This program is approved by the Florida Department of Health Board of Dentistry
(No prerequisites for this Program)
The primary objective of this program is to prepare students for employment as dental assistants. Upon completion, the graduate will possess a working knowledge of dental office and patient management, basic dental laboratory procedures, dental terminology, dental instrument and equipment utilization, dental pharmacology and anesthesia, chair side assisting and expanded functions, dental radiography, maintenance and asepsis of dental operatory and instrumentation, dental specialty procedures, and may be eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination.
The program is a planned structure of instruction consisting of one program and one occupational completion point. Students are placed into lab/clinical practice in dentist’s offices throughout Miami Dade and Broward County, which offers maximum flexibility to the student, allowing for the development of specific skills including expanded duties competencies approved by the Florida Board of Dentistry. The content includes, as a minimum, dental office and patient management, basic dental laboratory procedures, dental and general anatomy, dental terminology, nutrition, dental instrument and equipment utilization, microbiology, dental pharmacology and anesthesia, chair side assisting and expanded functions, dental office emergencies/CPR, dental radiography, maintenance and asepsis of dental operatory and instrumentation, dental specialty procedures, employability skills, leadership and human relations skills, ethics and jurisprudence, dental materials and preventive dentistry.
The Dental Assisting takes 1275 clock hours/43 weeks to complete.
For detailed description of the program and for course outline please see our catalog.
This program is approved for Financial Aid under Title IY. Financial Aid is available to qualified applicants. For more information please see our Financial Aid page and Consumer Information Handbook.
Program Name: Dental Assisting
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT 2013-2014 Data
The Higher Education Act of 1965 requires proprietary and vocational colleges to provide an eligible program of training to prepare students for Gainful Employment. Below you will find information for related occupations listed for Dental Assistants. The web link will provide information for tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, work context, job zone, education, interests, work styles, work values, related occupations, wages and employment trends, other sources and additional information. Also included is the on-time graduation rate, tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, job placement rate, and median loan debt incurred.
Program SOC Code and Name is 31-9091.00 – Dental Assistants
SOC web site is located at http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9091.00
Cost of Attendance:
Course Application Books and Fees Tuition Insurance and Fees Total Dental Assisting $100.00 $1,902.00 $12,500.00 $885.00 $14,502.00 Overall Placement Rate 100% On-time Graduation rate for students graduating between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 100%
* Prestige Health & Beauty Sciences Academy does not provide room and board
Median Loan Rates (covering 2013-2014 Award Year)
Title IV Loan Rate $ 13,875
No Private or Institutional Loans at graduation
Monthly payments for the Direct Loan program start at $50.00. To calculate your monthly repayment amount for your total student loan borrowed you can access www.finaid.org/calculators.
For the Job placement rate report above the information is done through the following methods:
- Who is included?
All students who graduated between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.
- What Type of Job?
Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA), Orthodontic Assistant, Certified Registered Dental Assistant, Oral Surgery Assistant, Surgical Dental Assistant, Expanded Dental Assistant, Expanded Duty Dental Assistant.
- When were they employed?
All students listed as placed must have been working between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 to be counted as employed.
- How were graduates tracked?
Mailing surveys and direct contact by calling the graduates’ and employers.
The placement rate was calculated using the accrediting agency formula and reported to
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