Welcome

Dear Student,

Thank you so much for your interest in NDS Dental Assistant School. I, along with our instructors look forward to welcoming you to our innovative and unique course in dental assisting. We offer a course designed to give you the skills necessary to start your new career, at a minimum cost of time and expense.

We offer this opportunity from the perspective of practicing dentists and experienced dental assistants in the setting of an actual dental office. While we will seek to give you exposure to a wide range of techniques, materials, and dental knowledge, we will focus on the skills that dentists see as “core necessities” for starting a job as a dental assistant right away.

Job opportunities for trained dental assistants are readily available in today’s marketplace. While no one can guarantee job placement, the dental profession is currently facing a shortage of trained dental assistants. With our course, you will be equipped to start your new exciting career in dental assisting with an eye on future opportunities.

Our enrollment process is easy and we will guide you every step of the way.

Are you ready to change your life?

Schedules

Fort Worth - 10 week classes

  • Summer (AM Class)

    July 11, 2022 - September 14, 2022
    (Monday / Wednesday)
    Registration Deadline: June 27, 2022

  • Summer (PM Class)

    July 11, 2022 - September 14, 2022
    (Monday / Wednesday)
    Registration Deadline: June 27, 2022

  • Fall (AM Class)

    September 28, 2022 - November 23, 2022
    (Monday / Wednesday)
    Registration Deadline: July 5, 2022

  • Fall (PM Class)

    September 28, 2022 - November 23, 2022
    (Monday / Wednesday)
    Registration Deadline: July 5, 2022

  • Winter (AM Class)

    November 28, 2022 - February 8, 2023
    (Monday / Wednesday)
    Registration Deadline: November 14, 2022

  • Winter (PM Class)

    November 28, 2022 - February 8, 2023
    (Monday / Wednesday)
    Registration Deadline: November 14, 2022

Dallas - 10 week classes

  • Summer (AM Class)

    July 12, 2022 - September 15, 2022
    (Tuesday / Thursday)
    Registration Deadline: June 28, 2022

  • Summer (PM Class)

    July 12, 2022 - September 15, 2022
    (Tuesday / Thursday)
    Registration Deadline: June 28, 2022

  • Fall (AM Class)

    September 20, 2022 - November 29, 2022
    (Tuesday / Thursday)
    Registration Deadline: September 6, 2022

  • Fall (PM Class)

    September 20, 2022 - November 29, 2022
    (Tuesday / Thursday)
    Registration Deadline: September 6, 2022

  • Winter (AM Class)

    November 29, 2022 - February 9, 2023
    (Tuesday / Thursday)
    Registration Deadline: November 15, 2022

  • Winter (PM Class)

    November 29, 2022 - February 9, 2023
    (Tuesday / Thursday)
    Registration Deadline: November 15, 2022

Cost & Payment Options

The registration fee ($150) is due with an enrollment agreement to hold your place in the class.

The total cost for our comprehensive 10 week Dental Assisting Program is $5,845 (Not including any admin fee) which includes our Nitrous and Front Office certifications. Many students utilize our financing options. Click here to see if you qualify.

There are a limited number of seats available in each class. Seats are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Submit your Enrollment Application here.

Financing options are available to help students receive a quality yet affordable education.

Ask an admissions representative about how you can lower your monthly payments through our financing partners.

Click here to see if you qualify.

Additional Courses

Dental Assisting Plus

NDS Dental Assistant School’s Dental Assistant PLUS Program is $7,475 which includes $150 registration fee, $300 for books, $1,885 Dental Front office training, $1,473 Orthodontic specific training, and $1,472 for Pedodontics Specific Training. The student will also be responsible for paying $125 for school uniform, $75 CPR course (*CPR is not TWC regulated), and $325 RDA test.

Total Course cost- $8,000

This program is designed to prepare you a position as a Dental Assistant with specialty training in Dental Front Office, Orthodontic, and Pedodontics

Advanced Expanded Dental Assisting

NDS Dental Assistant School Advance Expanded Dental Assistant Program is $13,085 which includes $150 registration fee and $300 for books. The student will also be responsible for paying $125 for school uniform, $75 CPR course (*CPR is not TWC regulated), $325 RDA test, and $790 Nitrous Oxide (N20) test.

