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Welcome
Congratulations! You are now Admissions
taking the first step towards a
rewarding career in the dental
profession.
A pplicants must possess a
high school diploma or high

Modern dentistry requires
school equivalenc y (GED) degree.
Applicants may apply in person,
assistants who are well versed online or by mail. Application
in four-handed techniques as materials and course schedules
well as being familiar with are available on our website.
hundreds of materials and Admissions are conducted
instruments that are used on throughout the year. New
any given day. Without proper assisting courses start about
chairside assistance, most every 4 months. One and two-day
dental procedures would be certificate courses are scheduled
near impossible to per form. on a first- come, first-serve basis.
That ’s why right now, there are Mid-course applications will
dental offices throughout the be given first consideration for
Charlotte metro area which need the next available course. All
well-trained, motivated dental applicants should demonstrate
assistants to join their team. a desire and willingness to learn
the skills necessary to work in a
The Dental Staff Institute was dental office.
formed to provide you with the
basic knowledge and technical Applicants are considered without
proficienc y to enter the dental regard to sex, race, age, creed,
field. This foundation will religion, national origin or physical
help you achieve the expertise handicap.
necessary to succeed immediately
upon graduation.

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Hours outlines the standards of bevavior
that are expected. Proper attire
must be worn in treatment rooms
Office hours are between 9AM and during clinical exercises.
and 4PM Monday through Friday. Professional appearance and
Assisting classes run for eleven attire will be discussed in detail
weeks. Sessions are available during your orientation.
on Saturdays 8AM to 5PM with
an hour for lunch. Evening
sessions are available Tuesdays
Training Aids
& Thursdays from 6PM to 10PM.
Certificate classes are held on
Your tuition and fees cover all
materials, books and equipment
Fridays and S aturdays. The school
necessary for your laboratory and
observes and will be closed for
operatory training.
New years Day, Memorial Day,
Independence Day, Labor Day,
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Financial Aid
Currently, DSI has no financial
Day. Classes which fall on such a
day will be rescheduled for the
following week. aid packages available.

Conduct & Dress Academics
Students are expec ted to act A low student to instruc tor ratio
in a professional manner at all is maintained by keeping class
times both in class and during sizes small. There are no more
observation or externship. Upon than 10 students per instructor
admission, students must sign and most clinical units will have
an honor code of conduct which additional teaching assistants
for a personalized learning

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Contents

Course Descriptions

Modern Dental Assisting: DA Level I 1

Auxiliary Certifications

Dental Radiography Certification 3
Coronal Polishing Certification 3
Nitrous Analgesia Certification 4
Advanced Laboratory Techniques 4

Policies

Attendance 5
Facilities and Faculty 5
Tuition and Fees 5
Grading and Progress 6
Conduct 7

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Co u r se De s cript io n s
Modern Dental Assisting: DA Level I (MDA001) Week 2: AM - Dental Diseases, Oral Pathology, and
88 Clock Hours Clinical and Didactic Instruction Preventive Dentistry
• D e nt al C ari e s ( to oth de cay)
12 Clock Hours Observation and Externship
• Gi ng iv i ti s
Saturday Session 8am to 5pm • Pe ri o do n t al D i s ea se
Evening Session T,R 6pm to 10pm • Ora l Pa th olo g y (Co m mo n a nd R a re )
Evening Session M,W 6pm to 10pm • Pre v e nti on a nd the Role o f th e D en t a l Assi st a nt

