Course Description

Started in 1987, this program was the first in the country to train dental assistants in an actual practicing dental office. All classes will be held in our office and you will learn from dental professionals who practice and teach the most current up-to-date methods.

If you would like to visit our facility, please call our office and we will arrange a tour of our office and training facility. There are several dental assisting programs to choose from in the area. Most are traditional semester classes, Mon-Fri for one year or more. Our program is designed for those students who may not have the option of returning to a traditional school week due to work or home demands. SDCC offers classes on Saturdays only for 11 weeks. You will be taught the skills necessary to become an integral part of any dental team, a Dental Assistant. Upon graduating, you will receive a Certificate in Dental Assisting I, certification in Dental Radiology and CPR Certification, OSHA and Sterilization and Emergency Training for a Dental Employee. SDCC is licensed by the North Carolina Community College System and has received accreditation to instruct Dental Radiology through the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners.

The course is designed to give the student maximum “hands-on” training and experience in a real, working dental office. Our facility is equipped with the very latest state-of-the-art dental equipment and audio-visual teaching aids. You will be taught the most up to date techniques using the very best technology available. The teaching is stimulating, fast paced, and relies heavily on individual participation. Class Size is limited to 30 students per class. This insures personal attention and a worthwhile learning experience. A career of helping people improve their dental health will be rewarding and enormously satisfying for you. No two days will ever be the same and your job will continuously renew itself. It is a career that will always be in demand and in need of capable, trained and caring Dental Assistants. It could be a career for you!
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Started in 1987, this program was the first in the country to train dental assistants in an actual practicing dental office.



The morning lecture is followed by an afternoon of clinical, “hands on” training in our state-of-the-art practicing dental office. During their course of study, the students learn the operation of all equipment, instrumentation and materials commonly used in a general dental practice.



We offer 3 sessions a year, Spring, Fall & Winter. All classes are held on Saturday


Achieve Your Career Goals

Become a Dental Assistant in 11 Saturday Sessions


Tuition covers all costs for the course. All supplies, materials, teaching aids, books, class notes, etc., are supplied at no additional charge.



Sandhills Dental Career Center maintains an “open-door” admission policy for high school graduates, or graduates of a GED or equivalent program who are a minimum of 17 years of age.



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