Dental Assistant

Join One of the Fastest-Growing Professions- Become a Dental Assistant

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dental assisting is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the U.S.  Dentists have voiced support for increasing the supply of trained professionals in an effort to improve patient care.

PDI’s Dental Assistant program offers practical, hands-on training during an intensive, 14-week program.  Students meet two evenings per week from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and every other Saturday from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.  The program consists of 160 total hours of training.

These hours include an important Externship which includes working/observing in a functioning dental facility.  This program is a hands-on learning experience.

Train with x-ray systems and utilize dental practice software while preparing to take the State licensing exam. At the conclusion of the program, students may take the State licensing exam.

Instructors

Program Consultant Dr. Danny Baird, DDS, has a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry.  He began his dental practice in 1986.

Terri Webb, RDA (Registered Dental Assistant), head instructor, brings 18 years of experience to the program.  She attended Northwestern State University.

Scott Baird is a retired firefighter/emergency medical technician, an instructor trainer for the American Heart Association and a hearing and vision screener certified by the Texas State Department of Health Services.

Justin Arredondo, RDA (Registered Dental Assistant), brings 10 years of experience to the program. He was Active Duty Army for 9 ½ years working as a dental assistant and then a dental prophy tech. 

Features of the Program

Texts for the class
Scrubs
Materials for hands-on practice
Test fee for the RDA exam

Certificates Earned
Dental Assistant Certificate
Externship Certificate
CPR Certification

Curriculum Includes
Radiology
Vital Signs
Patient Care
Four-Handed Dentistry
Dental Impressions
Sterilization
Infection Control
Delivery of Dental Materials
Temporary Crowns
CPR/AED

Financial Assistance

To inquire about payment plans, please contact Tami Russell at 866.374.0876 or trussell@pdi.org.

Links

The Knowledge Nook: Top Tools for the Working Dental Assistant

The Knowledge Nook- Dental Assistants Benefit from High Demand for Services 

The Knowledge Nook- Differences Between a Dental Assistant and a Dental Hygienist