Course Details

Course Details:

Accelerated Dental holds (3) three courses per year. Each course runs for (10) ten weeks consisting of (10) ten, (8) eight-hour classes. Classes are held (1) one day per week (Friday or Saturday), depending on the hosting dental office’s operational hours.

The curriculum has been designed by Accelerated Dental and is updated every year to ensure that all dental techniques and methods being taught are the latest in dentistry. Each academy is operated within a currently practicing dental office to best prepare our students for the real workplace environment.

After completion of the course, the student will be given a Certificate in Dental Assisting, CPR certified, & eligible to apply for a state specific radiology permit.


Course Mission:

To produce qualified, knowledgeable and hirable Dental Assistants through hands-on training, professional mentorship, and strategic workplace experience.

Students will be capable of executing the following tasks and will possess knowledge of the following information:

  • Dental terminology and equipment
  • Seat and dismiss patients
  • Take blood pressure
  • Understand basic process for updating patient health history
  • Take impressions and pour/trim models
  • How to make bleach trays 
  • How to make temporaries
  • Sterilize instruments
  • Room setup and breakdown
  • Take a Panorex 
  • Take and develop x-rays (conventional and digital) 
  • 4 handed dentistry (operative, crown, bridge, oral surgery and root canals) 
  • Understand OSHA guidelines 
  • Understand  front desk operations 

Entrance Requirements:

The following requirements are necessary to enroll in the dental assisting course offered by Accelerated Dental Assisting Academy: 

  1. Person must be in good health and present a clean neat appearance. 
  2. Person must be 17 years of age or older. (Note: Person must be 18 years of age or older to enroll in the Michigan locations.)
  3. Person must present one of the following:      
        --Copy of High School Diploma, GED, or HiSET (Note: Students in North Carolina must present a high school transcript, college transcript  or proof of high school equivalency upon enrollment.)

Please note: High School Seniors must be scheduled to receive his/her high school diploma within six (6) months of the course end date. A letter must be submitted by the student’s high school counselor or administrator verifying the student’s enrollment and anticipated graduation date. This is not applicable to students in South Carolina.  All students in South Carolina must have obtained a high school diploma or GED.