The Right Dental Assistant Classes for You
The Right Foundation
The full dental assistant classes at the Dental Staff Institute provide the basic knowledge and technical proficiency to enter the dental field. This is the firm foundation on which to build your career. Our goal is for our students to quickly achieve the expertise to succeed immediately as a dental assistant upon graduation. All class materials are provided and we utilize the Moodle online learning management system to provide students with a robust and secure learning environment. This is the same LMS used by large universities like NC State and government organizations like the Department of Agriculture. We offer the only dental assistant classes in the area to use this technology.
Our advanced dental assistant continuing education classes help assistants take their career to the next level. Others who move here simply need North Carolina dental assistant certifications to work in the state. These classes are given every few months. We offer them in a convenient format using live online lecture, in-person lecture and hands-on training.
All of our classes exceed the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners requirements. Our focus is to ensure that students leave confident in both their new knowledge and skills.
The Right Class Size
Dental assistant class size is small and spaces are limited at the Dental Staff Institute.
We keep class sizes smaller than our competition. On purpose. Frankly, you can’t learn all there is to know about becoming a dental assistant at such an accelerated pace without a lot of personal attention from your instructors.
The typical class size for the dental assistant full course is about twelve students. This enables us to break you into groups of just three or four for clinical exercises and workshops. For many clinical days, we bring in additional instructors to bring the student teacher ratio down and increase your clinical hands-on time. Our dental assistant CE classes typically have no more than four students per instructor.
The Right Instructors
Speaking of instructors, ours are the best in the business.
Our instructors are DA II’s (Dental Assistant Level II) who have decades of experience in the dental assisting field. All lead instructors have sat for the DANB – the Dental assisting National Boards. Your instructors have worked in general dental practices, oral surgery, periodontics, prosthodontics and orthodontics. This diverse background gives our students a well-rounded experience.
Our coronal polishing certification classes are taught by practicing registered dental hygienists. Dental hygienists have focused their training on soft tissue care and treatment. They all have years of experience treating patients and will give students many tricks and “dental pearls” that can only be found at our school.
Our founders and doctors will be there for your clinical wrap-up, exercises in four-handed dentistry and career lectures. We believe it’s important for students to have access to actual doctors. We are there to answer questions and help you put it all together.
The Right Track
Did you know that many schools simply buy a “canned” curriculum that they are reselling to you (at a big profit)? The goal of many of these dental assistant classes is simply to make as much money “passively” with as little effort as possible. We do not agree.
We created our training programs from scratch. We use our years of experience in the dental field and input from our own dental assistants and instructors.
We have based our curriculum on “Modern Dental Assisting” – the same exact textbook many junior and technical colleges like CPCC and York Tech use for their year-long DA II courses.
We have formulated our own materials to fit the much faster pace. The testing models and skill developments are the same. The result is that you learn what you need without the “fluff”.
We are always finding ways to improve our curriculum. We believe it is the best, most comprehensive dental assistant class, in the area.
The Right Idea
We genuinely want our students to succeed.
After opening our dental office here in 2005, we hired a few assistants that graduated from other schools. We realized that they were not getting the preparation that they needed to succeed. We started our School in 2008 to fill the need for exceptional dental assistants. Those assistants need to be taught to a higher standard. With the massive growth in the Charlotte area, that need is even greater.
We do everything we can to give our students the tools. With those tools our graduates find success. When they succeed, we do too! In the end, your knowledge and skills are a direct reflection on how well we have done to prepare you.
Our directors and instructors take personal pride in your achievements. After all, your goals are our goals.