You can sign up for our advanced dental courses as long as you've been a registered dental assistant in the state of Texas for at least two years, have a CPR card, and have completed continuing education work in this field. The three classes we offer for advanced students are pit and fissure sealant placement, coronal polishing, and nitrous oxide. Once you have these certifications, it gives the dentist you're working for the freedom and flexibility to help other patients at the same time, which can greatly increase your value as an employee. A.A.A.D.T. is ready and able to help you achieve your certifications quickly without having to put your name on a waiting list. The cost for our advanced classes range from $250.00 to $575.00 per course.
There are many aspects of orthodontic assisting that are similar to dental assisting, but a major difference is that orthodontic assistants are able to place bands, brackets, and wires for a patient's orthodontic work. If you're currently a dental assistant, becoming an orthodontic assistant will only increase your earning potential and the job opportunities that are available to you. On average, orthodontic assistants make about 20% more overall compared to dental assistants. The cost for our eight-week program is only $2550.00. Financial assistance and payment plans are available. Weekday classes are on Fridays, while weekend classes will be held on Sundays. The eight modules that we cover at A.A.A.D.T. include the following: