Dental Assistant Online Course

Online Certificate Course with 40-Hour Clinical Externship

Study to become a certified Dental Assistant at your own pace and within your schedule. The Dental Assistant online course includes interactive learning modules, 24/7 mentoring, learning exercises, labs and a student portal with career resources.

 

Quick Facts

  • Tuition: $1,399
    Self-paced eLearning course includes six months access, all textbooks, workbooks, and related course material. Course also includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider.
  • Register: Visit How to Register
  • Contact: For more information and advising, call (888) 574-6218 or (866) 217-8931 or email program coordinator Jenifer Graff.

 

Dental Assistant Course Topics

  • The dental assisting profession and the history of dentistry
  • Dental anatomy and physiology
  • Tooth charting, tooth surfaces, and classification of restorations on a tooth
  • Parts of the jaw and areas of the mouth
  • Oral health and preventions of dental disease
  • Infection control in dentistry and occupational health and safety
  • Patient information and assessment
  • Foundation of clinical dentistry
  • Dental radiology
  • Single crown restoration, bridge, implant, partial denture and full denture
  • Dental equipment, accessories and the treatment room
  • Dental hand pieces and accessories
  • Dental cements and impression materials
  • Coding of radiology services and the use of ICD-10-CM codes
  • Assisting in comprehensive dental care
  • Dental administration and communication skills

About the Online Course

This course includes:

  • 24/7 instructor support and course mentoring
  • Online healthcare content that supplements each course
  • Student and instructor collaboration
  • Engaging labs, student exercises, course videos and animated simulations
  • Access to an online community with interactive content and robust student services
  • Student pre and post assessments and online performance tracking
  • National and state certification opportunities
  • A secure Student Portal which includes: career guidance, resume writing and other career resources
  • 40-hour clinical externship

Educational Requirements

Dental assistants and aides should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.