YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, WE HAVE ANSWERS.
WHO’S THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is designed for students interested in dentistry, but more specifically, students who want to assist dentists chairside. This course is for motivated and driven students willing to study and put their all into this accelerated program. Although the course is challenging and rigorous our graduation rate remains at 89%. Our teachers ensure you understand the material and our hands-on lab activities reinforce the curriculum.
DO YOU ACCEPT FINANCIAL AID?
As an accelerated post secondary private school we are not eligible to offer financial aid. Our wish is to keep this school short and attainable for the working person wanting to career change. To accept financial aid would mean we would have to meet the governments criteria for accepting their financial aid which would mean turning this course into a 5 day a week 9-5 program, which would become unreachable for so many. We offer a payment plan for tuition to help those who can not pay tuition in full.
WHO MADE THIS COURSE?
This program was created by Christine Cera, she is the well-respected founder of Dental One Staffing Agency in 1990 for 26 years serving Palm Beach, Martin and Broward counties. Dental One is one of the most reputable dental staffing agencies and has been serving south Florida for over twenty-five years. It’s what makes this program so successful, Chris knows exactly what hiring dentists are looking for and it’s built within the curriculum. Although our program does not guarantee employment after completion, we can say that 97% of our students are employed in their office of externship or immediately hired after applying.
ARE YOU LEGIT?
Without a doubt, not everyone can do what we do. Why? Our application, curriculum and credentials have been reviewed and approved by the Florida Department of Health and Board of Dentistry on January 31, 2012 for the Dental Assisting Program Pursuant to Rule 64B5-16.0002(1)(b) and we are also licensed by the Commission of Independent Education and Department of Education located Tallahassee, Florida. Look up our number #4801.
WHAT IF I’M JUST STARTING OUT?
You’re a perfect candidate entry-level . Why? Well a percentage of our students know very little about dental assisting, let alone the dental industry when they begin. Week one provides the basic foundation for you to build from throughout the program. Most students are interested in the short-term investment. The average dental assistant makes $15/hr. This course is a career investment that will take only nine weeks, but will provide an exponential return on investment. Most graduates earn the cost of the program back within the first few weeks of working in their new career as a dental assistant.
WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO PARTICIPATE/INTERACT?
If you’re not motivated or interested in learning about becoming an expanded functions dental assistant, do not plan on attending class or participating in any of the hands-on activities then this program may not be for you. Our mission is to provide students with all of the skills necessary to become an expanded functions dental assistant, if you’re not willing to participate or interact we fail at meeting our mission.
WHAT MAKES OUR SCHOOL DIFFERENT FROM ANOTHER SCHOOL?
We are owned and operated by Christine Cera which operated a Dental Staffing Agency in business since 1990 have developed many years with dentist in the area which will afford a better chance of employment after completion.
HOW DO I APPLY TO THE SCHOOL?
An application can be completed online.
WHAT ARE THE ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS?
A $599 or $25 deposit and tour of school with a copy of your high school diploma, or parental signature still in high school being 18 years minimum or GED certificate.
HOW LONG IS THE COURSE?
8 weeks 1 day a week or Saturday with 55 Clinical Hours externship in a dental office which can be completed in as little as 2 weeks.
ARE YOU CENTRALLY LOCATED AND CONVENIENT TO GET TO?
Our school is centrally located in Palm Bach county approximately 20 min from Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach, conveniently off turnpike and I-95 901 North point Parkway Suite 102
WHEN IS YOUR NEXT CLASS?
Click on (schedule) to see upcoming classes
IS YOUR COURSE LICENSED?
Yes, we are licensed by the State of Florida through the Commission for Independent Education in Tallahassee, license # 4801
IS YOUR INSTRUCTOR EXPERIENCED IN DENTAL ASSISTING ?
Our instructor Marina Clark, CDA , EFDA has been and assistant for over 15 years. She has experience in many facets of Dentistry and possesses the true passion for teaching that is a necessity for any instructor.
HOW MUCH MONEY DOES A DENTAL ASSISTANT MAKE?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, median hourly earnings for dental assistants were . The middle 50 percent earned between $15.94 and $17.44 an hour. and the highest 10 percent earned more than $20.00 an hour.
ARE THERE GOOD JOB OPPORTUNITIES?
Yes. In fact many dentist call our office asking for a list of our recent graduates. We also inform our current class of any dentists needing Dental Assistants so they may apply directly for the position. Many of our students get jobs before finishing the course.
AS A DENTAL ASSISTANT IN TRAINING HOW IMPORTANT IS CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP? The answer is yes, very important. The time a student spends volunteering in a dental office in the capacity of a entry-level dental assistant is an absolute necessity! Not only is it an avenue where a student is secures employment, but very important, when students learn procedures during classroom lab setting they feel comfortable and relaxed, practicing on the manikins or fellow classmates, along with the instructor. The students actually might think they’re ready until they are in an office setting, assisting procedures on a patient, although they have been taught, this is when their brain is truly on high alert and everything they “learned” in class and lab at the Academy, really seals into their brain. With OUR STRICT STERILIZATION AND DISINFECTION TECHNIQUE! students realize very quickly, what they learn in class will vary from office to office and over time with practice they will become proficient. If you ask our students if CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP HANDS-ON is important, we are certain everyone will say it was, it must be pretty scary for those seeking a job and having never been actively working in a dental office before.