5 Weekend Dental Assisting Certificate Program

(8 customer reviews)


Next Orientation Dates:

Sat, Sept 16th – 12:00pm – 2:00pm (please call to confirm)

Dental Assisting Program Dates:
Fri, Sept 22nd – Sun, Sept 24th
Fri, Sept 29th – Sun, Oct 1st
Fri, Oct 6th – Sun, Oct 8th
Fri, Oct 13th – Sun, Oct 15th
Sat, Oct 21st – Sun, Oct 22nd
Upcoming Orientation Dates:

Sat, Oct 28th – 12:00pm – 2:00pm (please call to confirm)

Call Ms. Grant (626) 345-0005 Ext. 1 or email orchid@adminstitute.com for future dates!
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Dental Assisting Program

Note:  This is an 80 hour course over 5 weekends, excluding holidays.

Dental assisting is a challenging and rewarding career, demanding versatility and a willingness to assume responsibility for many different tasks. With this personal interaction, comes the personal satisfaction of knowing you’ve really helped someone by helping to provide a valuable health service. Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team.


Job Duties and Responsibilities

The duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office. The dental assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills. Although state regulations vary, responsibilities may include:

  • charting (anatomy)
  • passing and receiving instruments
  • retracting tissue/ apply suction to assist better vision of the operating field chair-side assisting the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures
  • infection control protocol
  • asking about the patient’s medical history
  • taking vitals
  • instrument identification
  • preparing tray set-ups
  • mixing materials
  • taking and developing dental radiographs (X-rays)
  • sterilizing instruments
  • sterilizing equipment/equipment care
  • handpiece care
  • helping patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment
  • providing patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures, such as the placement of a restoration (filling)
  • teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)
  • taking impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts (models of teeth)
  • communicating with patients and suppliers (e.g. scheduling appointmentsanswering the telephone, billing and ordering supplies)
  • helping to provide direct patient care in all dental specialties, including
  • orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and oral surgery
Students will learn and receive:
  • Dental Anatomy
  • Chair-side Assisting
  • Vital Signs
  • Instrument Identification
  • Tray set-ups
  • Terminology
  • 8-hour Infection Control certificate
  • 2-hour Dental Practice Act certificate
  • 32-hour Radiation Safety (X-ray) certificate
  • 12-hour Coronal Polish-certificate
  • CPR/BLS (American Red Cross) card
Certifications – Approved by the Dental Board of California and American Red Cross

Call or Email Ms Grant for more details


(626)345-0005 ext1

8 reviews for 5 Weekend Dental Assisting Certificate Program

  1. orchid d

    Fast, FUN, and you will learn EVERYTHING you need to know to get hired as a Dental Assistant!

  2. Jennie (verified owner)

    Very quick and you’ll meet new people. Very nice , will work with you til you get it. It goes by fast. If you want a new careers best way to start

  3. Evelyn C

    Ms. Grant is a very good teacher! Met new people and enjoyed the fast program! 🙂

  4. Nancy Gomez

    Great DA program to do fast in just 5 weekends. Mr. Grant and Orchid are nice instructors and helpful.

  5. Rosa

    Quick and fun to learn here, made some good friends and enjoyed my time learning super fun and affordable great experience overall 🙂

  6. Debora Castillo

    Looking for a new career? This institute is the place to go! Great teachers and super fast courses.

  7. Fazil mistry

    Easy and fast course to become a dental assistant

  8. Gohar

    Im so excited that i pass all classes here, i wanna say a huge thank you to our lovely teacher. She was so great & patient. I learned a lot. Thanks again

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