Dental Assistant Education Center LLC would like to introduce you to a new, innovative and unique course in dental assisting. We offer a course designed to give you the best basic foundational knowledge and skills necessary to start a new career, with a minimum investment of time and money on your part.
We offer this opportunity from the perspective of experienced dental assistants in the setting of an actual dental office. While we endeavor to give you exposure to a wide range of techniques, materials, and dental knowledge, we will focus on the skills we in the dental industry see as “ core necessities” for job acquisition.
After Successful completion of the program the student will be able to perform the following dental assistant duties: four-handed dentistry, Proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for dental assistants, proper PPE for patients, take alginate impressions, take Poly-Vinyl-siloxane (PVS) impressions, take digital impressions (Using a scanner), take intra-oral and extra-oral digital radiographs, set up for the following procedures: routine extractions, surgical extractions, root canal therapy, direct composite restorations, crown & bridge, routine cleaning, periodontal treatment, Nitrous Oxide seat and dismiss patient, give verbal post-operative instructions, patient anxiolysis techniques, provisional fabrication and extra-oral adjustment, assist in electronic health records maintenance , disinfection techniques, sterilization techniques, minor equipment maintenance & troubleshooting, clinical maintenance schedule knowledge, inventory and ordering knowledge, OSHA compliance, and HIPPA compliance.“core necessities” for job acquisition.With our course, one can receive foundational training in the field of dental assisting with a minimal investment of time and at a reasonable cost. Welcome to Dental Assistant Education Center LLC.!
Dental Assistant Education Center, LLC. is a private post secondary education school registered as a corporation with the Secretary of State. Director is Jamia Smith CDA. The name of the corporation is Dental Assistant Education Center, LLC. The school assumes full responsibility for any agreement reached between the student and the school.
Authorization to Operate: (pending approval)
“Dental Assistant Education Center LLC is Authorized to operate and regulated by the Commissioner of Education” Nebraska Department of Education, PPCS-VE, P.O. Box 94987, Lincoln, Ne 68509. https://www.education.ne.gov/ppcs/
Dental Assistant Program Description:
Lecture is based on the dental assisting textbook provided with the course. Approximately 9-12 hours of lecture precede the first opportunity for hands-on experience, but students are encouraged to begin their clinical/lab training very soon after being introduced to the methodology through lecture. Clinical/Lab training can be arranged to fit the student’s schedule during normal operating hours of participating clinics. Students will work one on one with current Dental Assistants and Doctors at participating clinics while under the instruction of Dental Assistant Education Center.
Dental Assistant sessions will consist of a combination of lectures and clinical, hands-on laboratory experience. This course's dress code is casual however, there will be no sweat pants or holey clothes allowed. It is recommended that students go ahead and buy a uniform since some of the material we work with in a dental office can permanently stain or damage clothing. Also we would like for our students to dress as dental professionals. Dental scrubs are the preferred office attire. DAEC classes will be scheduled for 3 hours 1 day each week. The day of the week will be solely determined at time of enrollment. The classroom portion of the dental assistant course is 45 hours. Students will have 12 months from the first date of externship to complete the 225 hours required for the externship portion of this course. Classes can be picked Monday-Friday from the hours of 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Instructor: Student Ratio is 1:5
Hepatitis B Immunization:
Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). For some people, Hepatitis B is an acute, or short-term, illness; but for others, it can become a long-term, chronic infection. Chronic Hepatitis B can lead to serious health issues like cirrhosis or liver cancer. The best way to prevent Hepatitis B is by getting vaccinated. All students must have received the first of a three-injection series that covers a six-month period before beginning their clinical extern work in a dentist’s office. If a student received the series more than 10 years prior or did not complete the series, the student must get a titer from his local physician to reveal his immunity to Hepatitis B. For more information, go to http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/HBV/index.htm.
