Join the Dental Assistant Program for Exponential Career Growth

What is a Dental Assistant?

Dental assistants increase the efficiency of dentists and help provide positive dental experiences for patients. Dental assistants aid doctors by preparing the patient for treatment, sterilizing instruments, passing instruments during procedures, holding suction devices, exposing dental radiographs, taking impressions, and fabricating provisional crowns. This allows the dentist to focus more time on the procedure; the dental assistant effectively becomes the dentist’s extra hands.

Dental Assistant Focused on Work

Mission/Vision

We are elite providers who support local dentists and train highly motivated leaders in the field of dentistry to become the pinnacle of excellence in competence, character, and career fulfillment.

Core Values

  • Equip individuals with practical training and knowledge to be successful in our dental profession.

  • Implement integrity, compassion, and positivity so we can be contributors and influencers to our team and those around us.

  • Create careers we love and not jobs.

Imagine the possibilities of a rewarding career in the dental industry:

  1. Department of Labor projects the employment of dental assistants to grow 18 percent through 2024.
  2. With full-time and part-time opportunities available, you will be able to enjoy a good work/home/life balance.
  1. Working in a professional environment with unlimited growth opportunities in the dental field.

What Makes Us Unique

  • Small classes

  • Individual attention

  • Hands-on experience

  • Clinical experience on live patients

  • Taught by actual DDS: Doctor of Dental Surgery

  • Flexible times offered

  • Students can retake the course at NO cost

  • Assist in job placement

  • Free to repeat the class if the student fails to obtain the training certificate for the first time

"I just wanted to tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed yesterday's class. Everything was top notch. The office turned out impeccable. Thank you for making this such a smooth transition. It makes such difference when you can tell the doctors and you love what you do."

- Lacie Followwell

Job Responsibilities

  • Assisting the dentist during treatment
  • Taking and developing dental x-rays
  • Taking impressions of patients teeth
  • Communicating with patients (e.g., scheduling, billing, vendor management)
  • Teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies
  • Developing infection control protocol and preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment
  • Performing office management tasks
  • Discussing medical history and taking vital stats from patients
X-Ray

Join the Ultimate Dental Assistant Program Today!

Register Now 405-896-3754
×

Every lecture is followed by a 2 hour hands-on clinical experience.

Our Curriculum Covers 22 Lectures

  1. Introduction to the Profession of Dentistry
    Overview of dental medicine including scope of the field, trend and outlook of the dentistry, also emphasizing the expectations from the students and the career opportunities involved in becoming a high functioning dental assistant.
  2. Ethical & Legal Issues in Dentistry
    Overview of ethics and codes of professional conducts as well as HIPAA, proper assistance in documentation, licensing, OSHA, limitations and supervisions of the role as a dental assistant.
  3. Human Dentition
    Overview of Gross anatomy of the human dentition, covering the names and various nomenclatures of the deciduous and permanent dentition.
  4. Composition & Formation of Teeth
    Overview of tooth formation, development and morphology of the deciduous and permanent dentition, also covering histology of enamel, dentin, innervation and vasculatures of tooth.
  5. Tissues Surrounding the Teeth
    This lecture will cover the periodontal apparatus of the surrounding tissues including gingiva, PDL, cementum and alveolar bones that support teeth.
  6. Bones of the Head
    Overview of the anatomy of the head focusing of the names of the cranial and facial bones.
  7. Muscles of Mastication & The Temporomandibular Joint
    Overview of names, locations, and attachment of the major muscle groups and the function of TMJ and disorders.
  8. Paranasal Sinuses
    Overview of four paired air-filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity.
  1. Oral Cavity & Salivary Glands
    Overview of the structures surrounding the oral cavity, air way classification, and major and minor salivary glands and functions.
  2. Dental Radiography
    Overview of principle of x-ray generation, equipment settings, various imaging sensors, image development and radiation safety.
  3. Dental Materials
    Overview of evolution of dental materials, covering material terminologies, chemical, mechanical properties of materials in conjunction with the microstructures and their applications in dentistry, also covering current trend and limitation of the dental materials.
  4. Pediatric Dentistry
    Overview of pediatric dentistry focusing on various options in treatment modality, materials, behavior management and types of sedation., also covering sequence of teeth development, exfoliation, eruption, skeletal development and space management during mixed dentition.
  5. Removable Prosthodontics
    Overview of removable partial and complete dentures focusing on components of the different type of dentures and appointment sequencing.
  6. Fixed Prosthodontics
    Overview of fundamentals of indirect restorations including crowns, bridges, fixed dentures, inlays, onlays and veneers.
  7. Endodontics
    Overview of fundamentals of root canal therapy as well as challenges and limitations, covering various modalities of pulp therapy for primary and permanent tooth.
  1. Topical & Local Anesthesia
    Overview of different types of local anesthetics including chemical components, mechanism of action, absorption and indications, also covering administrative techniques, intoxication and management.
  2. Orthodontics
    Overview of treatment of irregularity in teeth (especially of alignment and occlusion) and jaws, including using conventional braces and other methods such as Invisalign and etc.
  3. Periodontics
    Overview of the periodontal management including preventive and surgical treatments of the supporting structure of teeth known as periodontium which includes gingiva, alveolar bone, cementum and PDL.
  4. Oral Surgery
    Overview of exodontia including simple and surgical extractions of primary and permanent teeth, also covering bone graft, implant placement, and management of benign and malignant lesions of hard and soft tissues.
  5. Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
    Management of common medical emergencies that can happen in the dental office focusing on prevention, diagnosis and plan of action, also reviewing most current guidelines from CPR certification.
  6. Radiography in Depth
    Review of dental x-ray for the radiation safety certification test as well as sufficient hands-on experience on taking acceptable and diagnosable dental radiographs.
  7. Front Office Management/Resume Writing
    Training on answering calls for appointment, insurance and dental emergencies as well as interaction with patients from check-in to check-out, also covering how to write impressive resume that stands out.

