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Dental Assisting
Dental Assisting Courses:       

- Introduction to Dental Assisting

- Review for General Chairside, A Component of DANB's CDA Exam

- Review for Infection Control, A Component of DANB's CDA Exam


INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL ASSISTING   

This course is designed to present the basic principles of dental assisting. The student will obtain an overview of the dental profession.

Emphasis is placed on the concepts of infection control, room prep, dental anatomy, preventative care, dental instruments and specialties in dentistry. Basic concepts of dental radiology will also be covered. (For the Dental X-Ray License, see our course on Dental Radiology)



Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

• Receive a certificate of completion
      • Have satisfied the prerequisite to enroll in NJHPDI's Dental Radiology Program
• Be able to obtain entry level positions as dental assistants in dental offices or clinics


Maria Brown, RDA
Instructor

Maria Brown is a registered dental assistant, and has been a certified assistant in both general dentistry and orthodontics. Ms. Brown has spent several years as a treatment planning coordinator for a large multi-specialty dental group practice and has extensive experience presenting complex treatment plans to patients. Ms. Brown has attended numerous dental conventions all over the United States, both general and cosmetic. She has acquired an exceptional knowledge of the educational and practice needs of dental health professionals. Ms. Brown has held the following positions in the dental field: dental assistant, orthodontic assistant, dental receptionist and dental office manager. She is currently one of the administrators for NJHPDI, having been instrumental in its development since inception. 


– TUITION –

                      EVENING COURSE
                       (8 Week Program)
            - Mondays 5:30pm - 9:30pm - 
              Nov. 7, 2016 - Dec. 26, 2016
          Advanced Registration $100 off by 10/31/16*


Tuition Includes:

Application Fee,
Tuition & Book

$845

* To qualify for the advanced registration discount, a completed application along with all necessary documentation must be submitted to NJHPDI and approved by the above mentioned date

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION

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Review for the General Chairside
Component of DANB'S CDA Exam  
(8 weeks)

This course is a review for the General Chairside Examination, one of the components for the Certified Dental Assistant CDA, national certification. The course is designed to prepare the student to take the General Chairside exam administered through the Dental Assisting National Board, DANB. This is a review not a pass / fail course. Candidates for this course must possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent, a minimum of two years full time work experience as a Dental Assistant, verified in writing by your supervising dentist, and a current certificate in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, CPR.  This review for the General Chairside exam includes topics on:

  • Anatomy
  • Oral Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Chairside Dental Assisting and Procedures
  • Dental Instruments
  • Dental Specialties
  • Laboratory Procedures and Materials
  • Collection and Recording of Clinical Data
  • Office Operations
  • Patient Education / Oral Health Management
  • Medical Emergencies

This course provides 32 hours of instruction. It is presented in a power point lecture with illustrations. 

By completing this course and by passing the Dental Assistant National Board exam, the dental assistant will show her / his commitment to the profession of Dental Assisting and the desire to provide quality patient care.


Review for the Infection Control

Component of DANB'S CDA Exam
(2 weeks)

This course is a review for the Infection Control Examination (ICE), one of the components of the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) national certification exam administered by the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB). The course is designed to prepare the student to take DANB'S Infection Control Exam (ICE).

This review for the ICE includes topics on:

  • Patient and Dental Healthcare Worker Education 
  • Standard/Universal Precautions
  • Prevention of Disease Transmission
  • Occupational Safety

    Students will be given practice tests throughout the course to simulate question content that will be administered on the Infection Control Exam. This course provides 8 hours of instruction. 


    CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT, CDA and ICE  are trademarks of the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. The courses described on this website are not reviewed or endorsed by DANB. 


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    Maria Brown,  RDA
    Instructor

    Maria Brown is a registered dental assistant, and has been a certified assistant in both general dentistry and orthodontics. Ms. Brown has spent several years as a treatment planning coordinator for a large multi-specialty dental group practice and has extensive experience presenting complex treatment plans to patients. Ms. Brown has attended numerous conventions all over the United States. She has acquired an exceptional knowledge of the educational and practice needs of dental health professionals. Ms. Brown has held the following positions in the dental field: dental assistant, orthodontic assistant, dental receptionist and dental office manager. She is currently one of the administrators for NJHPDI, having been involved in its development since inception.  


     

    Rina Napolitano-Nowka, RDH, MA 
    Curriculum Director/Instructor

    Rina Nowka is a practicing dental hygienist for over 20 years. She received her RDH at Bergen Community College and her Masters of Arts Degree in Health Education from Montclair State University. For 9 years, Ms. Nowka was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Dental Hygiene Program at NYU College of Dentistry. Ms. Nowka worked for Colgate Oral Pharmaceutical as a Professional Sales Representative and National Trainer. She has published in the Journal of Dental Education and has lectured at numerous dental health
    related meetings.


    – TUITION –

    GENERAL CHAIRSIDE REVIEW
    (8 Week Program)
    Wednesdays 9:00am - 1:00pm

    Tuition Includes:

    Application Fee,
    Tuition & Book

    $650

    INFECTION CONTROL REVIEW
    (2 Week Program)
    Wednesdays 9:00am - 1:00pm

    Tuition Includes:

    Application Fee,
    Tuition & Book

    $225

    DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION