Dental assisting is a fast-growing industry according to the US Bureau of Labor, predicting that employment opportunities for dental assistants will go up anywhere from 18% to 20% in the next 10 years. As a dental assistant, you'll enjoy a range of daily functions that will help patients in a variety of different ways. Our dental assistant training program is the only one locally that is taught by an experienced orthodontist. The A.A.A.D.T. dental program is also the only one in Houston that trains new orthodontic assistants in as few as eight weeks. As long as you have your GED, you're at least 18 years of age, and you're looking to add an extra set of skills to further your career, this is a great opportunity for you.
There are many aspects of orthodontic assisting that are similar to dental assisting, but a major difference is that orthodontic assistants are able to place bands, brackets, and wires for a patient's orthodontic work. If you're currently a dental assistant, becoming an orthodontic assistant will only increase your earning potential and the job opportunities that are available to you. On average, orthodontic assistants make about 20% more overall compared to dental assistants. The cost for our eight-week program is only $2550.00. Financial assistance and payment plans are available. Weekday classes are on Fridays, while weekend classes will be held on Sundays. The eight modules that we cover at A.A.A.D.T. include the following: