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Dental Assisting (DA1) Training Program




12 Weeks

About the Course

This is a 12-week program designed to provide entry-level dental assistant training that allows an individual to complete training and seek employment in the shortest time possible.  Training focuses solely on the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to work in a dental office.  Students learn in an actual dental office and get familiar with the work environment before their first day on the job.

Classes are held on:

Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 pm to 10 pm or Saturday from 9 am to 5pm for a total of 8 hours a week. Friday classes will be offered based on demand. Dates are subject to change.

Your Instructor

Dr Sery

Dr. Sery received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Benin in Nigeria.  She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and continued her education at the Bronx Lebanon where she earned her specialty degree in Pediatric Dentistry. She is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  She currently has hospital privileges at Caromont Hospital, Gastonia and Valley Gate Dental Surgery Center in Charlotte.

Dr Sery

Professional Licensing and Certification

Students who successfully complete the program will be classified as Dental Assistant 1 (DA1) and will receive a Certificate in Dental Assisting, Certificate in Dental Radiology (approved by the NC Board of Dental Examiners), OSHA and Sterilization certificate, dental office emergency certificate and CPR/BLS certification.  Students will be classified as a Dental Assistant 1 in North Carolina, upon completion of the program at AGDAAG.  After 3000 hours of chairside assisting with a licensed dentist, students should be able to transition to a Dental Assistant 2 (DA2).

To be classified as a Dental Assistant II, an assistant shall meet one of the following criteria:

1. completion of:

a. an ADA-accredited dental assisting program and current certification in CPR; or

b. one academic year or longer in an ADA-accredited dental hygiene program, and current certification in CPR; or

2. completion of the Dental Assistant certification examination(s) administered by the Dental Assisting National Board and current certification in CPR; or 

3. completion of:

a. a 3-hour course in sterilization and infection control

b. a 3-hour course in dental office emergencies; and

c. current certification in CPR.

d. after completing Sub-Items (3)(b), (c), and (d) of this Rule, dental assistants may be trained in any dental delivery setting and allowed to perform the functions of a Dental Assistant II under the direct control and supervision of a licensed dentist, except as listed in Sub-Item 3(e) of this


e. dental assistants may take radiographs after completing radiology training consistent with G.S. 90-29(c)(12).

f. full-time employment and experience as a chairside assistant for two years (3,000 hours) of the preceding five, during which period the assistant may be trained in any dental delivery setting and allowed to perform the functions of a Dental Assistant II under the direct control and

supervision of a licensed dentist.

Tuition and Fee Information

AGDAAG Program cost    $3600

  • Registration fee $100, nonrefundable due with the enrollment agreement

  • Learning materials $500, nonrefundable after the first day of class, regardless of how many hours the student spent in class.

    Included in the learning materials fee are required books, typodont, CPR certification, access to web based interactive training videos and all disposable supplies needed and used by the student.

  • Tuition  $3000, refundable based on refund policy.

    The tuition and learning materials fees cover the 12-week period of a school session.



  • Method of Payment: Cash, check, loan, credit card or payment agreement

  • Registration fee – due at the time of registration

  • Learning materials fee – due 3 business days before the first day of class

  • Full Payment of the tuition made in full 1 week prior to the first day of class.

  • Interest-free payment plan; 3 payments of $1000 through the 12 weeks of the session.

    • 1st payment due 1 week prior to the start of the session.

    • 2nd payment due at week five of the session.

    • 3rd payment due at week 10 of the session.

  • Customized payment plan set up with the program Academics and Records Director.


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