1. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma, GED or its equivalence. Applicants who wish to apply that are seniors in high school must have a GPA that will allow them to graduate at the end of the final semester are also eligible to apply.
Applicants who are approved must supply proof of immunization against Hepatitis B or sign a form declining immunization. This immunization is available from your doctor or the local health department and is usually required for employment in a dental office.
2. Applicant must fill out an application and submit a $50 fee to be processed. You will need to supply some basic biographical information, recent employment history, and references.
3. Applicants will be interviewed, and will be required to complete a pre-test at the interview session. The purpose of the interview is to evaluate applicants interest and attitude and to review application information such as academics, work experiences and career goals.
4. Applicants must have access to an internet connection as well as a computer, tablet or internet capable cellphone to complete online training module assignments during the week.
Course Academic and Attendance Requirements
As a student you are expected to attend all 13 sessions of the class in order to be successful with this curriculum. If you miss more than two sessions, it is grounds for dismissal from the school. Some exceptions will be made with valid proof of absence. Validity will be determined by the school and a notice of absence is preferred before scheduled class time you will be missing.
During the week, you will need to spend time using the learning resource system to complete homework assignments and quizzes. This is described fully in the chapter ‘Your Learning Resource System’.
You will also be required to perform internship/externship training in local dental offices for at least 36 hours to complete the course in the last 3 weeks during the normal Monday through Friday work week. This is a most valuable source of training as it gives you the additional experience you need to merge to employment in a dental office.