App Fee $ 65.00 Week 2: PM - Procedures of the General Dentist
Tuition $ 1,740.00 • Pre v e ntive : di a g n o si s , p ro phylax i s , se al ants ,
Laboratory $ 510.00 f lu o rid e, ora l hy g i e n e i ns truc t io n
Textbooks/CPR $ 210.00 • C arie s rem oval an d Ba si c R e sto ra tiv e
Deposit $ 395.00 Pro ce du re s (f i l li ng s) : a m a lg am a n d co mp o si te
Binder/Handouts $ 160.00 • Fi xe d Pro stho do n ti cs : Crow n s a n d B ridg e s
Total $ 3,230.00 • Re m ova ble Pro stho d on ti cs Oral Sur ge ry
Course Description • D e nt al Imp l an ts
The Modern Dental Assisting : DA Level I Certification • Pe ri o do n ti cs
course at Dental Staff Institute is an entry-level course • Or tho do nt ic s ( an d Inv i s a l ig n)
and consists of 88 hours of lecture/lab preparation • E n do d o nt ic s
and a 12 hour hands- on clinical intern ship in a general • C o sm e t ic De nti s tr y
dental office or specialty office with a practicing dentist. • Pe d i atri c De n ti st ry
Students completing the program will obtain a North • S ed at io n D e nti str y
Carolina Dental Assistant (DAI ) certificate. Students
will also obtain a Dental R adio graphy certificate, a Week 3: AM - Infection Control in Dentistry
Nitrous Oxide certificate, an OSHA certificate, a Medical • M aj o r Gro up s of Mic ro or g a n i s m s
Emergencies in the Dental Office certificate and a CPR/ • Vi ra l D i s ea s e s
AED card (for the healthcare prov ider) at the end of • Ba c te ri al D i s e a s e s
the course. All certificates issued will be recognized by • D i s e a s e Tra n s m i ss io n an d Infe c ti o n C ontrol
the state of North Carolina and students will be able to
• Me tho d s of Di se a s e Tran sm i ss io n
accept a position upon completion of the program. The
dental externship will be required once the student has • M aj o r Blo o db o rn e Pa th o ge n s
completed the eleven- week training preparation and will • Ty p es o f In fe c t io n s
allow for review of all the techniques and skills developed • O SH A
over the prev ious weeks. • Un ive rs al Precau ti on s
• Fi rst Ai d af te r a n E x p o s ure Inc i de nt
• M an a g i ng Co nt am i n ate d S har ps
Course Outline
• Nee d le sti c k E xp o su re Pro to co l
Week 1: AM - Introduction to Dental Assisting • H an dw a shi ng
• Or ie nt a ti o n • Pe rso n al Pro te c tiv e E q u ip me nt ( P PE )
• H i sto r y of D e nti str y • He p ati ti s Vacc i n e s
• D e nt al As si st i n g To day ( b e co m i ng a CDA ) • Wa s te Ma n a ge m ent
• Me mb e rs of the D e nt a l Te a m • D i s i n fe c ti o n
• D e nt al Eth i cs /D e nti str y a nd the L aw • In str um e nt Pro ces si ng a nd Ste ri l iz a ti o n
• L a nd m ark s of the Fa ce a n d Ora l C av i t y • D e nt al Uni t Wa te rli ne s
• D e nti ti o n ( Tee th ) an d Occlu si o n ( B ite )
• To oth Mo rphol o g y Week 3: PM - Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
• To ur o f th e Ge ne ra l De nt al O ff ice • Ba si c Ph a rm a col o g y
• Ant ib i o ti c Prop hyl a x i s
Week 1: PM - Dental Charting • Adv e rs e D rug E ffe c ts
• To oth Nu mb eri n g Syste m s i n Pri m ar y and • Pres c rip ti o n s
Pe rma n e nt D en ti ti o n • E m e rg enc y E q ui pm e nt an d Sup pli e s (Ox yg en ,
• To oth Su rf aces AE D, Med i ci ne s )
• Bl ack’s C la ssi f i ca ti o n of C a v it ie s • Re sp o n s es to Va ri o u s E m e rg e nc y Co n d it io n s
• C h art i n g di a g ra m s , symb o l s a nd ab b re v i a ti o ns (Sy n co p e, Postu ra l Hy p o te n si o n, Preg na nt
• Pe ri o do n t al C h a rti n g Pat ie nt , C ard i ac E m e rg e nc ie s , D i a b e tes , Asth ma
• The D i g i t al D ent al C h a rt At t ac k)

