What to Expect When Applying
Applying to Dental Depot Academy of Dental Assisting is a simple, three-step process.
Step 1: Prepare and Submit Your Application
During the application process, you will be asked to provide information proof of education. You will need to upload your high school transcript, high school diploma or GED. You may upload a photo image of any of these three documents, but it must be readable. Applications submitted without a readable proof of education document will be considered incomplete and could delay processing time.
Step 2: Interview
Applicants who meet Dental Depot Academy of Dental Assisting entrance and enrollment requirements will be invited to interview for the program. Our interview process allows Academy leadership and prospective students to get to know eachother better on a one-to-one environment. The overall goal of each prospective student interview is for both the student and the Academy to ensure that the student and the program are a good fit. Students who are interviewing will be asked to provide a copy of their state issued ID.
Step 3: Acceptance and Preparing for the Dental Assistant Program
Applicants will be informed of their application status within 1 to 2 weeks of completing the application and interview process.
Dental Assistant Program Requirements
A successful dental assisting student will have:
- The motor ability necessary to ambulate independently in class, lab, and clinical rotations
- Visual acuity sufficient to observe and assist patient behavior, prepare instruments and accurately operate equipment
- Auditory acuity sufficient to hear instructions, requests, and motor equipment
- The motor ability necessary to manipulate equipment and supplies and to utilize fine psychomotor skills for patient assessment and treatment
- The ability to speak, write, and comprehend the English language proficiently
- The ability to communicate in a professional manner and establish rapport with patients, peers, and colleagues
- The ability to think critically and use problem-solving skills
- The ability to resolve conflicts appropriately and function effectively in stressful situations
- Students must provide own transportation to class and clinical rotations.
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Must have proof of high school diploma, its equivalent or GED
- Documentation of immunizations or titers
- Criminal background check
- Drug screening