Faculty & Staff:
Jamia Smith BS HCM, CNA, Clinical Coordinator (Director/Administrator/Instructor)
Chyna Long CDA/Office Manager, 2 Years experience teaching Dental Assisting program
Michaela Blankman MPA, BS, CDA, Certified Gallup Coach, 15 Years experience teaching Dental Assisting program (Clinical Administrator/Instructor)
Dr Michelle Chang DDS Anding Family Dental 2003 owner, Creighton University School of Dentistry 1997 (Board Member)
Galen Anding BA in Business Management Bellevue University 2003
School Facility Information:
Dental Assistant Education Center, LLC is located at 2430 S 73rd St Suite 202, Omaha, NE 68124 Our school is run in the office of Dr. Michelle Chang, DDS. Our mailing address is: P.O Box 24453 Omaha, Ne. 68124.Our facility is handicapped accessible.
The Dental Assistant Education Center, LLC facility includes a business office with computers, phones, and student records, and a class room area, three fully equipped treatment rooms, one laboratory, sterilization area, and two restrooms. The equipment includes digital radiographs, one autoclave sterilizer, two ultrasonic cleaners, three x-ray machines, two amalgam mixers, and two curing lights. There are plaster stones for models and dies, impression materials, and cements. The lab also includes a vacuum former, a lab triturator, one model trimmer, a lathe and various dental handpieces (drills). There is an up to date OSHA program already in place with accompanying MSDS sheets and other regulatory necessities. DAEC instructors are supplied with teaching manuals and all the appropriate dental equipment and supplies necessary for laboratory and operatory training. We feel a practicing dental office is the perfect place for students to maximize their time and experience.
School Hours of Operation:
Dental Assistant Education Center, LLC Business hours will be Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm by appointment only. Classes will be conducted Monday-Friday from the hours of 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be no breaks given since this is an accelerated program, but restroom breaks are freely given to students as needed.
Dental Assistant Education Center will have courses throughout the year starting January 2nd to December 31st. Courses are scheduled for 15 weeks every month throughout the calendar year. A schedule will be posted on the website. For current class times and dates, visit our website at dentalassistanteducationcenter.com Our office will be closed and classes will not be held on the following holidays:
2023 - 2024 Class Schedule:
Jan. 3, 2023 - April 11, 2023 Feb. 7, 2023 - May 16, 2023 Mar. 7, 2023 - June 13, 2023
April 4, 2023 - July 11, 2023 May 2, 2023 - Aug. 8, 2023 June 6, 2023 - Sept. 12, 2023
July 11, 2023 - Oct. 17, 2023 Aug. 1,2023 - Nov. 7, 2023 Sept. 5, 2023 - Dec.12 , 2023
Oct. 3, 2023 - Jan. 9, 2024 Nov. 7, 2023 - Feb. 13, 2024 Dec. 5, 2023 - March 13, 2024
Students that are interested in enrolling for the course are required to tour our school, in person. At that time, you will have an interview with the director of the school and have any questions answered in person. You must register for the course and pay a $150 registration fee (see page 13 for refund policy). Proof of high school diploma or GED/TASC required at this time. Enrollment is continuous right up until the start of the first scheduled class. Once class has started late enrollment is not offered. Classes are offered Monday-Friday from the hours of 5:30pm to 9:30pm and Saturday from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
DAEC does not guarantee transfer of our coursework to another institution unless there is a written agreement with that institution.
Any person who is 18 years of age or older or has attained a high school diploma or G.E.D./High School Equivalency Certificate is eligible to attend Dental Assistant Education Center, LLC subject to personal interview.
Attendance Regulations/Leave of Absence:
Students are expected to arrive at class on time with the proper materials. All students enrolled in the DAEC are allowed two absences from classroom lectures per course. If a student accrues more than two absences, the student will be dismissed from school. Students must have an attendance record of at least 85% of classes completed.
Tardiness consists of being more than 15 minutes late to a class. Being tardy twice is equivalent to one absence. Lectures cannot be made up. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor to set a time to make up missed assignments or labs. A student may have one excused absence during the 15-week course for a medical emergency or an unforeseen mitigating circumstance. If a student needs to take leave of absence for family, medical or any other reason, he/she needs not reapply and must contact the Director to set a new start date. Students who are unable to continue classes for medical/personal reasons will be required to take a leave of absence until they are able to return to class, or they may choose to withdraw from school. The student must give a signed and dated leave of absence request to the instructor, who will forward it to the Director. The Program Director will approve or disapprove the request. If the student is not able to return to school, the refund policy will dictate the amount of refund, if any. If the student is able to return to school, he/she may re-enroll at a later date and complete the curriculum.Each lecture is approximately 2 hours long with 1 hour allowed for labs. Students should be prepared to spend at least 6 hours a week on personal review and study after each lecture.