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Week 4: AM - Tour of the Dental Operatory Week 8: Dental Radiography - Didactic Portion
• D i s c u ssi on of D en t a l E q ui p m e nt • X -ray d i sco ve ry a nd h i sto r y
• D e nt al H an d In str u me nt s • R ad i a ti on physi cs
• D e s ig n an d C l a ss if ica t io n • The d e nt a l x -ra y m ach i ne
• E x am i n at io n In str ume nt s • R ad i a ti on e ffe c ts /s afe t y
• H an dc utt i ng In str um e nt s • Auto m a ti c a n d d i g i t a l f i lm p ro ce s si n g
• Re sto ra t ive In str um e nt s • Intrao ra l rad i o g raph y p o s it io n i ng tec hn iq ue s
• Acce s so r y In s tru m ents • Mou nt i ng de nt a l ra di o g raphs
• Pres e t C a ss e ttes an d Co lo rco d i ng Syste m s • E x tra o ra l ra di o g raphy : p a no ram ic x - rays
• In str ume nt S eq uen ce o n Tray
• H an dpi e ce s: Cu tti ng , Po li sh i ng , an d Fi n i shi n g Week 9: Dental Radiography - Clinical Portion
• Ro t ar y In stru me nt s ( Di a m o nd s , Fi n i sh i ng , • Ap pli ca ti o n of th e i ntrao ra l d en t a l rad i o g raph y
C a rb id e, Ac r yl ic a nd la b o ra tor y) us i n g th e Ri n n XC P i n stru m e nt s and DX TR
• O the r Ba s ic In str umen t s • Inf ec ti o n co nt rol
• R ad io g raphi c te chn iq ue e rro rs
Week 4: PM - Restorative and Esthetic Dental Materials • Re co g n i z i ng an a tom i c l a nd m a rks
• D i rec t Re stora ti o n s • Mou nt i ng the f u ll mo u th s er ie s
• Ind i re c t Re sto rat io n s a nd Prov i s io n a l s • Us e o f p ano ram i c m ac hi n e
• D e nt al L i ne rs , Ba se s , a n d B o ndi n g Syste m s
• D e nt al C e me nt s Week 10: Nitrous Oxide Monitoring Certification
• Te mp o ra r y ce me nt s This course fulfills the North Caorlina Requirement for
• Polyca rb ox ylate s , Zi nc Pho spha te Nitrous Oxide Monitoring and includes 4 hours of didactic
• Gl a ss Io no me rs instruction and 4 hours of supervised clinical time. Course
• Re si n s an d R M G I material reviews: history, chemical makeup, advantages,
• Impre ss io n Ma teri a ls contraindications, equipment and supplies, exposure reduc-
• C l a ss i f ic at io n o f Imp res si o ns tion, patient assessment and monitoring, patient education
• Impre ss io n Tray s and also administration of nitrous oxide analgesia.
• Irre ve rs ib le Hydro col loi d s (Alg i n a te)
• E l a sto me ric ( Polyeth e r, Polysu lfi d e, Week 11: Exams and Ancillary Procedures
Po ly v i nyl si lox an e, S i l ic on e) • Fi n a l E xa m i n ati o n s
• Bi te Re g i s trati on Ma te ri a l s a nd Tec hn iq ue s • D e nt al Ph o to g raph y
• Prac t ice Ma na ge m en t S of tw are
Week 5: Clinical Chairside Assisting • Fi n di ng Em plo ym ent
• Pro p er Po si tion i ng o f De nti st a n d Pa tie n t • Re sume a nd In ter v i e w
• Su c ti o n i ng • B e co m i ng a DAII
• To ng ue a nd C he ek Re tra c ti o n
• Ri n si ng of Ora l C a v it y a n d i s ola t io n of te e th EXTERNSHIP:
• 4 Ha nd e d D e nti str y An e xte r nsh ip o f 12 h o urs i n a p ra c ti c i ng d e nti s t’s
• M atri x B an d S e tup o ff i ce i s req ui re d fo llo w i ng the e le v e n- we ek Mo de rn
• L o ca l Ane s th e ti c S e tup D en t al Assi st i ng co u rs e. Stude nt s mu st co mple te
• Rub b er D am al l tw e lve h o urs w i thi n si x w ee k s of the l a st d ay of
• Re sto ra t ive S e tup cla s s . A ll ce rt if icate s w i l l b e aw a rded af te r su cce ssf ul
• Pro sth et ic s S e tup co m ple ti on o f the e x tern sh i p. O nly th e n w i l l the
• Su r ge ry S e tup stude nt b e co n si dere d a g radu at e of th e sc ho o l.
DAII D is clo s ur e :
Week 6: Clinical Chairside Assisting Continued A st u de nt compl e t in g al l o f th e re quire me nts o f th i s p rg ra m w il l
• M i xi ng cem e nts be c la ssifi ed a s a DAI in No r th C aro l ina . DA II c la s s if ic ati on
• Taki ng Imp re ssi o n s requi res su cc essf ul co mp le ti on o f :
• Fab rica t io n of p rov i si on a l re sto ra t io n s 1 . Fu l l - tim e e mp loy me nt a nd ex p e ri e nc e as a ch airsi de a ssi st ant
• Fab rica t io n of w h i ten i ng trays a n d ste nt s fo r two y ears ( 3, 0 0 0 h o urs) o f th e p re ceee din g f iv e, dur in g wh ic h
• Poli sh i ng De ntu re s a nd Tem p o rar y Crow n s p e r io d th e ass ist ant may be trai ned in any de nt al de live r y se t-
• Pou r i ng an d tri m m i ng Mo de ls ti ng a nd al lowe d to p r for m th e fu nc t i on s of a DA II un de r th e
direc t c ontro l and s up e rv i si on of a li ce n se d de nt i st ;
Week 7: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer a) a 3 - ho u r co u rse i n ste ri li zat io n an d infec t io n cont ro l ;
b) a 3 - h ou r co urse i n de nt al o f fi c e e me rge nc i es ;
The Am e ric a n R e d Cro ss te ache s th i s f ul l- da y co urse to
c ) radio lo g y t rain ing con si ste nt w ith G .S . 9 0 -2 9(s)( 1 2 ); a nd
h elp stu d e nts re sp on d to b re a th i ng an d ca rd i ac e m er- d) cu rre nt ce rt if ic at ion in CP R; o r
ge nc ie s i n adu lts , ch i ld ren a n d i n fa nt s. Stude nt s w i ll 2 . Suc c essf ul c o mp le t i on o f th e ce rt if icati on e x am adm in i ste red
o b ta i n a n Amer ica n Hea rt As so ci a ti o n CP R card a t th e by th e D e ntal Ass ist ing Nat io nal Board , an d cur re nt c e r tifi ca -
en d o f th e cla s s . ti o n in C PR .

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Dental Radiography Certification (DR001)
8 Clock Hours Didactic Instruction
8 Clock Hours Clinical Instruction
Friday and Saturday Sessions 8am to 5pm

Tuition $ 395.00
Clinical $ 105.00
Textbooks $ 95.00
Total $ 595.00 Coronal Polishing Certification for DA II (CP001)
4 Clock Hours Didactic Instruction
Course Description 4 Clock Hours Clinical Instruction
The D en t al R a d io g ra phy C e rti f i ca ti o n co urse at Single Session 8am to 5pm
D S I i n co rp ora te s t wo f ul l day s e s si o n s to sa t i sf y
th e re q ui re men t s of the North C aro li n a State B o a rd Tuition $ 270.00
o f D e nt a l E xam i n e rs . Stu de nt s w i ll re ci e ve e ig ht Clinical $ 85.00
h o urs o f di da c ti c i n str uc ti on i n the te rm i n olo g y, Total $ 355.00
pro duc ti o n, us a ge a nd ty p e s o f rad io g ra ph y u se d i n
de nt i st ry. The se con d e ig ht ho u r s es si on i nclud es
h an ds - o n i n str uc ti on a n d c l i ni ca l a p p li c ati o n o f the Course Prerequisite
kn ow le dge g a i ne d i n the d i da c ti c p o rti o n. Stud ent s w ho
succe ssf u lly co mp l ete a l l 1 6 h ou rs of i n st ru c ti o n a nd DA L e ve l I I ce rti f i ca ti o n i s req u i re d .
p a ss th e d e nt a l ra d io g ra phy ex am w i l l b e a w a rd ed a
Course Description
ce rt if icate of ac hi e ve me nt .
The Co ron a l Pol i sh i ng C er ti f i ca ti o n c o urse a t D S I
Course Outline i s o p e n to li ce n s ed DA le ve l I Is wh o w i sh to e xp an d
Session 1 th ei r ski ll s . Th i s co u rs e co n s i st s of a f ul l day s e s si o n
de si g ne d to sat i sf y the req ui rem e nt s o f the Nor th
• X -ray d i sco ve ry a nd h i sto r y C a rol i na St ate B o a rd o f D e nt a l E xam i ne rs a s prov id ed
• R ad i ati on Ph ys ic s b y the No r th C arol i na St ate Prac t ice Ac t. St ude nt s w i ll
• The D e nt a l X -R ay Ma ch i ne re ce ive th re e ho u rs o f d id a c ti c i n st ruc ti o n o n rati o na le,
• Ty p es o f R ad i ati o n st a i ns a n d d ep o s it s , m eth o d s , e qu i p m en t and m ate ri a l s .
• R ad i ati on e ffe c ts a n d s a fe t y The s ec on d fo ur ho urs i n clude su p er v i s e d cl i n ica l t i me
• D e nt al f i m to a llo w fo r the d e v e lo p me nt o f coro n al p ol i sh i ng sk i l ls
• H an d an d au tom a ti c pro ce ss i ng o n co urs e p a r ti ci pa nt s . Stude nt s w ho co mple te a l l 8
h o urs o f i n str u c ti o n a nd p a s s th e di dac ti c exa m w i ll b e
• D i g i t al i m ag e ca pture a nd p ro ce ssi ng
awa rde d a ce rti f i cate of ac hi e ve m en t . Th i s ce rt i fic ate
• Intrao ra l rad i o g raph y : pa ra lle li n g , b i s e c ti n g , al low s fo r supraco ro n al p ol i shi ng of p at ie nts’ te e th
b ite -w i n g a n d o cc lu sa l te ch n i que s un d e r the d i rec t sup e r v i s io n of a l ice n s e d de nt i st i n
• E x trao ra l radi o g ra phy : p an o ra m ic, No rth C a rol i n a .
ce pha lo met ri c a nd sku ll v i e ws
• E me rg i ng co ne -b ea m 3 D tech no lo g i e s Course Outline
Session 2 AM Session

