• 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.

Dental Assisting - It's About Teeth, But It's Also About People

datc s8 gradsThe program curriculum at Dental Assistant Training Centers is designed to be a rigorous 12 week program in order to prepare you for a new career within the dental field. At graduation, you will be ready to move into a new position within a dental practice armed with your DA I certification.

As a dental assistant graduate, you've met the requirements of the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners for Dental Radiology, OSHA and Infection Control, Dental Office Emergencies and CPR.

With that kind of accomplishment at graduation, you can only imagine that we cover a lot of facts within the classes of the program. There's a lot of dental basics that you'll study during the week, that you'll practice as a part of your homework assignments and that you'll be tested on as a part of our class time schedule. As a dental assistant, you need to know a lot about teeth. There's no doubt about it.

But that's not the only thing that we cover as a part of the DATC curriculum. Each and every tooth that makes up a smile belongs to a patient, a person. And as a representative of the dental practice, you have the opportunity to be an ambassador for good. You have the ability to make a positive impact in your patient's life while you're providing excellent dental care. That's why the DATC program covers other skills as a part of the curriculum.

We stress that our dental assistant trainees look at the bigger picture and incorporate (and hone) other characteristics as a part of their time with DATC:

  • Self Awareness
  • Professionalism
  • Positive Attitude
  • Team Player
  • Being Responsible
  • Taking Initiative
  • Sincerity
  • Kindness

It's important that our DATC graduates express these characteristics because dental assisting isn't just about taking care of teeth. It's about taking care of people.


Are you looking for a career change that does more than just teach you "how to," but also teaches you skills that improve your life? Consider becoming a Dental Assistant! The DATC Program prepares you for a real profession in only 12 Sessions and upon graduation, you will have a Dental Assistant I Certification. Get in touch with us to learn more!


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