant students at our Fort Worth, North Houston, or Houston Southeast campuses can become a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) through the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE), and Remington College covers the application and activation fees for our students’ first attempt at this certification.(3) Registration with the TSBDE is required in order to take x-rays in a dentist office.(7)

Learn more about this licensure here: http://www.tsbde.state.tx.us/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=32&Itemid=26.

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(1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.

ACCREDITED LEARNING INSTITUTION

Remington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

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