SEMPER AD MELIORA - “Always toward better things.”

Dental Assisting Program


Our Mission

To present an elite educational experience in order to give students the technical and practical information they need to provide dentists with proficient assistance and deliver patients quality care. 


D.A.P.A. operates after hours on the premises of the ultra-modern Horizon Dental, a working dental practice located in the convenient Steele Creek area of Charlotte.  Having in-person lab sessions in a this setting allows our students to have access to some of the latest technologies available preparing our students for success from day one. 

Affordable Tuition & Interest Free payment options

Paying for school doesn't have to be as hard a pulling teeth.

$4,300 TOTAL! This is a fraction of the cost of other dental assisting courses in the area, saving you thousands of dollars in tuition. We also offer INTEREST FREE payment options for STRESS FREE you!

It is hard to imagine stepping into a new career without student loans, but Dental Assisting Preparatory Academy makes it possible!

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Accommodating Schedule

D.A.P.A.  offers accommodating options for busy, working adults making accessing a new career in reach.  At Dental Assisting Preparatory Academy, we prepare you for employment in 13 short weeks.  

Our course consists of: 

  • Online Lectures - we even have an app for convenient access wherever you are.
  • 4 hours of in-person clinical training per week
  • 40 hours externship in real working dental offices


Our Faculty

The faculty at Dental Assistant Preparatory Academy are working professionals in the dental field, including dentists, hygienists and assistants that have all trained coworkers on the job throughout their years of practice. We believe that it is our staff and their desire to help students not only graduate but to truly understand and be able to thrive that sets D.A.P.A. apart from other assisting programs.  

Meet the Faculty

Course Objectives



Here are just a few of the Course Objectives at DAPA:  


You will receive Certificates of Completion for:  

  • Dental Assistant I
  • Certification in Dental Radiology 
  • CPR 

Your skills will include:  

  • Four Handed Dentistry
  • Use suction devices 
  • Alginate and PVS impression techniques 
  • Pouring Models 
  • Trimming models 
  • Fabrication of Custom Whitening Trays 
  • Setup and breakdown treatment rooms for various procedures 
  • Temporary Crown and Bridge fabrication 
  • Proper Sanitizing and Sterilization techniques 
  • Charting and introduction to Dental specific software 

Professional training in 

  • HIPAA & OSHA Regulations 

Exposure to a variety of Dental Procedures:  

  • Composite Fillings 
  • Crown and bridge 
  • Oral Surgery 
  • Orthodontics 
  • Pediatric Dentistry 
  • Endodontics (Root Canals) 

Professional Coaching 

  • Resume building 
  • Interview prep 


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