If inclement weather forces the school to close, a student’s completion date will be extended to make up for clock hours missed.Scheduled school holidays, summer and Christmas breaks, are not counted as absences.
A student who was terminated for unsatisfactory progress or nonconformance with the rules and regulations of the school may only be readmitted, with the approval of the School Director.
If a student fails to complete the externship portion of the course within 12 months a refresher course is offered to student within 6 months of the official termination date. Students must re enroll and pay a re enrollment fee of $300.00. If students are past the 6 month time frame they may/will be considered a NEW APPLICANT, must re enroll, pay a re enrollment fee of $150.00 and attend the classroom portion. At this time students will have an additional 12 months in which to complete the externship portion of the course. A student in good standing, who voluntarily withdraws, may apply for readmission at any time.
The administration of the school reserves the right, in the exercise of their judgment, to dismiss a student on any of the following grounds:
In order to withdraw from a course, students must fill out a withdrawal form that is provided by the administration team. Form must be filled out completely and turned into an administrative team or emailed to email@example.com. Please refer to the refund policy stated in the catalog for guidelines.
A student can appeal an unsatisfactory grade and/or attendance classification to the Director by explaining in writing any circumstances relevant to the situation. The Director will evaluate the circumstances presented by the student and student’s program record will be amended to reflect the results of the appeal. The student’s status will be revised, as is appropriate.
At Dental Assistant Education Center students are required to act in a professional manner. Students are required to obey the law, respect classmates/staff, and follow the rules of the school and other entities. Students who do not abide by the rules and are subject to suspension and/or dismissal of the program.
Behaviors that are unacceptable but not limited to:
Students will receive a percentage grade for each quiz, written and practical exam. Grades will be calculated from 4 categories, quizzes=25%, Homework=25%, written final exam= 25% and Practicum exam= 25%. A perfect final score is 100%. Listed below is the grading distribution.
Letter Grade Equivalents
Weekly Quizzes 25% 90-100%=A
Homework 25% 80-89%=B
Final Exam 25% 70-79%=C
Practicum Exam 25% 60-69%=D
100% total 0-59%=F
There is one grading period in the course: at the end of the course (15 weeks). Written quizzes will be given throughout the course and will be graded following the grading chart listed above.
Lab/Clinical is 225 hours. A student must receive a 70% on the final examination to pass. The extern program is pass/fail. A student works one on one with a trainer and must complete a proficiency packet. The student and trainer work together until the trainer is confident the student is proficient in needed skills as outlined in the proficiency packet.
Satisfactory progress will be determined by the accumulated percentage on quizzes and exams. Students must maintain at least 70%(C) .Should a student fail to obtain at least 70%(C), the student will be allowed to retake a Quiz/exam, which will be given the higher score of the two exams.
-Students will receive their progress percentage after every exam. If a student is unsatisfactory or not maintaining a 70%, they will be informed in writing and required to meet with instructors. A student terminated for unsatisfactory progress may apply to repeat the course at the next course offered. Students may be required to pay a prorated amount to repeat the course if dismissed or terminated for academic failure.
-Additional Training- Our course also includes that students complete a CPR training course. Future employers and patients expect that we are trained to respond in the case of an emergency in the dental office. This training is provided by the school.
Dental Assistant Education Center does not have an academic probation policy in place due to the length of the course.
A certificate of completion will be awarded to those students who have a score of at least 70%(C) on the final exam, have completed their 45 in class and 225 hours of hands on clinical externship, and have compiled a satisfactory attendance record as outlined by the school and are in good standing financially with the school at the time of graduation. They must have an attendance record of at least 85% of classes completed.
