Spring 2021 – March 06 to May 22
Fall 2021 – September 11 to November 27
Spring 2022 – March 05 – May 21
Fall 2022 – September 10 – November 26
Join us for the next 12 week course and let us help you launch a new career as a dental assistant! Registrations begin in January and July.
Dental Assisting Classes
This is a 12 week, consecutive Saturday’s only, class session. Each class consists of 8 hrs. 8am to 5pm. 96 clock hours @ session, 0 credit hours. It is offered two times per year. There is a Spring session and a Fall Session. The Spring session ends the Saturday prior to Memorial Day weekend. The Fall Class Begins on the Saturday following Labor Day weekend.
Each class is 8 hours long. There is a total of 96 Clock hours in a Class Session. Dental Assisting Technologies offers a 96 Clock hour, 12 week, Saturday only Dental Assisting Course. Saturdays, SAM to 5PM. This course prepares an individual to work in the field of dentistry using a “Hands On Approach”. Our class schedule is designed to allow our students to further their education while continuing to keep their current employment. The offered “Hands on Experience” combined with a carefully planned curriculum and home study covers all of the basic functions needed to be successful in the competitive dental field. This is a Certificate course. Our teaching staff consists of understanding Dental Professionals. Dentist’s, Dental Assistants, and Dental Hygienists all sharing years of knowledge and experience in the dental field.
This Course Will Cover:
Preparing to enter the dental field:
Students will be instructed on proper interviewing techniques and how to create a professional resume. Our students will work in an actual dental setting. All of the instructors are Dental professionals. Teachers consist of Dentists, Dental Assistants and Dental Hygenists with years of experience in their field.
Orientation to Dentistry :
This unit provides students with information concerning the roles of the dental team. It allows the students to become familiar with the flow, maintenance and equipment found in a dental office. At home textbook reading combined with a “layman’s” explanation of the reading material in the form of a workbook is offered.
Disinfection & Sterilization:
This unit provides students with information and practice regarding sterilization, disinfection, OSHA standards. Instruments & treatment room care.
Students will learn how to identify primary and permanent teeth. They will learn to identify parts of the mouth, teeth, surfaces of the teeth and oral surroundings.
Students will be introduced to techniques of taking x-ray films and exposing them using operation safety. Students will practice taking x–ray films using a paralleling technique, developing, and mounting them.
Instruments and Cements:
Students will learn to identify major hand instruments, burs, and hand pieces. They be taught instrumentation to basic restorative procedures. Different types of cements will be introduced for recognition & manipulation for their applications.
Introduction to Four Handed Dentistry :
Students will learn instrument passing and suctioning techniques, verbal skills, patient care instruction. They will be introduced to a variety of methods of anesthesia used in the dental office. Patient care and administration using HIPPA requirements are covered. Students will learn how to assemble a syringe,, patient education, postoperative patient instruction, and patient hand off procedures to help create the ability to achieve a future patient to have a smooth dental experience.
Introduction to Specialties Fields:
Students will be familiarized with Oral surgery, Endodontics, Periodontics, Pedodontics, and Orthodontics and some of the instruments common to the specialty fields.
Students will be taught to give brushing & flossing instruction. Taught to take impressions, pour and trim models and make bleach trays.
*The school does not guarantee transferability of credits (this is not a credited class). In most cases, course work is not likely to transfer to another institution.
- The school is located at 3000 41st Street, Moline, IL, 61265.
- Next door to the Moline library.
- Dental Assisting Technologies was founded in January 2006.
- Maximum class size is 20 students per Session.
- The school is an approximately 1500 sq ft Dental suite.
- The main classroom houses 2 large conference tables with seating for 10 at each table.
- Dental laboratories, floor space, & dental operatory’s are on site offering necessary equipment for proper instruction.
- There are 2 restrooms available to students .
- A locker in a locker room with a combination lock is made available to each student to keep personal items secure during instruction .
- Each session is comprised of classroom instruction, lecture, video aids, lab and practice opportunity. A payment arrangement can be made with a Registrar that must conclude by the end of Class #9. *See types of Payments accepted”. Those seeking.funding from an eligible program that assists with tuition will be required to have applied for approval from the funding program, at least one month prior to class session starting date. If the student has not been deemed eligible one month prior to class one the student should make other financial arrangements ‘. The funding institution would need to notify the school of the students eligibility .
- A Certificate of completion from Dental Assisting Technologies will be presented to those students that have successfully scored 70% or higher at course end and have attended no less than 75% of attendance . Manditory attendance of the entire class #11 & 12. Class #11 & 12 are when Finals are conducted. There will be no alternative testing dates granted without documented emergency proof . In order to successfully complete the course the student will complete “hands on testing” using 4 handed dentistry during basic restorative procedures. Each individual state carries its own guidelines for dental assistants in their state that may differ from the state of Illinois. Some states require test completion for dental assistants. Illinois does not. Dental Assisting Technologies will assist each student that plans to find employment in another state to discover that states requirements for Dental Assistants. Certificates of completion & CPR will be given out after the completion of the session to those that successfully passed the course requirements.
- Students are required to wear the uniform provided to each class. The uniform is required to be clean and wrinkle free.
- The student is responsible for acquiring tennis shoes that are 50% white (some color is allowed) and white socks.
- Students must be well groomed, clean and wear deodorant.
- Tongue & Facial piercings are not allowed for the duration of the class.
- Tattoos are to be covered at all times. Sleeved shirts or band aids can be used.
- Finger nails must be clean & kept at a working length.
- Hair must be well groomed, clean & pulled back (if shoulder length or longer).
- NO CELL PHONES! Phones are restricted to the locker room.
- No visitors during class time.
- Absolutely NO drugs or alcohol use on school grounds.
- Smoking in this profession is frowned upon, however, it is allowed in outside designated areas.
- Large earrings are prohibited. We recommend that rings be left at home.
- Snacks & drinks are allowed in the classroom, however they are NEVER allowed in the clinic areas.
- Students MUST be on time for class. Excessive tardiness will result in termination.
- Students are required to sign in at the beginning of class each week for attendance.
- Professional Behavior is a MUST!
- No student. at any time shall show disrespect in any manner, being physical or verbal in nature , nor with any gesture to anyone in the school.. There is Zero tolerance for this behavior and the student may be terminated or sent home for the day if a violation occurs.
- It is mandatory for the student to attend 2 half day job shadow experiences in two dental offices arranged by the school. These arrangements will attempt to work with a student’s work schedule.
- VA students will be reported for not attending classes, poor conduct or rule violations. If more than 3 days are missed the VA student as@ the contract, the student may need to continue in the next class session or put the VA contract on “hold” . If the VA contract goes past the contract date the student will be charged a fee for each missed day as outlined in the contract. The VA students will be reported as not attending and may affect the stipend received for tuition and fees.
- Dental Assisting Technologies wants your learning experience to be a positive one. Our goal Is to create a welcoming environment offering students conventional & inventive teaching strategies mixed with a hands on approach to help them complete this fast passed course allowing them to enter into a wonderful healthcare profession that we as dental professionals love.
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