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Course Outline

Our twelve-course program at Summit Dental Assisting Academy is designed to help you become a dental auxiliary who is morally and ethically responsible, clinically proficient, and excited about facilitating comprehensive, high-quality care. We use theory, new technology, and evaluation in conjunction with one-on-one training to ensure you have the knowledge, skills, and attitude to be a successful dental professional.



Get acquainted with the materials used in a professional dental office and their uses and purposes. You will also learn about the importance of infection control, how to prevent cross-contamination, the correct applications and functions of all materials, and how to maintain basic equipment and supplies. Learn all about the types, forms, groupings, and functions of teeth, and how to chart them clearly and correctly and describe the life cycle of teeth and the stages of oral health. You will become very familiar with the design and purpose of a professional dental office and the basic concepts of chairside assisting.


  • Introduction to the Dental Profession
  • Tooth Morphology
  • Infection Control
  • Management of Hazardous Materials
  • Dental Charting
  • Introduction to the Dental Office and Basic Chairside Assisting

Applications for DANB – Administered Exams Recognized or Required in Missouri

Upon successful completion of relevant coursework, each student will receive a certificate of completion from SDAA. Students will also be granted a letter of recommendation that speaks to their preparedness to join the dental workforce. Should the assistant desire to further their credentials they can choose to complete the MBDA and CDA exams, following pre-requisites for these exams. Applications for each of the required exams can be found below.


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Office Location

  • Lee's Summit
  • 680 SE Bayberry Ln
  • Suite 105
  • Lee's Summit, Missouri
  • 64063
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