Upon graduation students may be assisted and/or advised with regard to resume preparation, interview techniques or employment opportunities if leads are available at no additional cost. Dental Assistant Education Center, LLC will do its best in assisting with clinical placement services, however Dental Assistant Education Center, LLC cannot guarantee employment.
Tuition is due and payable the first day of class. However, students may elect to arrange for weekly payments while attending school. Extended payment plans may be considered through the school directly.
Dental Assisting Program is:
Tuition:(45 hours classroom) $4873
Textbook Modern Dental Assisting and Workbook Edition 13 (Author Doni Bird and Debbie Robinson): $450.00
Uniform:(DAEC T-shirt) $27
Registration Fee: $150
Xray certification: Optional enrollment
Total Cost of Program $5,500
The total cost may be paid out using any of the following options:
1) Prepay discount of 5% given to students that pay tuition in full prior to the first day of class. Tuition is then $5,225.00 A discount of $275.00 will be given.
2) $2,000 down payment, then $250.00 every other week due at the beginning of each class
3) $1,500 down payment, then $300.00 every other week due at the beginning of each class
We accept: Checks, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card and Cash payments.
To avoid collections and delinquent accounts all students on a payment plan will make scheduled payments before or at the beginning of class. Students who fail to make payments when due will NOT be able to attend class that day. Please reference the payment plan option section in the catalog for payment amounts. Please reference the attendance policy section in the catalog for the number of missed classes that are accepted. Failure to make payment is and will NOT be considered an excused absence.
The enrollment agreement is not binding until signed by the school director or designated school official. An applicant who has not visited the school, toured the school facilities and inspected the equipment prior to signing the enrollment contract, has an additional three days to withdraw without penalty and request a full refund of any monies paid.
The school has and adheres to a reasonable refund policy of unearned tuition and fees paid in advance by an enrollee who fails to enter, or withdraws, or is discontinued therefrom prior to completion of the study. Refunds of unearned tuition, fees, and other charges shall be made in the following manner within sixty (60) days of termination:
A If cancellation occurs within seventy-two (72) hours of enrollment, all monies paid shall be refunded.
If cancellation occurs after seventy-two (72) hours of enrollment, but before resident classes begin, or distance education materials are delivered, a refund shall be made of all tuition paid except a registration fee not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00).
If cancellation occurs after resident classes have begun or after distance education materials have been delivered, the school shall adhere strictly to the refund policy published in the school catalog or in the enrollment agreement. Once books and supplies have been issued, they become the property of students and any refunds on them shall be at the discretion of the school.
A full refund is due students whose contracted educational services are denied as a result of intentional deception, or misrepresentation of facts, or the use of advertising which is known to be false, inaccurate, or misleading.
A full refund is due to an individual whose admission is denied by the school as a result of intentional deception, or misrepresentation of facts, or the use of advertising which is known to be false, inaccurate, or misleading.
The school shall make all refunds due within 60 days following a student's official drop date, or in the case of a student who does not return to school at the expiration of an approved leave of absence, within 60 days following the last day of that leave of absence.
Once the student receives the textbooks and the uniform, their costs are not refundable.
The amount of refund is based on the official date of termination or withdrawal, which must be submitted in writing to the Program Director at the address below. Students who do not cancel the enrollment agreement or withdraw from school in writing and do not commence classes, the school will retain all tuition costs and fees.
In the event of a prolonged illness or accident, death in the family or other circumstances that make it impractical to complete the program, the school shall make a settlement which is reasonable and fair to both parties.
Refund Requests: Students must contact the Director of the Dental Assistant Education Center, LLC to request a refund in writing by mail to:
P.O Box 24453
Omaha, Ne 68124
DAEC is not currently working with a government funding agency for education assistance.
Students from out of Nebraska:
At this time DAEC is NOT taking out-of-state residents.
