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Dental Assisting

Who Can Attend
Adults
Total Hours Required
1056
Financial Aid Eligibility
This career major is eligible for financial aid.
Salary Range
$10.00 - $18.00 per hour
Program Length
Full-time only: 10 months of instruction


Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance.
Licensure/Certifications
Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) through the Dental Assisting National Board
Radiation Safety Certification through the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry
The following additional, optional certifications are available depending upon job position/employer.
Sealant Application
Nitrous Oxide Application
Coronal Polishing/Topical Flouride Application
Accreditations
The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.
 
Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-4653
http://www.ada.org/100.aspx
Entrance Requirements
Interested adults should obtain and application packet from the Career Planning Center (CPC) for additional information on assessment tests, preference points, physical exam and immunization requirements, drug screening, and criminal background checks. Applicants must ensure that CPC receives all application forms.
Cost
TUITION AND FEES
In-State Tuition - $2,323.20
Out-of-State Tuition - $4,646.40
Application fee (non-refundable) - $15.00
BOOKS & SUPPLIES (ESTIMATES)
Textbooks - $605.00
Uniform and Supplies - $283.00
Immunizations - $250.00
Background check - $19.00
Drug testing - $45.00
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION COSTS
Dental Assisting National Board Exam Fee - $550.00*
Radiation Safety Certification - $145.00*
Dental Assisting Work Permit - $50.00*
* Exam, Certification, and Work Permit fees are paid by Francis Tuttle
Optional certifications depending upon employer:
Sealant Application course - $395.00
Nitrous Oxide Application course -$390.00
Coronal Polishing/Topical Fluoride Application - $415.00
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST
In-State - $3,540.20
Out-of-State - $5,863.40
Plus cost of additional optional certifications if desired (up to $1,200.00 as described above)
Courses
Biomedical Sciences45 hours
Clinical Practice300 hours
Clinical Sciences 1159 hours
Clinical Sciences 275 hours
Clinical Sciences 3153 hours
Dental Radiography54 hours
Dental Sciences 175 hours
Dental Sciences 2114 hours
Foundations of Dental Assisting51 hours
Practice Management30 hours
College Credit
Not available
Gainful Employment information
This program leads to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. For more information on occupational outcomes, job placement rates, on-time completion rates, loan debt, and other useful information, please click on this link.
 
 

Contact Info

Main Number
405.717.7799
7:30am - 8:30pm

Enrollment
405.717.4900

Attendance Numbers
Portland - 405.717.4304
Reno - 405.717.4646
Rockwell - 405.717.4206

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