Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM | Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
|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|
Orientation to Dental Assisting
Oral Radiology Basics
Chairside Assisting I
Dental Office Emergencies
Dental Science I
Dental Materials I
Computer and Office Applications
Dental Science II
Dental Materials II
Clinical Oral Radiology
Chairside Assisting II
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.
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.
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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