CAMPUS OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM | Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 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 procedures performed while assisting dentists. Such procedures may include placing retraction cords and dental dams, along with patient education, for example.
The objective of this Program is to prepare graduates for entry-level positions as dental assistants.
Program completion normally requires eight months 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. Many states require dental assistants to pass either the DANB or a state exam and be registered.* This process includes a background check.
Upon successful completion of all areas of this Program, graduates will be awarded a Diploma in Dental Assisting.
*In the state of Tennessee, an employee in a “practical dental assistant” role can perform front-office management, infection control, and basic non-invasive clinical procedures without a specific registration credential. However, if a graduate of this program wishes to obtain state radiography certification and use all of the clinical skills offered in the program, he or she must register with the State of Tennessee’s Dental Board.
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. 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.
Tennessee Dental Assistant Students
For our Nashville Dental Assistant students, we cover the cost of our students’ first attempt on both the Dental Assistant Registration and Dental Radiology Certification from the Tennessee Board of Dentistry.(3)
The Tennessee Board of Dentistry’s mission is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of Tennesseans by requiring those who practice as dentists, dental hygienists, or dental assistants within the state to be qualified.(6)
Learn more about the Tennessee Board of Dentistry here: http://health.state.tn.us/boards/Dentistry/index.htm.
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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