Total Course cost- $14,400

This program expands on the Dental Assisting course with more specialized training in sealant preparation, nitrous oxide monitoring, Coronal Polishing, Advance Cosmetic Teeth Whitening, and Pedodontics Specific Training.

Grant Opportunities

– GI Bill
– Texas Workforce Commission

We are approved providers for the grants listed above given for our amazing programs! These grants may cover the entire tuition cost or a large part of it! Grant money does not need to be paid back.

We have direct contacts for these grants to put you in touch with.

CREDIT CARD

Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express

In-House Payment Options

There are affordable financing options to make sure everyone can afford this program.

There are a limited number of seats available in each class. Seats are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Graduate Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median dental assistant salary in Texas is $39,680 a year and is rising because dental assistants are in such high demand.

The highest-earning dental assistants are earning as much as $52,530 a year. Once you become a dental assistant there are many different paths you can take to advance. After graduating from our program you will have the opportunity to earn advanced certifications while working in a dental office. Additional certifications provide a pathway to continue advancing your dental assisting career.

Here is an example of the path that Madison took:

Job Placement

Graduation Rate: 100%

Job Placement Rate: 99%

During the program, you will spend time shadowing professionals at a reputable dental office. We then help match you with a dental practice so you can start your career as a successful dental assistant upon completion of the program.

Ready to change your life?

Course Description

Program Outline: Dental Assisting with Nitrous and Front Office Certification

This program was designed to give students the working knowledge and skills necessary to excel in Dental Assisting, including specific job skill, such as correctly identifying and utilizing instruments and radiographic equipment, properly communication dental terminology, and providing assistance to dentists in different areas of specialization. Our students are prepared for the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Examinations and registration process, making them desirable professionals in the dental field. Entry-level positions include but are not limited to Dental Assistant, and Dental office staff. These positions are available to Dental practices.

Subject Descriptions:

DAST 101 Introduction to Dental Assisting, Dental Anatomy and Dentition

Students will learn how to demonstrate the characteristics of a professional dental Assistant, basic anatomy and differences between primary, mixed, and permanent dentition.

DAST 102 Disease Transmission and Infection Control

Students will learn the various methods required to ensure proper sterilization, disinfection, and proper biohazard waste disposal and OSHA guidelines.

DAST 103 Clinical Dentistry and Dental Instruments

The student will learn how to use dental instruments, their function, proper way to transfer, proper sterilization, dentallaw, and the expanded functions delegated to a qualified dental assistant.

DAST 104 Dental Radiology

Students will learn how to take radiographs. This will include learning Radiographic equipment, safety, infection control and the science of dental radiology.

DAST 105 Midterm Exam, Anesthesia, Impression Materials

Students will learn how to use various isolation techniques and types of evacuation systems. Also included are the various types of dental anesthesia and how they are administered and basic impression materials used and how to mix them and distinguish what they are used for.

DAST 106 Filling restorations Custom Trays

Students will learn how to set up and assist during restoration procedures and various types of restorative materials.

DAST 107 Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, and Provisionals

Students will learn how to identify and assist with various dental appliances fabricated to replace missing teeth.

DAST 108 Periodontics, Endodontics, Oral Surgery and Resumes

Students will learn to create resumes and learn the specifics of each dental field.

DAST 109 Course Review Pedodontics, Orthodontics, and Interviews

Students will learn skill about how to interview. They will also learn about Braces and the importance of preventive dentistry in children.

DASTP 109 Dental Front Office

Trains the student how to run and maintain the Dental Front office responsibilities and manage Patient’s accounts.

AEDAST 110 Nitrous Oxide Monitoring Certification Exam Preparation

Students will learn the functions and effects of nitrous oxide and learn how to monitor patients on nitrous.

DAST 110 Final Written and practical exams

Graduation and awarding of certificates-It is at this module that all students will take a written final exam that will include the entire course material. They will also be given a practical exam in order for the students to show what they have learned in regards to doing dental assisting procedures. This will include dental radiography, infection control, charting, and identifying of instruments.

*** If you are looking for more advanced training please inquire about our Advanced Expanded Dental Assisting and Dental Assisting PLUS course

Tours

To schedule a tour please click here to complete our school’s prescreen questionnaire and someone on our team will contact you to schedule a tour.

Program Catalog

Click here to download our free program catalog.