Welcome

Dear Student,

Thank you so much for your interest in Dental Assisting Academy of the Palm Beaches. 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.

We offer this opportunity from the perspective of practicing dentists and experienced dental assistants in the setting of an actual dental office. While we will seek to give you exposure to a wide range of techniques, materials, and dental knowledge, we will focus on the skills that dentists see as “core necessities” for starting a job as a dental assistant right away.

Job opportunities for trained dental assistants are readily available in today’s marketplace. While no one can guarantee job placement, the dental profession is currently facing a shortage of trained dental assistants. With our course, you will be equipped to start your new exciting career in dental assisting with an eye on future opportunities.

Our enrollment process is easy and we will guide you every step of the way.

Are you ready to change your life?

Schedules

  • EFDA Morning Labs (8 weeks)

    October 21, 2022 - January 6, 2023
    (Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Saturday 7:30am - 12:00pm)
    Registration Deadline: October 14, 2022

  • EFDA Afternoon Labs (8 weeks)

    December 2, 2022 - February 10, 2023
    (Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Saturday 12:30pm - 5:00pm)
    Registration Deadline: November 25, 2022

  • EFDA Afternoon Labs (8 weeks)

    February 10, 2023 - April 21, 2023
    (Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Saturday 12:30pm - 5:00pm)
    Registration Deadline: November 25, 2022

  • EFDA Morning Labs (8 weeks)

    January 13th, 2023 - March 17th, 2023
    (Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Saturday 7:30am - 12:00pm)
    Registration Deadline: January 6th, 2022

Cost & Payment Options

A deposit of $600 (includes the $150 Registration Fee and $450 for Textbook, Uniform & Supplies) is due with an enrollment agreement to hold your place in the class.

The total cost for the once Dental Assisting Program is $4,600 and many students utilize our financing options. Click here to see if you qualify.

There are a limited number of seats available in each class. Seats are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Submit your Enrollment 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.

CREDIT CARD

Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express

In-House Payment Options

ALL INCLUSIVE TUITION
View the different prices and payment options available for each course that the Dental Assisting Academy of the Palm Beaches has to offer!

  1. Full Payment – Make a full payment of $4,600
  2. Interest Free Payment Plans:
    • *All Student Payment Plans begin with the $600 Deposit*
    • Remaining Balance: $4,000
    • Remaining balance of $4,000 on the first day of class.
    • 9 Payments of $445 Weekly
    • 7 Payments of $570 Weekly
    • 5 Payment of $800 Bi-Weekly
    • 4 Payments of $1,000 Bi-Weekly
  3. Climb Credit Financing Option
    • Apply Online with Climb to find out your personalized financing!
    • Use this link for your application: Climb Application
    • Takes less than 5 minutes to apply, almost everyone gets approved with a soft credit check!
    • Average Terms: $270 a month for 16 months with interest*

    *Terms subject to change, based on credit check , credit history and income.

    There are a limited number of seats available in each class. Seats are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Submit your Enrollment Application here.

Graduate Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median dental assistant salary in Florida is $40,820 a year and is rising because dental assistants are in such high demand.

The highest-earning dental assistants are earning as much as $38,970 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

During our program, you will receive assistance with resume creation and practice role playing for interviews. We then help match you with a dental practice so you can start your career as a successful dental assistant upon completion of the program.

Ready to change your life?

Program

DA 101- Dental Theory Introduction

Identifying the members and role of each member of the healthcare team. Discussion of the important role a dental assistant plays in the practice. Overview of Professionalism in the dental field and legal aspects of dental treatment. Anatomy with primary focus on head and neck as well as teeth and their structures. Learn to Identify teeth in Primary and Adult dentition as well as tooth charting and classification of cavities.

DA 102- Sterilization and OSHA

Students learn about Disease transmission. The important role of sterilization to guard against the spread of Disease, and cross contamination. Treatment room prep and proper instrument processing. How to care for Sterilization equipment, how to clean suction lines, and care and cleaning of Dental Handpieces. Classification of and Proper handling of Biohazard waste, and 1-hour OSHA specific training, including single handed scoop needle technique. Also this day satisfies 4 hour HIV/AIDS training.

DA 103- Radiology Instruction

radiology safety and precautions for operator and patient. The difference between traditional film and digital X-rays. Discussion of the biological effects of radiation. Proper placement of Film/Sensor how to process x rays and why they are needed for diagnosis. Students learn the bisecting angle technique as well as perform Digital FMX on our Dexter.

DA 104- Chairside Assisting

Chairside assisting learning the clock concept on positioning of Dental Assistant, Dentist and Patient. Different Examinations done in Dentistry and Tooth Charting. Discussion of different Anesthesia used.

DA 105- Restorations and Impressions

Review and Discussion of Restorative Procedures. The matrix band and wedge as well as pin, post and their role in restoration. On campus restoration is discussed. Students learn about Impressions and types of impression materials when and why they are used. Students learn to sit chairside during a mock Restorative procedure, take an Alginate impression, pour and trim a model for diagnostic casts, as well as to place a tofflemire band and wedge.

DA 106 Pediatrics, Preventive Care, Medical Emergencies

Students learn about medical emergencies and the role of the dental assistant in prevention and assistance. Students learn CPR, Heimlich Maneuver as well as how to take blood pressure and pulse. We focus on Pediatrics as a specialty practice and Preventive care proper tooth brushing techniques, and home care. Students learn Coronal polish and place sealants. Students are American Heart Association CPR, First Aid and AED Trained and Certified.

DA 107- Crown and Bridge, Perio and Endo

Discussion of Specialty practices of Dentistry. The difference between fixed and removable prosthetics. Indications and treatment of periodontal disease, as well as Endodontic treatment. Students learn Perio charts, and about Periodontal indications and procedures. The fabrication of a temporary bridge as well as how to communicate with the lab by a written prescription. Students also learn to place a rubber dam.

DA 108- Surgical Procedures, Ortho, Job Search

Learning to assist in Surgical procedures, cutting sutures and Asepsis techniques. Indications of Orthodontics and the role of this specialty practice. Students are provided with resume assistance and Role playing for Interview skills.

Tours

To schedule a tour please call (561) 900-7141 or email office@daapb.com

Program Catalog

Click here to download our program catalog.