The duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office. The dental assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills. Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team.
This program can be completed in two years (1080 clock hours).
Class starts in August each year.
Students can TABE test starting in April and register in July.
The Dental Assisting program qualifies for Pell, Heaps, VA, WIOA and WV Vocational Rehabilitation. These are Grants not Loans. ACT does not offer any student loan options.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
To meet SAP, a student must:
Maintain a continuous "C" average.
Attend at least 90% of the program hours for each grading period.
Maintain a continuous 90% attendance rate for the program.
Complete the course within the originally scheduled course hours.
During the first enrollment period 1 to 945 hours
There is no refund for fees after the start of class! There is a 100% refund on tuition during the first five days of the program! There is a 50% refund on tuition during day 6 thru day 10 of the program! After day 10 of the program there is No Refund!!
During the second enrollment period 945 to 1890 hours
There is No Refund once the second enrollment period starts!
Must be 18 years old
High school diploma or WV approved equivalent
Call (304) 256-3964 to schedule your free TABE required entrance exam
Complete your Financial Aid Applications.
For Pell Grant visit:
www.fafsa.ed.gov ACT's ID 015748
For HEAPS Grant visit:
Notify ACT's financial aid department that your applications are filed.
Once Financial Aid Applications Are Received
You will be contacted by ACT's financial aid office.
You must supply any required documentation to complete financial aid.
You should have completed your twelve hours with Adult Education.
You've been accepted into the program.
You've completed the required twelve hours with Adult Education.
You've completed all requirements with financial aid.
You will be contacted by ACT's financial aid office to sign:
Attend the Mandatory orientation.
Bring the following with you:
High School Diploma or WV Approved Equivalent
Social Security Card
Non-Refundable Registration of $175 (must be exact change/check)
Certificate of Health Form
Required Head Shot Photo