Dental Assistant Training Programs in North Carolina
North Carolina Dental Assisting Schools
Find a North Carolina or online school with dental assistant certificate training and college diploma programs. Go to school for about 1 year and learn to increase the efficiency of a dentist office, perform and assist with dental procedures, and complete administrative tasks.
Use the zip-code program search to find dental assistant programs in North Carolina.
What does a dental assistant do? State of North Carolina Dental Assisting Requirements
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Dental Assisting Schools in North Carolina
7020 North Military Highway
Norfolk, VA 23518
3901 Capital Boulevard Suite 151
Raleigh, NC 27604
5000 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
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State of North Carolina, Dental Assisting Certification Requirements
Dental Assistant I (DA I)
You are permitted to perform basic dental procedures under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist.
To monitor patients under nitrous oxide, you must complete the North Carolina board-approved, 7-hour course in nitrous oxide conscious sedation.
Dental Assistant II In Training (DAII in Training)
You will be training on-the-job to become a dental assistant. You'll need 2 years, or 3,000 hours of chairside assisting. You'll also be allowed to perform most functions under the supervision of a licensed dentist.
You are not allowed to monitor patients who are under nitrous oxide, take radiographs, or perform coronal polishing until the required courses are completed.
Dental Assistant II (DA II) You must have a current and valid CPR certification. You must complete an accredited dental assisting program, or a one academic year longer dental hygiene program. You must pass the CDA exam. Or, complete a 3 hour course on sterilization and infection control, and a 3 hour course in dental office emergencies. After those courses are completed, you need to receive training in any dental type of dental delivery setting, and perform all the functions of a DA II under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist.