Admission process for the Dental Assisting program opens in April/May of each year

Mandatory Dental Assiting Entrance Exam – Register Here

*One Stop clients: TABE testing completed through One Stop

Exam fee: $15.00

Time: 10:00 am

Dental Assisting Calendar


Program Description

The Post Secondary Dental Assisting Program is recognized by the NJ Department of Education, certified through the Commission on Dental Accreditation (subject for certification review every 7 years) and the Dental Radiology Portion of the program is approved by the NJ Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners. The Dental Assisting Program prepares students to meet the NJ licensing and certification requirements to become Certified Dental Assistants in the State of New Jersey and indispensable members of the dental health care team.


Prerequisites

  • High School diploma or equivalent (foreign transcripts must be evaluated and translated)
  • Passing the TABE test
  • 18 years of age or older by October 15th of the enrolling year


Skills and Topics covered are

  • Introduction to the Dental Profession
  • Biomedical Materials
  • Dental Materials
  • Dental Science
  • Dental & Medical Emergencies
  • Dental Radiology
  • Dental Health Education
  • Practice Management
  • Internship
  • Seminar


CDA/RDA DANB Licensing Requirements

Dental Assisting program candidates will be required to sign a statement declaring that, “I am of good moral character, not a habitual user of druhs and I have never been convicted of or pleased no contendere, non vult contendere or non vult to an indictment, information or complaint alleging a violation of any Federal or State law relating to narcotic drugs” as per N.J.S.A.-Registered Dental Assistant and N.J.A.C.7-28-19.11-Dental Radiologic Board.

Dental Assisting students will be required to sign the same statement upon application to licensure and disclose any felony convictions within the last five years, any discipline action by a regulatory board or credentialing agency, any dismissal by an educational institution for an ethical violation, or if they have ever been declared mentally incompetent by a court of law. DANB will review each response and make a determination, in consultation with legal counsel, on a case-by case basis. DANB reserves the right, under extraordinary circumstances, to bring individuals for review under DANB’s Policy and Procedures for Disciplinary Review and Appeal.

The Dental Assisting Program is a full-time, ten month. The classroom hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 2:30pm. The 2017/2018 Dental program is scheduled to begin in September 2017 and end in June of 2018.

The tuition for the 2017-2018 class is $6,300.00. Uniforms, textbooks and licensing fees are included in the tuition.


Payment Plan

An initial deposit of $1000.00 is required to reserve a seat in the program, once the candidate has been accepted. Tuition payments may be made in (6) installments. The first payment is due prior to the class start date.