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Course Information

Course Topics
Sterilization and Infection Control
Anesthesia / Nitrous Oxide Monitoring
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Dental Instruments / Tray Set-Ups
Moisture Control
Restorative Techniques
Dental Anatomy
Lab / Impression Techniques
Digital Radiology
Proper Oral Hygiene
Preventative Care (Including Sealants)
Procedural Post-Operative Instructions
Four-Handed Assisting Techniques
CPR, Pain Management, and More
MINT Dentistry Externship

Pure Dental Assistant Academy offers an internal 40-hour Externship Program to *eligible students that provides real-world experiences they need to become confident and skilled dental assistants. The externship portion of our course allows our students the opportunity to work under the direct guidance of experienced dental professionals in a local dental office.

*Eligible/Qualified are those who graduate in the top 10% of their class. All students that are not eligible/qualified for a MINT Dentistry Externship will receive assistance in an external externship placement.

Grading System

The final grade average will be based on the completion of all listed requirements and will be determined by the following grading scale:
A – 90-100
B – 89-80
C – 79-70
F- 69 and below

Grading Policies
Student performance will be evaluated in the following manner:

Assignments 20%
Tests 20%
Quizzes 5%
Hands-on Training 35%
Final Exam 20%

Graduation Requirements
Complete the seven-week program with a grade point average of 70% or higher (this includes completion of a 40 hour externship)
Pass the Nitrous Oxide Monitoring exam
Complete the BLS (CPR) course
Pass the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners RDA exam
Closed Days

Monday May 30, 2022 (Memorial Day)

Monday July 4, 2022 (Observation of Independence Day)

Monday September 5, 2022 (Labor Day)

November 24-25, 2022 (Thanksgiving Break)

December 23, 2022 (Early Release 12pm)

December 30, 2022 (Early Release 12pm)

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