Standalone Dental Assistant Certification and Continuing Education Courses
To keep working in the dental field, it is mandatory that you earn continuing education units periodically. Howard Healthcare Academy offers several certificate classes — all approved by the Dental Board of California — that are necessary to maintain your status to work as a dental professional in California. We offer a 2-hour Infection Control course and 2-hour California Dental Practice Act course in addition to a 4-hour Infection Control and California Dental Practice Act Bundle Course that will satisfy your requirement every two years. At Howard Healthcare Academy, in addition to teaching you what is required for your certification, our instructors also strive to renew your passion for dentistry.
Get your continuing education units (CEUs)
- California Dental Practice Act (2 hours)
- 2-Hour Infection Control (2 hours)
- Infection Control/California Dental Practice Act Bundle (4 hours)
- CPR (4 hours)
- Coronal Polish (12 hours)
- Pit and Fissure Sealants (16 hours)
Enhance your dental assisting skills and knowledge
In addition to dental assistant CEU courses, Howard Healthcare Academy offers certification courses for dental and orthodontic assistants to acquire additional skills. By continuing to develop your skills and expand your knowledge, you can take on more responsibilities and advance in your profession. Taking dental assistant certification courses at Howard Healthcare Academy is an excellent way to stay at the forefront of all the new technology. Because our faculty includes working dentists and other dental professionals, and our campus is in the same location as an operating dental office, Howard Academy students have the advantage of getting hands-on experience using modern, state-of-the-art dental equipment. Increase your skill set today by taking a Howard Healthcare Academy dental assisting certification course.
Dental assistant certificate courses
- 2-Hour Infection Control/8-Hour Infection Control/California Dental Practice Act
Our Infection Control courses include a 2- or 8-hour class that will certify you to work in a dental office. Infection Control is required by the Dental Board of California and will teach you how to keep a dental office safe and infection-free. The California Dental Practice Act is a mandatory course for all licensed dental professionals in California.
- Dental Radiation Safety/X-ray Certification
Our Radiation Safety/X-ray Certification course will teach you the ins and outs of x-rays. With this class, you’ll learn how to set up, process and mount x-rays properly.
- Coronal Polish
Our 12-hour Coronal Polish certification class will show you how to prepare a patient for coronal polish and use a slow-speed headpiece for maximum cleaning.
- Ultrasonic Scaling
Ultrasonic Scaling class will teach you how to utilize an ultrasonic scaler for the removal of orthodontic cement.
- Pit and Fissure Sealants
Our 16-hour Pit and Fissure Sealants class will show you how to place sealants on a patient’s teeth for protection against cavities.
- Orthodontic Assistant Permit
Our Orthodontic Assistant Permit course guarantees that you’ll know how to remove orthodontic brackets and attachments, place and ligate archwires and perform all of the everyday duties of a dental assistant.
- RDA Written
Our RDA Written course is a one-day class that covers all aspects and subject areas of the RDA written exam.
Dental assistant skills courses
Dental assistant skills courses
- Dental Impressions
Our 4-hour Dental Impressions skills course will teach you how to take patients’ dental impressions.
- Dental Front Office
Our 8-hour Front Office (Administration) skills course will show you what it’s like to function as a dental assistant day after day. It teaches you how to answer phone calls, schedule appointments and support patients properly.
Attend Howard Healthcare Academy for all your dental assistant certificate courses
Howard Healthcare Academy dental assistant certification courses and continuing education classes for dental assistants are designed to help students of all experience levels achieve their career goals. Let Howard Academy in San Diego provide you with the skills and know-how that you need to succeed as a dental assistant.
Enroll in dental office assistant training courses from Howard Healthcare Academy today. To learn more about our course offerings, please contact us at (619) ACADEMY (619-222-3369).