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Our North Houston Campus is committed to your education in dental assisting. Everyone, from our admissions representatives, to our student finance associates, to our instructors, to our career services personnel, is here to serve you so that you can achieve well-rounded training in dental assisting.

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Our Dental Assisting classes in Greenspoint are hands-on. One of the first pieces of equipment introduced is the manual/digital X-ray, which helps students learn about dental diagnostics. Students begin working in a simulated chairside dental assisting procedure starting with the third month of class.

Depending on where you are in the Dental Assistant training program, you might be learning in our:

  • Lecture classroom.
  • Operative dental lab.
  • X-ray lab/lecture room.
  • Computer lab.

As a dental assisting student, you may enjoy the opportunity to engage in an externship if you qualify.(2) Several North Houston dental offices accept our externs. In fact, some of our past students, including one of our first graduates from 2009, have been hired straight out of their externships.(1)

When you finish your dental assistant training, you’ll be eligible to take the state exam to become a Registered Dental Assistant,(1) and we cover the examination fee for your first attempt! We also provide assistance in preparing for the certification exam, giving you access to study materials while you’re in school.

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates. Additional requirements for licensure and/or certification may apply.
(2)Must meet minimum GPA requirements to qualify for externship.

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Community Involvement

Students in our North Houston Dental Assisting school program have opportunities to learn and give back and to make connections in the community.

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  • Campus Support Services: Not only do we hold weekly tutoring sessions, but our students also form study groups for test days.
  • Community Involvement: Remington College gives back, and dental assisting students at our North Houston Campus have helped the local community safeguard local children by creating “toothprints.” Since dental imprints are as unique as fingerprints, capturing a child’s toothprint can help with identification and even scent-dog tracking (because of the saliva). Safe Smiles is one of many community activities that you, as a Remington College Dental Assisting student, can participate in to get to know locals and improve your skills.

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Facilities

We’ve welcomed Houston college students to our Greenspoint campus since February 2004. Our academic environment is accented by vibrant colors & plants that give life to the Campus. We can also help give new life to your dreams & goals as well.

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If you’re ready to learn & determined to succeed, our Houston college staff can provide you with valuable assistance, while our experienced instructors can offer you career-focused inspiration.

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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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Financial Guidance

The process of deciding how to pay for your education can be an intimidating experience if you have never gone through it before. Fortunately, our financial aid representatives are on hand during the enrollment process to make sure you are aware of all of your options and have filled out the appropriate paperwork to ensure a smooth transition into your educational journey.
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Our Career Services department works with our students and graduates to support them in their job search. From resume writing and interviewing techniques, to making connections with employers and holding job fairs, we provide support to current students and graduates.
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