• C l i n ica l ap pl ica t io n us i ng the Ri n n XC P i n s tru - • No rth C a rol i n a l aw fo r s e le c tiv e co ro n al
me nt s , v ari o us o the r f i lm hold e rs a n d the de nt al p ol i shi ng.
rad i o g ra ph y m a n neq ui n • S ele c tiv e Pol i sh i ng a nd e ffe c ts
• Inf ec ti o n co nt rol • Ind i ca ti o n s a nd co n tra i nd icati o n s
• Te ch n i que e rro r re v i e w • Ty p es o f s t a i n an d de p o si t s
• Re co g n i ti on o f a n ato m ic l an dm a rks • Re v i e w o f Ab rasiv e s a n d equ ip me nt
• Mou nt i ng i ntrao ra l ra di o g raph ic s eri e s • H an dpi e ce us a ge a nd care
• Us a ge of th e pa no ra mi c m a ch i ne • R at io n a le fo r flo s si ng a nd flu o ri d e
• D e nt al R a d io g ra phy ex am • Ste p b y ste p ov e rv i e w
PM Session

• D e m on st rat io n o f c l i ni ca l te ch n i qu e s
• Group b re ako ut s es si o n for sup e r v i s ed c li n i cal
pra c ti ce o f lea r ned te ch ni q u es
• Wri tten a nd o ra l e xa mi n a ti o n
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Nitrous Oxide Analgesia for DAI or DA II (NO001) Advanced Laboratory Techniques (ALT001)
4 Clock Hours Didactic Instruction 2 Clock Hours Didactic Instruction
4 Clock Hours Clinical Instruction 6 Clock Hours Laboratory Instruction
Single Session 8am to 5pm Single Session 8am to 5pm

