Program Details

Welcome

Dear Student,

I was you not so very long ago. Our desire to make a difference in this world is probably similar. Luckily, I was introduced to dental assisting and I fell in love with it many years ago. Little did I know that dental assisting was going to be such a rewarding career with a ton of potential. 

As a mother of five daughters and as an instructor, it is my passion to encourage you to step out and achieve your dreams. I believe that each of us has a calling and a purpose in life. At D.A. Academy of North Carolina, it’s our mission to help you find your purpose. 

I, along with our instructors look forward to welcoming you to our innovative and unique course in dental assisting. We offer a course designed to give you the skills necessary to start your new career, at a minimum cost of time and expense. Our enrollment process is easy and we will guide you every step of the way.

You are smart enough and you are good enough. Don’t let fear or doubt stand in your way. I’m sure glad that I didn’t. Trust me, if I can do it, you can too!

Are you ready to change your life?

Course Schedule

August 24 - November 9

Saturday

8am - 4pm

May 31 - August 16

Friday

9am - 5pm

June 24 - September 11

Monday & Wednesday

6pm - 9:30pm

July 8 - September 25

Monday & Wednesday

9am - 12:30pm

Clase en español

July 23 - October 10

Tuesday & Thursday

6pm - 9:30pm

June 27

Thursday @ 9am

August 15

Thursday @ 9am

October 3

Thursday @ 9am

May 29

Wednesday
@ 9 am

June 3

Monday
@ 6 pm

July 6

Saturday
@ 8:30 am

Cost & Payment Options

A $100.00 registration fee is due at the time the registration application is submitted, along with a completed high school / GED transcript. 

The total cost for the 12 week Dental Assisting Training is $4,895.00 (Platinum tier) and many students utilize our in house financing payment plan option B. 

Tuition may be paid using one of the following payment options: 

  • Option A: Pay in full, $4895 + ($100 non-refundable application fee) at the time of registration. 
  • Option B: Deposit, $1800.00 down payment & Payment plan for the remaining balance.
    • A 5% finance charge is applied for the remaining tuition balance.
    • Payments are $325.00 weekly (for 10 weeks) or $650.00 bi-weekly (for 5 weeks).
    • Payments begin the first week of class.

*Acceptable payment methods: Cash, Check, Money Order, or Credit Card (incurs $3.50 charge per use)

We do offer two additional tiers (Gold or Silver) in the case that you are interested. Please refer to the tier listings below for details of each tuition package:

PLATINUM:  6 Certifications + 2 Scrub Uniforms:  $4895.00
  1. DAI Course Completion
  2. NC Dental Radiology 
  3. N20 Monitoring 
  4. Sterilization & Infection Control
  5. Dental Office Emergencies
  6. CPR
GOLD:  6 Certifications + 1 Scrub Uniform: $4865.00
  1. DAI Course Completion
  2. Sterilization & Infection Control
  3. Dental Office Emergencies
  4. NC Dental Radiology 
  5. N20 Monitoring 
  6. CPR
SILVER:  5 Certifications + 1 Scrub Uniform: $4615.00
  1. DAI Course Completion
  2. Sterilization & Infection Control
  3. Dental Office Emergencies
  4. NC Dental Radiology 
  5. CPR
There are a limited number of seats available in each class. Seats are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Submit your Registration Application here.

Financing options are available to help students receive a quality yet affordable education.

Ask an admissions representative about how you can lower your monthly payments through our financing partners.

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)

We are approved providers for the grant given through this amazing program! The grant that this program offers may cover the entire tuition cost or a large part of it! Grant money does not need to be paid back.
We have direct contacts for your county to put you in touch with.

In-House Payment Options

There are affordable financing options to make sure everyone can afford this program.

Payment plans require a deposit of $1800.00 minimum. From there, a 5% finance charge is applied to the remaining tuition balance. Student will decide on their pay frequency: $325.00 weekly (for 10 weeks) or $650.00 bi-weekly (for 5 weeks).

There are a limited number of seats available in each class. Seats are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Graduate Opportunities​

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median dental assistant salary in North Carolina is $44,820 a year and is rising because dental assistants are in such high demand. The job outlook is increasing over 7% faster than the average for all occupations

The highest 10 percent of dental assistants earned more than $59,200 a year. Once you become a dental assistant there are many different paths you can take to advance. After graduating from our program you will have the opportunity to earn advanced certifications while working in a dental office.

Additional certifications provide a pathway to continue advancing your dental assisting career.

Here is an example of the path that Marlowe took:

Job Placement

  • Job Interview and Placement Assistance
  • Proper image, dress resume, and how to prepare for the job interview itself
  • Difficult questions you may face – how to answer them
  • What to do and what not to do during the interview and what to expect
  • Dental offices reach out regularly to us about their open positions

Ready to change your life?

Dental Assistant l Program Outline

Dental Theory and Terminology

  • Dental and oral anatomy, tooth identification, and numbering system
  • Instrument nomenclature and identification for all aspects of General Dentistry
  • Dental terminology
  • Equipment operation, chair positioning, assistant equipment usage
  • Treatment options available, depending on oral conditions
Receptionist – Front Desk Office Management

  • Phone techniques and appointment book control
  • Billing: accounts receivable and accounts payable, collections
  • Filing insurance forms and pre-treatment estimates
  • Insurance terminology
Four-Handed Dental Assisting

  • Instrument transfer techniques, chairside assisting and patient suctioning
  • Chair-side doctor-patient-assistant positioning
  • Tub and tray systems of instruments and materials
  • Familiarity and use of instruments and materials I assisting for:
    1. Operative Dentistry – amalgam and composite restorations
    2. Oral Surgery – instruments, procedures, and post-op protocol
    3. Crown and Bridge – polyvinyl “gun-type” impression taking, temporary fabrication, cord packing, hemostatic agents, introduction into various crown types
    4. Endodontics – instruments, medicaments, and materials; how and why they are used
    5. Periodontics – disease origin and usual treatment methods
    6. Pedodontics – commonality, and differences in treating children vs. adult patients
Radiology

X-ray theory and technique, use of Rinn holders, and other methods

  • Intraoral, bitewing, panoramic, and endodontic exposure methods
  • Developing x-rays using the automatic processor
  • Darkroom care and maintenance
  • X-ray identification, interpretation, safety, and precautions

Very important notice: Dental Radiology (3 weeks) Attendance is Mandatory. No Exceptions *Failure of Radiology Safety Exam=Retake Dental Radiology class at cost which is $725.

Impressions and Model Trimming

  • Impression materials and practice in their uses: alginates, polyvinyl siloxane, etc.
  • Wax bites, counter impressions
  • Model pouring and trimming
Cement and Liners

  • Introduction to various cement and liners used in dentistry
  • Practice mixing cement and liners
  • Sterilization Techniques
Sterilization theory and terminology, autoclave operation

  • Instrument and equipment sterilization/disinfection
  • Treatment room disinfection and asepsis techniques
  • Handpiece care and maintenance
Job Interview and Placement Assistance

  • Proper image, dress resume, and how to prepare for the job interview itself
  • Difficult questions you may face – how to answer them
  • What to do and what not to do during the interview and what to expect
CPR Certification

Very important notice Attendance is Mandatory. No Exceptions
*Failure to attend= retake class at cost

Location

D.A. Academy of North Carolina
1001 East W.T. Harris Blvd Suite E
Charlotte, NC 28213

Tours

Please attend our next monthly open house. To schedule a tour contact us via text / call at (704) 201 – 9714 or email at info@daacademyofnc.com

Get More Information On Dental Assisting Programs, Call (704) 201-9714