Training as a dental assistant at the Sunrise School of Dental Assisting consists of a diverse mix of classroom lectures and hands-on, clinical exercises. Our program begins with foundational material that prepares students for a career in the dental industry, including dental, head and neck anatomy, tooth morphology and terminology, as well as practical skills such as dental charting and sterilization.
Because of the varying roles dental assistants can fill as members of a dental team, training covers topics ranging from microbiology to CPR to ethical issues in health care. However, the majority of dental assistant training consists of clinical experiences designed to introduce students to basic dental and laboratory procedures.
Clinical exercises will cover topics including matrix and wedge placement, radiology techniques, impressions, temporary crown fabrication, and more. These are the daily dental assistant tasks that are vital to the delivery of quality dental care.
The 13-week dental assisting program at the Sunrise School of Dental Assisting is uniquely tailored to give students the most realistic clinical exercises possible. At each of our 3 locations, students have access to the resources and facilities of operating dental practices, providing an unparalleled, up close experience with the world of dental care. Whereas most dental assisting programs operate in a mock clinical setting, our students have the opportunity to rotate through one of several private dental practices across the Triangle, each of which is equipped with the latest in dental technology.
We believe in clinical excellence, and are committed to providing our students the support they need in their academic journey. Every class has a dedicated instructor with abundant experience in clinical dental assisting. Our instructors are available to our students for one-on-one tutoring, in addition the high level of individual attention they receive as part of our training program.
If you are ready to begin an exciting career in dental assisting, we invite you to learn more about our dental assisting classes or apply now. Enrolling at the Sunrise School of Dental Assisting is the perfect first step in pursuing your professional goals. We look forward to meeting you!
Jaylyn Miller September 5, 2017
Prior to attending Sunrise School of Dental Assisting I had zero knowledge of the dentistry field and what this career choice would have in store for me. I had an awesome instructor, as well as current Dental Assistants at Sunrise, to help guide me and continue to be successful in my career. Everyone has been extremely helpful and I have had nothing less than a great experience. After graduation, I was hired on by Sunrise and couldn’t be more happy with my job and the decision to attend Sunrise School of Dental Assisting! Thank you all!!
Katie Panchak February 17, 2017
If you’re looking into a promising career as a dental assistant, look no further! I recently graduated from Sunrise School of Dental Assisting and couldn’t be happier with the program! This course provided me with all the knowledge and tools that I needed to become successful in my field. Now I am proud to say that after graduation I have been hired on by Sunrise Dental and LOVE my job! Thanks guys!
Madison McCullock January 12, 2017
Sunrise School of Dental Assisting provided me with the knowledge and skills I needed to begin my career in the Dental field. The instructors were very helpful and thorough in explaining the lessons and procedures to the class, and also made it a point to provide any additional help/tutoring before/after lessons for students. I enjoyed my experience at Sunrise School of Dental Assisting. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to receive the proper education necessary in order to excel in their Dental Assisting career
Ashley Hicks June 15, 2016
At Sunrise they give you the tools you need to become successful as a Dental Assistant. You have smaller numbers in the class, so you are able to have more one on one time with an instructor if needed. It is a fast paced class, but the instructor is willing to meet with you before class time if you need help. It is a good balance between lectures and actual lab time. You have great hands on experience and work with live “patients” (class members) in order to get an actual feel of what it would be like. The team at Sunrise Dental are very encouraging and push you to strive for your best. They also help with shadowing at different offices and even inform you if there are job openings at other offices. I would recommend this program to anyone and know that they would also get the great training that I have received!