Tuition $ 220.00 Tuition $ 225.00
Clinical $ 105.00 Laboratory $ 215.00
Total $ 325.00 Textbooks $ 45.00
Total $ 485.00
Course Prerequisite
DA L e ve l I o r II ce rt if ica t io n i s re qu i re d . Course Prerequisite
Course Description Co m plet io n o f M DA0 01 o r pre v io u s DA L e ve l II
The Ni tro u s O xi de / In h a la t io n S ed at io n C e rti f i cati o n ce rt if ica t io n i s re qu i re d .
co urs e at D SI i s o p e n to l ice n s e d DA le ve l Is o r I Is Course Description
w ho w i sh to e xp a nd the i r ski ll s . Thi s c ou rs e co n si st s o f
a f ul l day s e ssi o n d e si g ne d to s a ti sf y the re qu i re m en ts The Ad va nc ed L ab o ra to r y co u rse at D S I i s o p e n to
o f th e Nor th C a rol i na St a te B o a rd o f D e nt a l E xa m i ne rs stude nt s w ho ha ve co mple ted M DA I o r who are
l ice n s e d DA le ve l IIs w ho w i sh t o re v ie w o r e xp a nd
a s p rov i ded b y th e No r th C a rol i n a St a te Prac t ic e Ac t.
Stud e nt s w i ll re ce ive fo u r ho u rs of di d ac t ic i n str uc ti on th ei r ski ll s . Part ic ip an t s w i l l le a rn adv an ce d ch ai rsi de
fol low ed b y thre e ho u rs i n clud e s up e rv i s e d cl i ni c al and o ff ice l ab o ra to r y te ch ni que s .
ti m e to al low f or the d e ve lo p me nt of m o n ito ri ng sk i l l s Are a s cov ered i n cl ude adv a n ce d m o de l prep arati o n,
o n co urs e p ar ti ci pa nt s . Stude nt s w ho co mple te a l l 8 f ace b ow a n d a rti c ul atio n , p rov i si on al f ab ric at io n us i ng
h o urs o f i n str u c ti o n a nd p a s s th e di da c ti c exa m w i ll b e m ult iple tec hn iq ue s a nd m ater i a l s and the re p a i r and
awarde d a ce rti f i ca te of ac hi e ve m en t . Th i s ce rt i fic ate re f urbi shi n g o f re m ov able a nd o rtho do nti c a p pli a nce s .
al low s fo r the mo n ito ri n g of p at ie n ts us i n g n it ro us L a s tly, stud e nt s w i ll le a rn a pre ci s e te chn iq ue fo r
oxi de u nd er the d i rec t sup e rv i s io n of a l ic en s ed de nt i st f ab rica t i n g wh ite n i ng trays , sur g i ca l g uid es an d
i n No rth C a rol i n a . re t ai ne rs . A ll un it s co n si st of b oth di da c ti c and h a nd s-
o n se c ti o ns . By the end o f the co u rs e, a l l s tud ent s w i ll
Course Outline h ave p ro p erly m o un te d ca sts o n w h ich th e y w i ll h ave
AM Session create d prov i s io n a l res torati o n s
• H i sto r y an d ov e r v ie w Course Outline
• Myt h s a n d Rea li ti es o f a n a lg e si a AM Session
• C he mi ca l m a keu p
• Ind i ca ti o n s a nd co n tra i nd ica ti o n s • Fab ricat io n and dup l i cati on o f se v e ra l t y p e s o f
• Re v i e w a nd d ef i n i ti on o f eq u ip m e nt study ca st s to m ake i n d iv idua l worki ng ca st s .
• Occ up at io n a l ex p o sure re duc ti o n • S hade t a k i n g, pho to g raphy a n d lab
• Pat ie nt a s se ssme nt an d mo n i to ri n g co m m un ic ati o n .
• Pat ie nt ed uca t io n • Pro p er l ab orato ry d i si n fe c t io n
• Ste p b y ste p ov e rv i e w o f a dm i n i stra ti o n • Stu dy m od e l p re pa rat io n i n cludi n g or tho do ntic
tr i m m i ng a n d s o a p i n g
PM Session
• Intro duc t io n to f ac eb ow re cord s
• D e m on st ra t io n o f c l i ni ca l te ch n i qu e s • Arti c u lat io n a nd m o un ti ng of ca s ts o n v ari o u s
• Group b re ako ut s es si o n for sup e r v i s ed c li n i ca l t yp e s of ar ti c ula to rs .
prac ti ce o f lea r ned te ch ni q u es • Us i ng th e v ac u - fo rm er fo r re t ai n ers , tra ys an d
• Wri tten a nd o ra l e xa mi n a ti o n ste nt s
• Re p ai r a nd p ol i sh i ng of re m ovable a p pli a n ce s
i nc lu d i n g u se of th e pre ssu re p o t fo r p ro p e r
acr yl ic c uri n g.
PM Session

• Us i ng ca st s a nd ste nt s f ro m the m o rni n g,
th e a f te rn o o n se ssio n w i l l co nce nt rate o n
th e p ro p e r f ab ri c at i on o f s e ve ra l ty p es o f
prov i s io n al re sto ra ti o n s a s we ll a s w hi te n i n g
trays . Pro p e r pro v i si o na l cem e nt ati on a s w el l a s
p at ie nt m a n a ge m en t w i ll b e re v ie w ed .

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At te n da n ce
DA1 C l ass e s at D SI a re d e si g ne d to fol lo w a n th e e xam i n a ti on fo r tha t m o du le, yo u m a y ret a ke i t
acce le rate d c u rri c u l um . B e ca us e of thi s , it i s v e r y o nly af te r yo u h a ve a ud ite d i t .
i mp o rt ant tha t yo u co m m i t yo ur cla ss ti m e o n yo u r
s che d ule an d no t mi ss an y m o du les . O SH A , C P R a nd R ad i o g rap hy mo d u les m ay no t b e
m a de up. S ho u ld yo u f ai l to atten d the s e mo d u le s ,
Mo du le s ma y o n ly b e m i s se d i n th e ca s e o f a n ab solu te yo u w i l l ne e d to t ake the m at a dd it io n al cos t w i th
em e r ge n c y. S ho u ld i t b e ne ces sa r y to m i s s a m od ule, us o r prov i d e proo f tha t yo u h a ve o b t ai n e d th o se
plea se g ive a s much a dv a nce n o t ice a s p o ssi ble. ce rt if ica t io n s el s e whe re i n orde r to re ceiv e yo ur DA 1
ce rt if ica te.
Stud e nt s may mi ss o nly o ne m o du le fo r a d o c um e nte d
em e r ge n c y. Yo u m ay stud y th e ma te ri al at ho m e a nd Yo u a re ex p ec te d to b e rea dy to s t art o n ti me. Ta rd i ne s s
st i ll t ake the mo d ule ex a m the fol lo w i n g we e k to ke ep affec t s no t o nly yo u . The di srup ti on a ffe c ts yo u r
up w ith yo ur cla ssm a tes , h ow e ve r, i n o rd e r to re ce ive cla s sm ate s a s we ll . A co n s i sten t p atte rn of t ardi ne ss
yo ur cer ti f i ca ti o n, yo u mu st a ud i t th e m i sse d m o dule w i l l n o t b e tol e rate d a n d yo u m a y b e a sked to w i thd raw
du ri n g th e ne x t av a i l able s e ss io n . If yo u d id n o t p a ss f rom th e co urs e w i th o ut a tui tio n re f und .

