• Practice Dentoforms
    Practice Dentoforms

    Dentoforms are used to train students by simulating conditions they will encounter in practice.

  • Mirror & Periodontal Probe
    Mirror & Periodontal Probe

    Students use a Mirror and Periodontal Probe for disease assessment.

  • Infection Control
    Infection Control

    Students learn to use Dental Dam to reduce contamination during procedures.

  • Instruments

    DATC Students learn Instruments in order to effectively assist the Dentist when chairside assisting.

  • Radiographs

    Students learn to take Radiographs that are consistent in order to help the Dentist with diagnosis and treatment plans.

  • CPR

    As part of the DATC Dental Assistant I Program, Students become American Red Cross Certified in CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers.

  • Dental Office Operatory
    Dental Office Operatory

    Students learn about the Dental Operatory Set-up, Infection Control using Barriers and about the Dental Unit.

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    As part of the OSHA and Infection Control, Students learn about PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for them and for the patient.  Using barriers and wearing the proper protective items keeps everyone safe.

  • Impressions

    Students learn how to make good first impressions, In and Out of the operatory.

  • Curing Light
    Curing Light

    DATC Students learn how to use and what procedures require Curing Lights.

  • Dental Specialities
    Dental Specialities

    DATC Students learn from local area dental specialists.


 Session 21 and 22 Students, Are YOU Interested in a NEW CAREER?

Our Faculty and Staff are pleased to announce that DATC will ONCE AGAIN have 2 Sessions in Spring, 2020.

Session 21 will meet each Friday starting on February 21 & Session 22 Students will begin their Intensive Training Course on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

Session 21 will have their Orientations on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 3pm. Session 22 will have their Orientations on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 5:30pm. Orientation will consist of an introduction to Faculty and Staff, a tour of the facility and distribution of Course Materials, Syllabus and Supplies.

12 students per Session will learn ENTRY LEVEL Skills to become Dental Assistant I.

"Our Team of Instructors, most of whom have been with us since the beginning of DATC, are thrilled to welcome a 2 NEW groups of students. We pride ourselves on graduating students who are prepared for their First Job or their Forever Dental Home, with the understanding that they have just learned what's at the TIP of the iceberg. We have a session that will be filled with interesting lectures, clinical rotations and Guest Speakers, many of which are DATC Graduates", says Dr. Karen Barwick, Program Director. 

Within 12 full day classes, the students will complete a Workbook of 29 Chapters, submit  Resumes and Cover Letters and be tested at least 6 times including Midterm and Final Written and Identification Exams.

Led by a Faculty with many years in the Dental Industry, we teach the Basics for entering the Dental Field with Confidence and open minds.

"Every practice is different. We will focus on the TEAM and PROFESSIONAL Aspects of the Dental Professional, as well as entry level skills to build a successful career", says Dr. Karen Barwick, Program Director of DATC.

Each week, the students learn new skills that build upon the previous week. By the end of Week 12, each student has Entry Level Skills to use in obtaining that all important First Job!!!

If you are interested in beginning a rewarding career in a growing healthcare field, please feel free to call us 336.223.6080 or email kdbdds@datcinc.com or click here for a Session 21 / 22 Application.




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How DATC Helps

DATC Will Help You Achieve This Goal! Become a Dental Assistant I (DAI) over 12 Friday or Saturday sessions

  • Train in an actual dental office on state-of–the-art equipment
  • Class size limited to 12 students for individualized hands-on instruction
  • Train with Instructors who have many years of experience in Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene and Office Administration.
  • Rotate through Local Dental Offices to gain insight into the operations of General and Specialty Dental Practices.

What DATC Includes

DATC Training Includes Clinical Rotations which involves the following:

  • 30 Hours clinical rotations in more than 20 approved general dental and specialty practices
  • Sit chair-side during actual procedures
  • Networking improves job possibilities

What DATC Prepares For

DATC Students Meet the NC Dental Board Requirements for:

  • Radiology
  • Sterilization and Infection Control
  • Dental Office Emergencies
  • CPR