Practical Intensive Training for Dental Assistants

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About Us

Hands On Dental Assistant Training is a highly-respected and recognized provider of a dental assistant training program.

Dentists and Dental Offices – Our Dental Assistants are trained with all knowledge and skills necessary to enter the dental field successfully. While they complete their coursework, they are also completing an externship consisting of 50 hours. Here is a wonderful opportunity for you to have our students come to your office and get the Hands On experience needed to be the best in the field! Not only do they get this unique opportunity to observe, but assist in the environment they will be working in.

We also offer an exciting opportunity for the Dentist as well. How would you like to have more patient flow in your office? By allowing us to utilize your office for a training site, you are promoting your practice and highlighting your facilities.

Should you be interested in generating extra income for your practice without being present, have your office turned into a classroom by allowing your staff to train future dental assistants. For more information and any questions you may have, please contact Fatima at or 301-881-5700.

Our Mission Statement

imagesWe aim to provide dental assistant training to students who want to enter the dental field as a trained dental assistant. We educate our students about the role of the dental assistant and prepare them to become a certified dental assistant. Hands On Dental Assistant Training will provide information to help students with certifications and start their career as an entry level dental assistant.

Goals and Objectives

To provide fast track dental assisting training. Dental assistants are becoming a vital part of the dental field. As more dentists rely on assistants to prep patients for procedures and record accurate information, the demand for dental assistants should continue to grow. The lack of trained dental assistants make it time consuming for the dentist to find a qualified dental assistant. The program objective at Hands On Dental Assistant Training is to provide onsite dental office training in a shorter time to help keep qualified dental assistant available to be hired. We provide a fast track low cost program that will allow a dental assistant who complete this program to earn an average dental assistant salary starting $35,989-42,000 per year.

About the Field

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there should be more than 74,000 new openings for dental assistants up to the year 2022. That amounts to nearly 24.5 percent employment growth, which is much faster than the average for all professions. There are several reasons for the increased openings, including the fact that current generations take better care of their teeth than their parents and grandparents and regularly visit a dental office. Expanded health insurance coverage has also led to more patients, which should drive the demand for dental assistants in dentists’ offices.

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.

Responsibilities may include:

  • assisting the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures
  • taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)
  • asking about the patient’s medical history and taking blood pressure and pulse
  • serving as an infection control officer, developing infection control protocol and preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment
  • 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)
  • performing office tasks that often require the use of a personal computer
  • communicating with patients and suppliers (e.g., scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, billing and ordering supplies)
  • helping to provide direct patient care in all dental specialties, including orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and oral surgery