Dental Assisting Certificate Program - (Hybrid/Dahlonega)

Dates: September 24 - December 17, 2020

Meets: Th (Online) and Tu from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM *Skip 11/26

Location: Dahlonega - Continuing Ed 216

Registration Fee: $1,999.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

The Dental Assisting Certification Program is a LIVE Online course that combines online learning with face-to-face clinical lab sessions. Clinical lab session attendance is mandatory for successful course completion.

For a detailed course schedule, please click on the Schedule button above.

This program prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing healthcare careers. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provide training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice.

This course covers several key areas and topics:
Administrative Aspects include: the history of dentistry and dental assisting, introduction to the dental office, the legal aspects of dentistry, policies and guidelines.
Clinical Aspects include: introduction to oral anatomy, dental operatory, dental equipment, introduction to tooth structure, primary and permanent teeth, the oral cavity and related structures, proper patient positioning, dental hand-pieces, sterilization, and other areas.
In addition to entry-level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Dental Hygienist program.

This program includes 108 hours of instruction and hands-on labs, textbooks, CPR training and the Georgia X-Ray Safety examination. High school diploma or GED required.

Criteria for Successful Completion: To receive a University of North Georgia Professional and Continuing Education certificate and CEUs, students must attend 80% of all class sessions, actively participate and complete a course evaluation, as well as pass all quizzes, midterm, and final exam with an average score of 75 or above.

Students are expected:

1. To be on time for class. Attendance is taken at the beginning of every session.

2. To fully engage in the material, students should participate in class discussions and hands-on clinical labs. Attendance and participation make up 50% of student grade.

3. To achieve an average score of 75 or better on assignments, quizzes and the final exam. Quizzes and mid-term exam count for 25% of student grade. Final exam counts for 25% of student grade.

4. To wear black scrubs to each clinical lab session. As part of managing their professional image, students should practice appropriate patient communication skills and maintain positive interactions with the instructor, other students and any visiting "patients."

Dress Code: Black Scrubs Required

For more detailed information and a class schedule, please contact



This course may be modified to a LIVE Online format based on Georgia Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and University System of Georgia guidelines in place at the time of the course. No refunds will be provided should the course format change based on these guidelines.

LIVE Online Course Details:

  • This online platform is compatible with desktop and laptop computers and will also work with iPads, android tablets, iPhones, and android phones. Devices must have a camera and microphone, which are standard on all smartphones and iPads.
  • Course access will be provided with a link that you simply click in order to join the LIVE Online classroom. The link will work with your web browser or through the Pexip app which is free to download. You will receive that link 3 business days before your first class session.
  • Course handouts will be emailed to you 3 business days before your first class session. Students may want to print these out for easy reference during your LIVE Online sessions.
  • For questions regarding the online platform please email us at



UNG does not endorse any specific providers of student loans. Below is one of many potential providers, but we encourage you to research other potential options for noncredit student loans.

The Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan is available for this course.

Cover the Cost of Your Tuition - You may use the Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan to cover your tuition. No fees - There is no prepayment penalty.

Interest Rate - The Smart Option Student Loan has interest rates that reward good credit and are as low as Prime + 0% for borrowers with excellent credit. Interest rates are variable and reset monthly.

Repayment Options - You may take up to 15 years to repay your loan with one of the following options: "Standard repayment option", you make level, monthly payments of principal and interest. The minimum monthly payment is $30.00. "Interest-only repayment option, you make interest-only payments while you are in school and begin standard repayment of principal and interest once school is completed." Deferred repayment option", you may defer payments for up to 12 months, not to exceed the anticipated graduation date on the application. You are required to make a $10.00 monthly payment during deferment. This $10.00 payment will be toward the interest that accurse on the account during deferment. After deferment, you will begin standard repayment of principle and interest.

Who May Apply - The Smart Option Student Loan is a private, credit-based student loan for technical training or trade school, online courses, and other continuing education programs.


Fee: $1,999.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Registration Fee$1,999.00
Optional FeeTransfer Fee$ 10.00

Dahlonega - Continuing Ed 216

Britney Bailey

Date Day Time Location
09/24/2020Thursday9 AM to 1 PM Dahlonega - Continuing Ed 216
09/29/2020Tuesday9 AM to 1 PM Dahlonega - Continuing Ed 216
10/01/2020Thursday9 AM to 1 PM LIVE Online
10/06/2020Tuesday9 AM to 1 PM Dahlonega - Continuing Ed 216
10/08/2020Thursday9 AM to 1 PM LIVE Online
10/13/2020Tuesday9 AM to 1 PM Dahlonega - Continuing Ed 216
10/15/2020Thursday9 AM to 1 PM LIVE Online
10/20/2020Tuesday9 AM to 1 PM Dahlonega - Continuing Ed 216
10/22/2020Thursday9 AM to 1 PM LIVE Online
10/27/2020Tuesday9 AM to 1 PM Dahlonega - Continuing Ed 216
10/29/2020Thursday9 AM to 1 PM LIVE Online
11/03/2020Tuesday9 AM to 1 PM Dahlonega - Continuing Ed 216
11/05/2020Thursday9 AM to 1 PM LIVE Online
11/10/2020Tuesday9 AM to 1 PM Dahlonega - Continuing Ed 216
11/12/2020Thursday9 AM to 1 PM LIVE Online
11/17/2020Tuesday9 AM to 1 PM Dahlonega - Continuing Ed 216
11/19/2020Thursday9 AM to 1 PM LIVE Online
11/24/2020Tuesday9 AM to 1 PM Dahlonega - Continuing Ed 216
12/01/2020Tuesday9 AM to 1 PM Dahlonega - Continuing Ed 216
12/03/2020Thursday9 AM to 1 PM LIVE Online
12/08/2020Tuesday9 AM to 1 PM Dahlonega - Continuing Ed 216
12/10/2020Thursday9 AM to 1 PM LIVE Online
12/15/2020Tuesday9 AM to 1 PM Dahlonega - Continuing Ed 216
12/17/2020Thursday9 AM to 1 PM Dahlonega - Continuing Ed 216


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