Graduation Requirements: Completion of 10 consecutive weeks of classroom instruction for a total of 80 classroom
Completion of lecture material, as well as clinical, “hands-on” training. In addition, students should
complete home study hours, plus a voluntary 10-15 hours of “practical” on-the-job training. Students are
encouraged to complete in-office observation hours.
Pass/fail with 70% or higher as the passing mark, as determined by a mid-term and final exam, along with
successfully completing clinical and practical experiences.
Attendance: Regular attendance is required in all classes. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor if an absence is necessary.
The school requires a 100% completion of class hours in order to receive a certificate
of completion from the course. All classes missed by a student must be made up in the next class series prior to
obtaining a completion certificate.
Leave of Absences: Those wishing to cancel for personal reasons or illness, may resume their course of study
in the next class series, with no penalty, and may repeat the already completed sessions if desired.
Inclement Weather: We do not want our students on the road when hazardous travel conditions are present. If weather is questionable, please the Program Director directly, 757-778-7444 and check your email for more
information. The class missed will be added to the calendar.
Norge Dental Center, Williamsburg’s award winning dental practice.
7450 Richmond Rd. Williamsburg, VA, 23188
General Description of Available Space, Equipment and Facilities
Our Dental Assisting Program is held at Norge Dental Center, a 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, full service, family dental practice. We are an award winning dental practice and have been featured nationally. A large laboratory will be utilized for lab exercises, and all 16 dental treatment rooms will be utilized, with no more than 2 students per room. All necessary materials and equipment shall be provided as part of the tuition. There is ample student parking on site.
Applicants must be a high school graduate or hold a GED. All applicants are required to fill out our application for enrollment and successfully complete our interview.
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by phone and letter. If applicants have questions they may contact our Admissions Director – Beckie Flowers at (757) 778-7444. All classes are held on Saturdays.
Financial Aid Programs & Scholarships
There are limited provisions for Financial Aid. Please request our financial aid document for details. Financial aid is limited but we can offer select aid to those who qualify. Students may also inquire about our extended financing available to those who qualify and our extended payment plans. We also offer military aid through MyCAA.
Click here to learn more about these options.
Initial Deposit: $100.00 (Includes non-refundable deposit of $100.00 due at the time of registration to hold a position in the next class).
Down Payment: $1500.00 due on or before orientation. All students are required to make minimum down payment of the following on or first instructional day of class. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of the student’s space in our program. Student will not be allowed to attend classes.
Weekly Payments: Students may elect to spread payments out over time, with a payment of $330 per week, prior to the start of each class week.
Make payments to Today’s Dentist. We accept all major credit cards.
Books & Supplies
Students will be provided with their mandatory text books, laboratory equipment and supplies as part of tuition. Students will also be supplied with a set of scrubs to be worn to class. Supplemental supplies will be at the discretion of the student.
The dental assisting program consists of 10 consecutive weeks of classroom instruction for a total of 80 classroom hours. Lecture material, as well as clinical, “hands-on” training are included each week. Topics covered are Dental Theory and terminology, front desk operations, Radiology and sterilization techniques. The lecture portion is held in a classroom setting, while the clinical/lab portions are held in the dental operatories at Norge Dental Center. In addition, approximately 60 hours of home study, plus voluntary 10-15 hours of “practical” on-the-job training. This constitutes approximately 155 course work hours.
Students will be prepared to work in a general dental practice as a dental assistant.
Students will also have their Dental Radiation Safety Certificate and CPR certification.
Educate students didactically and clinically in all aspects of dental assisting, preparing them to work competently in a private practice or institutional setting, and to prepare them to successfully pass the state administered exam in dental radiology.