Tu it io n an d Fe e s
If th e st udent i s no t acce pte d i nto t he t rai ni ng p ro g ram , al l fo ll ow ing p ro v i si on s :
mo n ie s p aid b y t he s tud e nt s ha l l b e re fu nd e d le ss the $45
re g i st rat io n fee. 1) A s tude nt who st arts cla ss and w i thd raws be fore w e ek 3
w i ll b e ent itl e d to a 75% ref und of tuit i on a nd l ab orat or y fe e
Tu iti o n fo r o ne a nd t wo d ay cou rs e s i s due i n f u l l at the t ime le ss the de p os it , reg i stra t io n fe e a nd di stri bute d tex tb oo k s or
of re g i strati o n . Re fu nd s w il l b e i ssu ed up t o 14 days b efore sup pl ie s.
th e st art o f yo ur cl as s les s a $ 45 ap pli cati on fee . B eyo nd the
de ad li ne, you m a y u s e your tui ti on towa rd s a no the r co urs e, 2) A s tude nt who st arts cla ss and w i thd raws be fore w e ek 5
i f avai l ab le. The re i s a $2 5 ch a nge fee to re p ro cess your w i ll b e ent itl e d to a 50% ref und of tuit i on a nd l ab orat or y fe e
p ap e r w ork an d re - en rol l yo u i n the ne w clas s. Once yo ur cl a ss le ss the de p os it , reg i stra t io n fe e a nd di stri bute d tex tb oo k s or
ha s st ar te d the re a re no re fu nds . sup pl ie s.

Th ere i s a n o n-re f und ab le $ 4 5 reg i strat io n fe e for t he 3) A s tude nt who st arts cla ss and w i thd raws on o r a f te r we e k
MDA 001 1 1 w ee k co urse . Once acce pte d , a $3 50 dep o si t is 5 w i ll no t b e enti tle d to a re fun d of the tui ti on a nd fee s.
re qui re d to re se r ve your sea t . Thi s dep o si t i s n on- ref und ab le
le ss than 60 days b e fo re th e st a rt o f you r f i rst cl ass . The Th e s cho ol shal l m a ke t he ap pro p ri at e ref un d w i thi n th i rt y
b a lance o f tu it io n i s due no le ss th a n 30 days b efore the st art da ys o f the d ate the s ch o ol i s able t o de ter mi n e t hat a
of your fi rs t cl a ss. Sho uld yo u de cid e th at you d o no t w i sh to stude nt h a s w i thd raw n o r h a s b e en te rm i n a ted f ro m a
en rol l , tuiti on i s ref und ab le up to 1 4 days b e fo re the st ar t o f pro g ram . R e fu n d s sha ll b e b a se d up on th e la st d ate o f
cla ss l es s you r d e p os it a n d re g is trati on fee . Once your cla s s a stud e nt ’s atte nda n ce o r pa rti ci p at io n i n an aca de m ic
st a rts , ref und s for t uit io n sh a ll b e m ad e i n accord ance w i th s cho ol ac tiv i ty.

Fa c ilit ie s a n d Fa cu lt y
Victoria Malz, DMD
Facility Director, Instructor
C l a ss e s w i ll t ake pla ce i n a st a te - o f - th e - a rt s e ve n ch ai r Ryan Woodman, DMD
de nt a l fac i l it y. Pre s e nt a ti on s a re g iv en d ig i ta l ly on a Manager, Instructor
55 i nc h LC Ds cree n i n a com fo rt a ble cla s s s ett i ng. Al l
Lisa Hey, DAII
de nt a l e qu i p ment , m a teri a ls a nd s up pl ie s a re i n clude d
fo r al l l ab o rato r y a nd cl i n ic a l e xc erc i s e s. In a d d i ti on I nstructor
to c l i ni cal tre atm e nt are a s , the re a re fu l ly f un c tio n i n g Amica McLendon, RDH
ste ri li z a ti o n a nd lab o ra to ry a re a s fo r stu de nt s to us e . Instructor
Additional instructors may be present to augment, assist and provide
more individual instruction as needed depending on the module and
attendance.