Financial Payment Plans:
Payment Plan #1
$2,000 down payment due 2 weeks before start date, then $350.00 at the beginning of each class (10 payments)
Week 1: $350.00
Week 2: $350.00
Week 3: $350.00
Week 4: $350.00
Week 5: $350.00
Week 6: $350.00
Week 7: $350.00
Week 8: $350.00
Week 9: $350.00
Week 10: $350.00
Payment Plan #2
$1,500 down payment due 2 weeks before start date, then $500.00 at the beginning of each class (8 payments)
Week 1: $500.00
Week 2: $500.00
Week 3: $500.00
Week 4: $500.00
Week 5: $500.00
Week 6: $500.00
Week 7: $500.00
Week 8: $500.00
Statement of Non-Discrimination:
No person shall be excluded from participation, denied any benefits, or subjected to any form of discrimination because of sex, race, age, creed, religion, national origin, or physical handicap.
DAEC takes Student complaints very seriously and we will make every attempt reach a satisfactory resolution with the student. Students complaints must be submitted in writing and shall be filed within one years after the student discontinues training at the school. All complaints must be directed to the Program Director Jamia Smith either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to P.O. Box 24453 Omaha, Ne. 68124.
If a satisfactory res- olution cannot be reached between the student and the school, the student may contact the Program Director of Private PostSecondary Career Schools at the Nebraska Department of Education at :
Nebraska Department of Education, PPCS-VE,
P.O. Box 94987, Lincoln, Ne 68509
Foundational Dental Assisting
Meet and Greet
101 Module 1: Introduction to Dentistry( The Professional Dental Assistant)
Overview of Dentitions, Tooth Morphology, and Dental Caries
Clock Hours: 3 Lecture
102 Module 2: Periodontal Disease, Preventative Dentistry, Disease Transmission and Infection Prevention(OSHA)
Clock Hours: 2 Lecture, 1 Lab
103 Module 3: Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Delivering Dental Care, Dental Hand Instruments, Dental Handpieces and Accessories, Anesthesia and Pain Control
Clock Hours: 2 Lecture, 1 Lab
104 Module 4: Foundation of Radiology, Dental Imaging, Intraoral Imaging, Extraoral Imaging
Clock Hours: 2 Lecture, 1 Lab
Review for Quiz 1
105 Module 5: Quiz 1, Restorative and Esthetic Dental Material, General Dentistry, Matrix Systems and Restorative Dentistry
Clock Hours: 2 Lecture, 1 Lab
106 Module 6: Impression Materials, Lab Materials
Clock Hours: 1 Lecture, 2 Lab
107 Module 7: Coronal Polishing, Patients Dental Record
Clock Hours: 2 Lecture, 1 Lab
108 Module 8: Quiz 2, Fix Prosthetics, Provisional Coverage
Clock Hours: 1 Lecture, 2 Lab
109 Module 9: Endodontics, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry
Clock Hours: 1 Lecture, 2 Lab
110 Module 10: Marketing Your Skills, Resume Building
Clock Hours: 3 Lecture
111 Module 11: Assisting in a Medical Emergency
Clock Hours: 3 Lecture and Lab
112 Module 12: Removable Prosthetics
Clock Hours: 1 Lecture 2 Lab
113 Module 13: Orthodontics
Clock Hours: 1 Lecture 2 Lab
114 Module 14: Quiz 3, Review Final Exam
Clock Hours: 3 Lecture
115 Module 15: Final Exam And Ceremony
Clock Hours: 3
There is no charge for the original copy of your certificate or transcripts; however, additional copies of the certificate or transcripts will be $10.00. Additional copies of students' transcripts are issued upon written request; Transcripts must be requested 24 hours in advance. Please note: Transcripts will be withheld until all fees and charges have been met.
The request needs to include:
Transcripts may be picked up or mailed within 5 days of request.
Transcripts are not faxed
Transcript request form is available at Dental Assistant Education Center.
Student Records Maintained by the School:
The school maintains academic records concerning student identification, address, emergency contact information, age, educational experience, tuition payment, attendance, immunizations, x-ray training, CPR training, testing, and graduation. Permanent academic records will be kept for fifty (50) calendar years. All financial records will be maintained for five (5) years after the student has departed from school. DAEC will keep student records in a fire resistant area, permanent records suitable for academic and financial records for all students.
Student records are maintained at the main campus in Omaha, Nebraska. Records are not shared with any other entity for any purpose except for required state inspections. Prospective employers may be given access to student transcripts upon the student’s signed and dated consent to such action.
Students have the right to: