Little Rock School of Dental Assisting is a post-secondary career school offering hands-on, skill focused, career training.
Our mission is to provide practical and affordable lifelong learning opportunities for dental health care professionals with educational activities that aim to increase knowledge, skills, enhance practice performance, and improve the health status of patients.
The philosophy of the School is based on a belief that people can be trained in a relatively short period of time and provides students the focus on the critical skills to enter the world of professional Dental Assisting. Our course is developed by our experienced team of our Dentist and Dental Assistants working in the dental community every day.
The program prepares students to assist the dentist. Dental assistants may carry out a variety of laboratory, clinical and office duties. Classes are held on Fridays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Our school offers four classes per year (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall). The semesters are 10 weeks long, with testing at the end of the program.
The graduate receives a graduation certificate and is prepared to become a Registered Dental Assistant. A Registered Dental Assistant must first pass the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiner's Registered Dental Assistant Exam. The Exam includes sections on Radiography, Coronal Polishing, Nitrous Oxide Administration and Infection Control. Our program and study guides are designed to help you pass the exam and prepare you to be a chair-side dental assistant. Our students are assessed the Arkansas State Board Registration Exam during their time in class and are not required to take the exam on their own at a separate testing facility.
The subjects are covered using class room instruction and practical hands-on training with the equipment, instrumentation and materials used in a state of the art practicing dental office.
We accept approximately 15-20 students per semester. If you are interested, we encourage you to review our curriculum and submit your completed application to start the registration process and your journey to a new exciting career!
Registration Fee: $100.00
Book and Materials: Included
Lab Supplies: Included
Licensing and Certification Fees: Included (CPR Lifesaver, Nitrous Oxide Administration, Dental Radiography, Coronal Polishing)
Scrubs: One set of scrubs will be required (not provided)
Following is a general outline of the order the weekly topics will be presented throughout the semester. Lab exercises will typically be related to the topics covered in the morning learning session:
Week 1: Course 101 - Introduction to Dental Assisting, Professional and Legal Aspects of Dental Assisting, Anatomy and Physiology, Dental Anatomy
Week 2: Course 201 - Disease Transmission, Infection Control and management of Hazardous Materials, Surface Disinfection and Treatment Room Preparation, Instrument Processing
Week 3: Course 301 - Clinical Dentistry, Moisture Control, The Dental Patient, The Dental Examination
Week 4: Course 401 - Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, Pain and Anxiety Control, Radiation Safety and Production of X-rays, Oral Radiography
Week 5: Course 501 - Preventive Care, Coronal Polishing and Dental Sealants, Instruments, Handpieces, and Accessories, Restorative Materials
Week 6: Course 601 - CPR Certification Presentation and Exam - Restorative Procedures, Impression Materials and Laboratory Procedures, Prosthodontics