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Course Information

Course Topics
Sterilization and Infection Control
Anesthesia / Nitrous Oxide Monitoring
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Dental Instruments / Tray Set-Ups
Moisture Control
Restorative Techniques
Dental Anatomy
Lab / Impression Techniques
Digital Radiology
Proper Oral Hygiene
Preventative Care (Including Sealants)
Procedural Post-Operative Instructions
Four-Handed Assisting Techniques
CPR, Pain Management, and More
MINT Dentistry Externship

MINT Dental Assistant Academy offers an internal 40-hour Externship Program to *eligible students that provides real-world experiences they need to become confident and skilled dental assistants. The externship portion of our course allows our students the opportunity to work under the direct guidance of experienced dental professionals in a local dental office.

*Eligible/Qualified are those who graduate in the top 10% of their class. All students that are not eligible/qualified for a MINT Dentistry Externship will receive assistance in an external externship placement.

Grading System

The final grade average will be based on the completion of all listed requirements and will be determined by the following grading scale:
A – 90-100
B – 89-80
C – 79-70
F- 69 and below

Grading Policies
Student performance will be evaluated in the following manner:

Assignments 20%
Tests 20%
Quizzes 5%
Hands-on Training 35%
Final Exam 20%

Graduation Requirements
Complete the seven-week program with a grade point average of 70% or higher (this includes completion of a 40 hour externship)
DALE Foundation RHS Training Course Completion
Complete the BLS (CPR) course
HIPPA State Certification Course
Closed Days

Monday Jan 16, 2023 (MLK Day)

Monday May 29, 2023 (Memorial Day)

Monday Jun 19, 2023 (Juneteenth)

Tuesday Jul 4, 2023 (Independence Day)

Monday Sep 4, 2023 (Labor Day)

Thursday–Friday Nov 23–24, 2023 (Thanksgiving)

Monday Dec 25, 2023 (Christmas)

$1,000 Scholarships


*Certain restrictions apply. Please call for details.

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