DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM
Working collaboratively to ensure every student achieves academically, and emotionally.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
Applicants that possess a high school diploma or have passed a high school equivalency (GED) test may enter the program. Applicants that do not have either of the two may enter the program with an entrance interview with the school President and a letter of recommendation. Entry will be pending the approval of the school president. Applicants may submit an application for admission in person or by mail. All applications must be submitted prior to the first day of class. If obtained, a copy of your High School diploma or GED and a secondary school transcript will be required. No late enrollments will be accepted. Applicants that do not obtain a high School Diploma or GED require a interview with the school president.
Only applicants who show a real desire to study and whose personal educational background points to enthusiasm to learn will be accepted. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, creed, sex, or national origin.
The director will determine the eligibility for readmission for any student having been suspended by the school for academic reasons. The director will determine readmission eligibility for any student having been suspended for attendance problems or disciplinary problems. If eligible, the student may reapply at the beginning of the next term. A complete new application procedure will be required as the application will be considered with other applicants who have applied for a particular course. If accepted, the student will begin at the beginning of the next scheduled term.
A student taking a voluntary leave of absence from the school may reenter during the next term at the point in the course where leave was taken. No additional tuition will be required beyond the original contract. Student not returning during the next term must begin at the beginning of the program and be considered a new student.
CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS TRAINING
Any student who has either attended this school or been enrolled in a similar course elsewhere and who has voluntarily ceased his/her training for a period of time may, upon paying the application fee and tuition, be tested and given appropriate credit, provided all other requirements have been met.
The amount of advance standing will be determined by the school after the advance standing examination has been given by the director. The maximum allowable credit is 50% of the total program. The tuition will be reduced accordingly and the student will be informed.
The Arizona School of Dental Assisting prepares students for entry level positions as a chairside assistant in a dental office. Students will learn proper chairside assisting by practicing the skills necessary to properly pass instruments, mix filling and impression materials, take and develop dental x-rays, sterilize instruments, and maintain a sterile environment.