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?


Dental Assistant I (12 weeks)

February 17, 2024 - May 4  


8am - 4pm

March 1, 2024 - May 17


9am - 5pm

April 1, 2024 - June 19

Mon & Wed

6pm - 9:30pm

April 15, 2024 - July 1

Mon & Wed

9am - 12:30pm

Clase en español

  February 6, 2024 -  April 25 

Tue & Thu

6pm - 9:30pm

Coronal Polishing

March 14th, 2024


May 2nd, 2024


June 27th, 2024


August 15th, 2024


October 3rd, 2024


November 14th, 2024


Nitrous Oxide

March 21, 2024

Thursday, 9 am

June 20, 2024

Thursday, 9 am

September 26, 2024

Thursday, 9 am

Open House

February 10, 2024


11am - 3pm

March 16, 2024


11am - 3pm

April 13, 2024


11am - 3pm

May 18, 2024


11am - 3pm

June 8, 2024


11am - 3pm

Cost & Payment Options

The registration fee ($100) is due with a registration application to hold your place in the class.

The total cost for the 12 week Dental Assisting Program is $4,895 and many students utilize our financing options. Click here to see if you qualify.

If you are interested in completing additional certifications or desire an additional scrub uniform, we offer discounted pricing through these different packages:

  • SILVER – 5 Certifications: (DAI, Sterilization, Infection Control, CPR, Radiology) + 2 Scrubs = $4,615
  • GOLD – 6 Certifications: (DAI, Sterilization, Infection Control, CPR, Radiology, and Nitrous Oxide Monitoring) = $4,865
  • PLATINUM – 6 Certifications: (DAI, Sterilization, Infection Control, CPR, Radiology, N20) + 2 Scrubs = $4,895

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.

Click here to see if you qualify.

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.


Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express

In-House Payment Options

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

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 $44,440 a year and is rising because dental assistants are in such high demand.

The highest-earning dental assistants are earning as much as $57,190 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 Madison 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 Theory and Terminology
  1. Dental and oral anatomy, tooth identification, and numbering system
  2. Instrument nomenclature and identification for all aspects of General Dentistry
  3. Dental terminology
  4. Equipment operation, chair positioning, assistant equipment usage
  5. Treatment options available, depending on oral conditions
Receptionist – Front Desk Office Management
  1. Phone techniques and appointment book control
  2. Billing: accounts receivable and accounts payable, collections
  3. Filing insurance forms and pre-treatment estimates
  4. Insurance terminology
Four-Handed Dental Assisting
  1. Instrument transfer techniques, chairside assisting and patient suctioning
  2. Chair-side doctor-patient-assistant positioning
  3. Tub and tray systems of instruments and materials
  4. 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
    1. X-ray theory and technique, use of Rinn holders, and other methods
    2. Intraoral, bitewing, panoramic, and endodontic exposure methods
    3. Developing x-rays using the automatic processor
    4. Darkroom care and maintenance
    5. X-ray identification, interpretation, safety, and precautions
    Very important notice: Dental Radiology (2 weeks) Attendance is Mandatory. No Exceptions *Failure of Radiology Safety Exam=Retake Dental Radiology class at cost which is $600.
Impressions and Model Trimming
  1. Impression materials and practice in their uses: alginates, polyvinyl siloxane, etc.
  2. Wax bites, counter impressions
  3. Model pouring and trimming
Cement and Liners
  1. Introduction to various cement and liners used in dentistry
  2. Practice mixing cement and liners
  3. Sterilization Techniques
Sterilization theory and terminology, autoclave operation
  1. Instrument and equipment sterilization/disinfection
  2. Treatment room disinfection and asepsis techniques
  3. Handpiece care and maintenance
Job Interview and Placement Assistance
  1. Proper image, dress resume, and how to prepare for the job interview itself
  2. Difficult questions you may face – how to answer them
  3. 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


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


To schedule a tour please call (704) 201-9714 or email info@daacademyofnc.com

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