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Course Info

National Dental Academy courses consist of 10 Saturdays of classroom and clinical instruction, 60 hours of home study, and an opportunity for 10-15 hours of practical "on-the-job" dental assisting training. During your studies as an NDA student, you will learn the operation of all equipment, instrumentation, and materials commonly used by chairside assistants in general dental practices. You will also receive significant clinical training in the typical everyday functions and responsibilities of dental assistants. National Dental Academy's curriculum is high quality and thorough to prepare students for better careers as educated, certified dental professionals.

NDA Dental Assistant Course Outline

National Dental Academy training to become a dental assistant consists of 10 Saturday classes. All NDA class days are comprised of four hours for morning lectures, a break for lunch, and four hours of afternoon clinicals. National Dental Academy's host dental offices offer three 10-Saturday course sessions a year. Find the NDA campus nearest you and view upcoming class dates on our Campuses & Schedules page. Students are required to attend all 10 classes of their course session.

Below is a breakdown of what is covered in each of NDA's 10 classes (click on each class to see more details):

For course materials (including textbook title), attendance requirements, information about grading, and other administrative course info, view National Dental Academy's policies. Our mission is to provide effective, affordable dental training that is educational, convenient, and practical. We strive for excellence.

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Class Schedules

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Wisconsin 2017

  • Jan. 13–Mar. 17Appleton
  • Jan. 13–Mar. 17Bellevue
  • Jan. 13–Mar. 17Chippewa Falls
  • Jan. 13–Mar. 17Fort Atkinson
  • Jan. 13–Mar. 17Madison East
  • Jan. 13–Mar. 17Madison West
  • Jan. 13–Mar. 17Sheboygan
  • Jan. 13–Mar. 17Wausau


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