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G ra din g a n d Pro g re s s
Weekly Module Grades
E a ch we ekly c la s s w i ll b e st a rted w ith a re v ie w a nd Dental Radiography
q u est io n s ab o u t th e pre v io us w ee ks m a te ri al . It i s i n Stud e nt s w i ll have th e op p o rtun i ty a s p art o f the M DA
yo ur b es t i nte res t to stud y a nd re v ie w the a s si g n m e nt s c u rri c ul um to s at i sf y the re ui rem e nt s tow ard s a Nor th
o utsi de o f cl a ss a n d b ri ng a ny q uest io n s you m ay sti l l C a rol i na R ad io g rap hy cert if icat io n . In a ddi ti o n , th i s
h ave w i th you to th e se ssi o n . At th e end of the re v i e w, co urs e i s o p en to a ssi st a nts w h o are re q ui re d to have
a w ritte n e xa mi n ati o n w i l l b e a dm i n i ste re d re g a rd i ng th i s ce rt i fic at io n w ho a re w o rki n g o r w ho w i sh to wo rk
th i s m at eri a l. E xa m s ma y e nco mp a ss m ult iple ch o ice i n No r th C a ro li n a . Stu de nts mu st pa s s b o th the w ri tte n
and sho rt d e sc ri pt ion qu e sti o n s . Stud e nt s m ust o b t ai n and cli n i cal p o rti o n s of th i s s e c tio n a s de f i ne d b y th e
a g rade of 70 % o r b e tte r i n o rd e r to pa ss th e m o dule . st a te. Yo u w i ll b e a llowe d to aud it th i s p or ti on a nd
Stud e nt s who d o no t ab t ai n a pa s si n g s core mu st m a ke re t ake th e ex am i na t io n o ne ti m e i n th e ne xt a va i la ble
arrang e m ents to re t ake th e ex a mi n ati o n on th ei r o w n te rm . Pa ss i n g th e radi o g raphy p orti o n i s a p re re q ui s ite
ti m e b e fo re g ra du at i on . Stu de nt s wh o f a i l th e re t a ke fo r su cces sf ul ly p a ss i ng th e M DA cou rse .
ex am m ust aud it th e s e c tio n i n th e n e xt av a i labl e te rm
and a g ai n re t a ke the e x a m i na t io n . Stude nt s who fa i l Nitrous Oxide and Coronal Polishing Certification
mo re th an t wo mo du le s a re sub je c t to a ca de m ic re v i e w. Stud e nt s a tte n di n g the Ni tro u s Oxi d e S e dat io n o r
If i t i s ap p a re nt th at ad e qu ate p ro g re ss ca nno t b e Co ro n al Pol i sh i ng t rai n i n g m o d ule s mu st pa ss a cl i n ica l
ach ie v ed , stu de nt s m ay con ti nu e to a udi t the co urse and w ri tte n e x am i na t io n i n a cco rd an ce w i th th e st an -
b u t w i l l NOT re c ie ve a DA I ce rti fi c ate. Su cce ss f ul da rd s se t b y th e No r th C a roli n a D en t al B o a rd .
co m ple ti on o f the C PR , OSH A an d R a di o g ra phy
un it s m ay sti ll b e o bt a i ne d , ho we ve r, n o a dd it io n al Advanced Laboratory Techniques
re t ake s w i l l b e al low ed . Stude nts m ay b e co n sid e re d fo r Stud e nt s a tte n di n g the Adv ance d L ab o rato r y Te ch -
re adm i ss io n i n to th e n e xt a v ai la bl e s e ssi o n an d g iv e n n iq ues co urs e mu st s ucce ss fu l ly co m ple te a ll e xce rci se s
a 5 0 % di s co u nt o f the t he n c urren t tu it io n fee . The s e and w i l l re ci e ve a c ert i f ic ate up o n rec om m e ndat io n
ca s e s w i l l b e ha n dle d o n a n i nd iv idu a l b a s i s . f rom yo u r i n st ruc to rs .

CPR Certification Transcripts and Certificates
The C PR cla s s i s b e i ng a dm i n i ste re d b y a n a ccred i ted Fol low i ng g rad uati o n, prog re ss a n d a tten d ance rec ords
Ameri ca n R ed C ro ss a ge n c y a nd yo u w i l l reci e v e C P R/ are ke pt o n fi le a nd are a v ai l a ble fo r re v ie w up o n re -
AE D, E me rg en c y Ox y ge n, Em er ge nc y Re s p o n se an d q u est . R e pla ce me nt ce rt if icate s a nd/ o r pro g re s s re co rd s
D i s e a s e Tra ns m i ss io n pre ve nt io n ce rt if ica t io n s di rec tly can b e req u este d fo r a $ 10 reco rds fe e.
f rom th em . Stu den t s w i ll b e re qui re d to s a ti sf a c to ri ly
p a ss b o th th e w ri tte n a nd p ra c ti c al ex am i n at io n s .

OSHA Certification
Stud e nt s mu st a tte nd the O SH A t ra i ni n g m o du l e a nd
succe ssf u lly p a s s a w ri tte n ex a m i n at io n i n a cco rd a nce
w ith the st a nda rds s e t by th e No rt h C a ro li n a De n ta l
B o a rd .

Final Examinations and Clinical Performance
A f i na l E xa mi n a ti o n cov eri n g a l l o f t he d id ac t ic
and cli n i cal mo du le s w i l l b e a dm i n i ste re d i n the la s t
w e ek o f th e MDA p ro g ra m. Th i s e xa m w i l l co unt
a s 40% o f yo ur fi n al g rad e w he n av e ra ge d w i th you r
mo du le g rade s. A sco re of 7 0 % o r m ore i s requ i re d to
succe ssf u lly co mp l ete the cou rs e.
Internship
Af te r co mple tio n o f the M DA co urs e, yo u mu st co m -
ple te 12 h o urs o f i nte rshi p i n a n ap p rov ed f a ci li ty. The
sup e r v i si ng do c to r w i ll comple te a re v ie w o f you r p e r-
fo rm ance d ur i ng you r i nte rn shi p. Yo ur cer ti f i cate w i l l
b e awa rde d a fte r a pa ssi ng re v ie w i s re c ie ve d .

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Ho n o r Co d e o f Co nd u c t

B y b ec om i n g a d e n t a l a uxi l i a r y yo u a re e nte r i ng a
h ea lth profe ss io n . The re a re m a ny la ws tha t go ve rn
yo ur wo rki ng b eh av i or i n cl u di ng H IPAA priv a c y la ws ,
The fol low i ng i s a n exce rpt o f o u r pro fe ssi o na l co d e:

• I w i ll a p pro ac h a l l a sp ec t s of my e duc atio n w i th
co n se nt st atute s , O SH A a nd g en era l ly a ccep ted st an - h o nest y a nd i nte g rit y, em b rac i ng o p p o rtun it ie s
da rd s of b e hav i o r a s o utl i n ed b y the No r th C aroli na to le arn f ro m p a ti ent s , teach ers , a n d c ol le a g ue s .
D en t al B o a rd . It i s i mp o rt an t to u s at the o ut se t that I w i ll val ue a n d resp ec t the k now led ge an d
yo u und e rst a nd a nd a ccep t t he se pro fe ssi on a l g u i de - w i s do m of o th ers .
l i ne s . Fai lu re to liv e up to th em i n the w o rki n g e nv i ron - • I w i ll m ai nt ai n th e h ig h es t s t an da rd s of
me nt ca n l e ad to se ri o us le g a l tro uble fo r b o th yo u a nd profe ss io n a l co ndu c t ac ad e mi c al ly, cl i ni c al ly,
yo ur e mplo ye r. With tha t s a i d , f ro m the m o m en t yo u and s o c i a l ly.
st a rt yo ur t ra i ni n g , w e w i ll ex p ec t an d hold you to the • I w i ll ce rt if y o nly tha t w hi ch I have p ers o na lly
h i g he st st an d ards . v eri fi e d , and I w i ll ne ithe r rece ive no r g ive
un autho ri z e d a ss i st a n ce o n e xa mi n a ti o n s.

