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By spending only half-days on Saturdays, you could begin a new, rewarding career as a Dental Assistant...

A career of helping people improve their dental health can be rewarding and enormously satisfying. In a dental office, no two days are ever the same, and the job continuously renews itself. There is a real need for enthusiastic, trained and caring dental assistants. You could be one of them! NODC School for Dental Assisting offers a program that can have you starting your new dental assistant career in just a few months!

Our next 15 week course begins Saturday July, 29, 2017
Our next Open House is on Saturday, July 8, 2017
Open house hours are 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Email us for information: nodcschool@yahoo.com

COMPARE FOR YOURSELF*…

 

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NODC School for Dental Assisting

Length of Program

8-10 months
(32-40 Weeks)

8 months
(at least 32 Weeks)

ONLY
15 WEEKS

Tuition:

$10,588

$11,280

$3,700

Additional Costs:

White Official Uniform, White shoes, and Graduation Cap & Gown

None

One set of scrubs, shoes
(could be used after graduation b/c logo not permanently attached)

Clinical instruction in an actual Dental Office?

No

No

Yes

Students must work in a dental office--UNPAID-- for…

160 HOURS
(40 hrs/wk for
4 weeks)
externship

160 HOURS
(40 hrs/wk for 4 weeks)
externship

No time! – No unpaid externship required.

* Information as of 4/30/05


Program Information
The course is conducted in the actual dental office of Dr. Dwight Landry and Dr. Wendy Maes, in which they treat patients during the week. The course is taught by practicing dental professionals and occurs in fifteen (15) consecutive sessions - all held on Saturdays from 8am - 1pm. It is possible to have the training you need without interfering with work, school or family obligations!

      Instruction is provided in the following essential areas:
          
        Oral and head/neck anatomy and tooth morphology
        Dental terminology
        Chairside assisting for “four-handed” dentistry
        Instrument and equipment maintenance
        Disease transmission prevention, infection control and sterilization
        Impression taking and laboratory procedures
        Office emergency management
        Dental radiography, including testing for a radiology certificate
          approved by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry
        Job interview techniques

Who May Apply
Our program is open to anyone at least 18 years old. In some special cases, high school senior students may also apply.
 
What is the Career Demand for Dental Assistants?
The job opportunities for trained dental assistants are quite good in today’s marketplace. While no one can guarantee job placement, the dental profession is currently facing a shortage of trained assistants. Doctors may call our school asking for a list of recent graduates, and we inform our current class of any doctors needing dental assistants so they may apply directly for those positions. 
   
Financing Available
Our staff has information available regarding private financing for students who are interested.

As of 8/1/16 NODC School for Dental Assisting will be unable to accept Care Credit payments as they will no longer offer consumer financing for tuition.
We are pleased to recommend low interest financing through Gulf Coast Bank.
Please apply online at Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company.
Please see this Printable PDF file for more information.

NOTE: When applying online for tuition financing with Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company, go to gulfbank.com, then go to personal, lending solutions, personal loans and then apply online under the secured and unsecured and educational line of credit section.


What Can Graduates of the Course Expect to Earn at Their First Jobs?
Offices in a metropolitan area generally pay higher salaries than those in suburban areas, and different parts of the country have different pay ranges for their employees. Graduates of our course can expect to start well above the pay scale of those with no experience, but less than experienced dental assistants. As your experience and skills develop with time on the job, your salary level should also rise.

Our Commitment
We are committed to helping enthusiastic, dedicated individuals achieve their goals of becoming trained dental assistants and focus on teaching practical, “real world” skills used every day in the dental office. Our instructors are available for additional tutoring in order to help you successfully complete the dental assisting course.

How to Apply
It’s easy to apply - simply email us for more information: nodcschool@yahoo.com. Or, come by and pick up a school catalog. You can also read and print the school catalog from a printable pdf file by clicking on the link below.  The catalog has all the information you need to make an informed decision. Below are also links to printable pdf files for our application for admission and our enrollment contract.

We conduct an Open House for applicants and their families prior to every 15-week course, during which you can tour our office/training facility and have any questions answered. We look forward to meeting you!

Click on the links below for printable pdf files.
School Catalog - Enrollment Contract - Application for Admission

NODC School for Dental Assisting
Our most recent graduating class
November 2016

 

All Students are Welcome!
Below are some of the communities in the New Orleans area proudly served by the
NODC School for Dental Assisting:

Eastbank:
New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, Harahan, River Ridge, Chalmette, Arabi, Meraux and all the communities of Orleans, Jefferson and Saint Bernard Parishes.
Westbank:
Algiers, Avondale, Barataria, Belle Chasse, Boothville, Braithwaite, Bridge City, Buras, Crown Point, Devant, Empire, Gretna, Harvey, Jean Lafitte, Jesuit Bend, Lafitte, Marrero, Nairn, Pilottown, Point A La Hache, Port Sulphur, Terrytown, Waggaman, West Pointe A La Hache, Westwego and all the communities of Orleans and Jefferson Parishes.
River Parishes: Boutte, Des Allemands, Destrahan, Good Hope, Hahnvlle, Luling, New Sarpy, Paradis, St. Rose and all the communities of St. Charles, St. John and Ascension Parishes.

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NODC School for Dental Assisting
Located in New Orleans Dental Center

1901 Manhattan Blvd., Suite F-201
Harvey, LA 70058
Phone: (504) 341-0003 ~ Fax: (504) 367-6232


nodcschool@yahoo.com

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