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Northshore Dental Assisting Academy

We are a state-of-the-art, licensed, private vocational academy with a small class size (max 12) to provide you with a low student to teacher ratio. Each session runs for 20 consecutive Fridays or Saturdays from the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with lunch from 12 to 12:45. Each class is divided into 2 parts: 8–12:00 noon: classroom lecture, 1–4:30 p.m.: hands-on training.

Days and Hours:

Each course is held either Friday or Saturday. In the case of a national holiday or unexpected weather conditions, the course will be extended. Classes begin at 8 am and end at 4:30 p.m. A 15 minute morning and afternoon break plus 45 minutes for lunch are included.

Assignments, Exams & Grading:

The course will include a weekly quiz, a mid-term exam and a final exam. Students will have various assignments to be completed near the mid-term and the final exam. The assignments and the weekly quizzes will equal 25% of your final grade, the mid-term equals 25%, and the final exam equals 50%. Students must achieve a cumulative grade of 80% to pass the course and receive their Certificate of Achievement in Dental Assisting. If a student fails to achieve 80%, he or she may re-register for a subsequent session (provided space is available), and submit payment for any particular class needed to graduate. Payment of $1,350.00 must be submitted at time of re-registration. You will be instructed in:

• 4 handed dental assisting

• Impressions, Pour-Up, and Trim

• Rubber Dam Placement

• Dental Radiography

• Temporary Crown Fabrication

• Dental Terminology and Anatomy

• CPR/First Aid Certification (Certified by local Fire Department)

• WISHA Certification (Certified by Harris Bio-Med)

A Certificate of Achievement is issued upon satisfactory completion of all course work. In addition to our classes we also provide guest lecturers, an open lab on Wednesdays from 9am to 9pm, and actual clinical experience working on annequins, students, and student supplied volunteer patients.


Enrollment is open to any person over the age of 18 with a high school diploma or GED certificate. Applicants are asked to consider their own skills, relevant aptitudes, health history, comprehension of the English language, and any physiological factors such as vision, and manual dexterity to determine their ability to benefit from this program. Enrollment periods will be anytime up to a week before the beginning of each session. A pre-course interview will be necessary to ensure that each student is qualified to successfully handle the curriculum. High school seniors may take this course while attending school as long as a letter is submitted from their guidance counselor stating that they are on track to graduate with their class in 2007.


One class day is provided for a student arranged full day internship with an established working dental practitioner of their choice. Students may intern as much as they like outside of class.

Records and Transcripts:
To request a record of a student transcript, send a written letter by mail stating what session was attended, and we wil mail you a hard copy of the transcript. Student records are archived for 10 years. Student grades are logged by hand and archived by hard copy in the offices of Northshore, and are also scanned and filed digitally for backup purposes.

At any time within the course, the student may request the status of their grade. The grade will be hand calculated based on test scores to that date. At the official end of the course, a graduation packet is mailed to each student that includes:

• Final Grade

• Letter of Recommendation

• Certificate of Completion (Completion of Course Document)

School name:Northshore Dental Assisting Academy
Address:6610 NE 181st Street, Suite #1
Zip & city:98028 New York
Phone:(425) 408-9400

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