Y o ur orie nt at io n w i l l i n cl ude th e si g n i n g o f a n aca -
de mi c ho no r c o de wo rded to p re v en t a ny stud ent s
f rom g a i n i ng an u n f a i r a dv an ta g e o ve r o the r s tud en t s
• I w i ll re co g n i z e m y w ea kne ss es a n d s tre n g th s
and st riv e to d e ve lo p tho se q ua l it ie s th a t w i l l
ea rn the re sp e c t o f m y p ati e nts , my co lle ag ue s ,
th ro ug h a ca de mi c mi sc o ndu c t . Th i s co de i n clude s n o t m y f a mi ly, and m ys el f. I w i l l co nti n ue to value
o nly ru le s ab o ut yo ur ac ad em i c b e ha v ior, b ut yo u r p ro - m y relat io n s w ith tho s e wh o h av e supp o rte d
fe ssi o n a l d e me a no r a s w el l. You r f a i lu re to uph old the m e i n the p a st an d tho s e w h o w i l l sh a re i n my
st a n d ards t he re i n m ay re sult i n yo u r di s m i ss al w itho u t f uture.
a ref un d of you r tu it io n . Ju dge me nt i s a t o u r di s c re ti on • I w i ll st riv e to ea rn th e tru st my p ati en ts pl ace
and th ere i s n o re qui rem e nt for a w arn i n g . i n m e an d the resp e c t th a t s o ci e t y p l ace s up o n
m y p ro fe s si on . I w i l l re s p e c t the h uma ni t y,

A cade m i c mi sco n duc t i s a ny a c t th a t d o es o r co uld
i m prop erly d i sto rt stu de nt g ra d es o r o the r stu de nt
acade mi c rec ord s. Such a c t s i n cl u de bu t n ee d n o t b e
ri g hts , an d dec i si o n s of al l pa t ie nt s and w i l l
atten d to th em w i th co mpa ssi o n an d w itho ut
b i a s , m a i nt ai n i ng p a ti en t co n f id en ti al i ty,
l i m i ted to the fo ll ow i n g : re m a i n i n g t ac tf u l i n my wo rds an d a c ti o n s .
• I w i ll v al u e the d ive rsi t y o f p ati e nt s’
• Pos s e ss i n g , us i n g o r e xch a ng i ng i m p ro p e rly
ex p e ri e nce s , c ultu re s, a nd b e l i ef s b e ca us e
acq ui re d w ri tte n o r ve rba l i nfo rm a ti o n i n the
i t e n hanc es m y ab i l it y to ca re fo r the m a n d
prep ara ti o n of a ny ess a y, l a b o ra to r y rep or t ,
en ri che s m y edu cat io n . I w i l l rem e m b e r that
ex ami n at ion , o r o the r a ss ig n m en t i n clude d i n
m e d i ci ne i s an a rt a s we ll a s a s ci e nce a nd
th e c o urse ;
th at wa rm th , symp a th y, a n d u nd e rs ta ndi n g are
• Un autho ri z e d c ol la b o rati on w i th a stu de nt i n
i nte g ra l to pat ie nt ca re.
th e c o mm i s si on of a ca de m i c req ui re m en t s;
• As a de nt a l a s si st a nt I w i l l rem ai n awa re of
• Sub mi ssi o n of m a te ri a l th at i s w ho lly o r
m y resp o n s ib i l i tie s to i m prov e the st a n dard o f
sub st a nt i a l ly id enti c al to th at cre ate d or
h ea lth i n my com m un it y a nd to i nc rea se acce s s
p ubli she d b y an o the r p e rso n o r p ers on s ,
to c a re for the u nde rse r v ed .
w ith o ut a d eq u ate c re d it no t a ti o n s i ndi c ati n g
• By a cce p ti ng the s e ne w resp on s ib i l i ti es , I w i l l
autho rshi p ( pla g i ari sm) ;
re m e mb e r th e i m p or t an ce o f my ow n he a lth an d
• Fal s e cl a i m s o f p e r for ma n ce o r wo rk that ha s
w e ll - b ei n g a s wel l a s tho s e o f m y col le ag ue s .
b e en sub m itte d b y th e cl a i m an t ;
• I co m m it m yse l f to a li fe lo ng j ou rn e y o f
• D e l ib era te f al si f i ca ti on o f a w ri tten o r ve rb al
le a rn i n g h ow to c ure, re li e ve, a nd co mfo r t w i th
st atem e nt of f ac t to a me m b e r o f the f ac u lty s o
hu m i l i ty a nd co m pa ssi o n
a s to ob t a i n une a rn e d a ca de m ic c re di t ;
• I ma ke th i s ple dge s ole m n ly, f re e ly, an d up on
• For ge r y, a lte ra ti o n or m i su s e o f an y i n s ti tute
m y h o no r.
do c ume nt re la ti n g to the a ca de m ic st a tus o f th e
stude nt .

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