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Qualifications and Requirements

This course is for dental assistants who have let their licenses lapse as well as for assistants that have a minimum of 2000 hours chairside, preferably in general dentistry. Upon completion of the program, the assistant will become a registered dental assistant. To become a certified dental assistant, the assistant must sit for the Dental Assisting National Board Exam.

Documentation Needed at Time of Application

  1. Written letter of verification and recommendation from employer or Dental Assisting Diploma
  2. Payroll Report showing YTD hours
  3. Proof of Health Care Provider CPR level
  4. Proof of HS Diploma or GED

Applicants who fail to provide any of the documentation at the time of application will be put on a waitlist until all documentation has been received.

All necessary supplies and materials will be provided. It is highly recommended that participants purchase a Modern Dental Assisting textbook to enhance basic principles.

Module Policy
Each module includes online instructions and testing. Modules must be completed with 80% or better for competency prior to hands-on portion.  Students may retake an exam with a fee of $100 if not passed or missed due date. Missing a due date counts towards a retake.  See Corporate Education cancelation policy in the registration link.

If a student fails or misses exam dates more than three times during the five modules, the student will no longer be eligible for the program and will need to sit out until the next course is offered. No certificate of completion will be awarded.

Participants need to be aware that they will be required to spend an equal amount of time reviewing online instruction in addition to the hands-on courses. Total number of hours to complete the course is approximately 60 hours online preparation and approximately 40 hours of hands-on instruction. Completion of the online test and hands-on competency is required for each function.

Computer Requirements

Having a computer that is operating on the latest operating system, with an efficient processor, adequate memory and storage space will greatly benefit your on-line learning. It is also very important to have an adequate internet connection to allow for more timely transmission of media content and file transfer ability. Dial up connections may make it very difficult or impossible to attain some of the program content.

Browser required: Firefox or Chrome

Required Minimum

  • Windows XP
  • 1 GHz Processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 40GB hard drive space
  • Sound card and speakers
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Microsoft Office 2003

Highly Recommended

  • Windows XP Pro
  • 2 GHz + Processor
  • 1GB + of RAM
  • 80GB hard drive space
  • Sound card and speakers
  • DVD / CD RW
  • Microsoft Office 2007