For those looking to earn more and help people in the process, a career as a dental assistant is an excellent choice. Both challenging and rewarding, the dental assistant position offers the opportunity to work alongside a dentist in a professional dental office setting. Dental assistants are expected to perform a number of duties to administer basic dental care and assist dentists as they perform more advanced procedures. For these reasons and more, the dental assistant position is highly sought-after by those looking to gain entrance into the dental field. If you are looking to jumpstart your career, earn more, and help people by learning to become a dental assistant, Howard Healthcare Academy is the place for you.
Our Dental Assistant Program combines classroom instruction with hands-on training to help students learn the ins and outs of a dental assistant position earn accreditation upon graduation. Below, we provide course information and course evaluation questions and answers about our Dental Assistant Program. Read on to learn more and enroll at Howard Academy today!
Courses Offered in Our Dental Assistant Program
To give students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed as a dental assistant in any office, our Dental Assistant Program here at Howard Academy is comprised of a comprehensive set of courses that covers all aspects of the dental field. In addition to in-class learning, students will get the opportunity to hone their skills in a real dental office setting thanks to our exclusive partnership with The Super Dentists, one of Southern California’s premier dental providers. Below is a list of courses offered in our Dental Assistant Program here at Howard Academy. Follow the links provided for more detailed course information.
- DA100: Dental Terminology and Proper Asepsis
- DA200: Chairside Assistance
- DA300: Dental Materials and Prevention
- DA400A: California Dental Assisting and Registered Dental Assisting with Expanded Duties Lab
- DA400B: California Dental Assisting and Registered Dental Assisting with Expanded Duties Lab
- DA500: Dental Radiology
- DA600: Dental Practice Management
- DA700: Clinical and Lab Duties
- DA800: Dental Externship
Student Questions About Our Dental Assistant Courses & Program
Our Dental Assistant Program here at Howard Academy has helped hundreds of students earn jobs as dental assistants in dental offices across California and beyond. If you are interested in exploring our Dental Assistant Program, you may have a few course evaluation questions to ask before enrolling. In this section, you’ll find some of the most commonly-asked student questions about our Dental Assistant Program and courses. Read on for Dental Assistant Program FAQs, answered by our staff.
- Do we need to bring in our own patients for the Dental Assistant Program courses, as well as the Radiation Safety, Coronal Polishing, and Pit & Fissure Sealants stand-alone certification courses?
Yes, for the for each of the procedures mentioned above the students are responsible for bringing their own patients. Radiation Safety requires 4 patients, Coronal Polishing requires 3 patients, and Pit & Fissure Sealants requires 4 patients.
- Are we required to have a supervising dentist for the Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions (RDAEF) program?
Yes, per the Dental Board of California regulations, students are required to have a supervising dentist for the RDAEF program.
- What is the average class size?
Class sizes can range from a few students to as many as 12 students. To facilitate better learning, discussing, and overall participation, we never have more than 12 students per class.
- Does Howard Academy pay for the RDA state exam?
Yes, each student’s RDA state exam is funded in full by Howard Academy.
- Does Howard Academy offer accommodations such as tutoring and disability-friendly facilities/teaching?
Howard Academy is proud to offer accommodations to help each and every one of our students learn. Contact us for more information on our disability accommodations, tutoring programs, and other student resources.
- Can we complete the Dental Assistant program online?
Due to the required laboratory, pre-clinical, and clinical hours needed to graduate, students must complete our Dental Assistant Program courses in person.
Advantages of the Dental Assistant Program at Howard Academy
Searching for a dental assistant program in Southern California? There is no better choice than our award-winning Dental Assistant Program here at Howard Academy. With the industry’s top facilities and the field’s finest educational professionals, our Dental Assistant Program gives students the classroom instruction they need to build a fundamental understanding of the dental assistant position. But the learning doesn’t stop there. Thanks to our exclusive partnership with The Super Dentists, we give students the opportunity to learn in a real dental office setting. Combined with the overall quality of instruction and depth of study at Howard Academy, this hands-on learning arrangement is what sets our Dental Assistant Program apart from other programs in the region. For the best in dental assistant learning, our Dental Assistant Program is unparalleled.
Have Your Course Evaluation Questions Answered and Enroll Today
Interested in getting more course information and learning more about our Dental Assistant Program here at Howard Academy? Contact us to speak with a member of our staff and have your course evaluation questions answered. Ready to enroll? Get started here.