Overview

Each session is 13 weeks = 3 months

Each class is 6 hrs/week. Classes held during the weekday will be broken into two 3hr classes to equal 6 hrs/week. Weekend classes will be one day a week for 6 hrs.

Each class will be one hour of lecture followed by two hours of practical. Each student has the opportunity to shadow/practice outside of the classroom, if they desire, to gain more hands-on experience at any one of our doctors' offices. Also, we offer students of MIO, plus their friends and family, free exams and x-rays. If treatment is needed after the exam it is offered at a significantly discounted rate.

Non-Refundable $100 dollars for Registration will be used towards tuition. Accepting new students for our Upcoming Classes.

×

Meet The Staff

Jaycee Van Horn

Jaycee Van Horn

Dr. Van Horn graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry with honors. She and her husband Timothy are excited to serve the Oklahoma City community. When not spending time with family and friends, Dr. Van Horn enjoys playing sports and travelling. She loves to laugh and help people feel comfortable and at ease when with her.

Training and Awards Received:

  • CLINICAL OPERATIONS AWARD - Exemplifies compassion, dedication and enthusiasm in the field of dentistry, only one given per year: received in 2012

  • Certificate of Honor in the department of PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

  • The Quintessence Award: recognition of academic achievement

  • Preceptorship in Dental Implantology

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon: HONOR DENTAL SOCIETY

  • Dentsply International Merit Award, graduated with distinction in removable prosthodontics

Grace Jun

Dr. Jun believes that dentistry is not only about teeth, but about the whole person. Your oral health influences both your physical and mental health. Dentistry is not only her profession, but her passion. Coming from a family with little means, she is all too familiar with not having medical/dental insurance. She understands the financial barrieries people have with dental treatment and wants to help people get the treatment they need and deserve through flexiable payment options.

Dr. Jun received her Bachelor's from University of Central Oklahoma, then attended Cameron University for her Master's degree. She then continued her education at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, graduating with a D.D.S. Doctor of Dental Surgery.

When Dr. Jun is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys snow skiing and traveling with her husband and kids.

Grace Jun
Phil Jun

Phil Jun

Dr. Phil Jun began his education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and then graduated from Michigan Tech, with a Master’s degree in Materials Science Engineering. After working as an engineer for several years, Dr Jun decided to pursue his interest in dentistry and was accepted to the dental program at the University of Oklahoma. After receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery from OU College of Dentistry, Dr. Jun joined the Smilegalaxy Pediatric Dentistry team. Dr. Jun is a member of the Oklahoma Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Dental Society of Anesthesia, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Jun, his wife Grace, and their children, Samuel and Phoebe, have made Oklahoma City their home. Dr. Jun enjoys traveling, golfing, skiing, mountain biking, and photography. He has a passion for dental mission work, volunteering many days of free dental services to the local community and overseas. He volunteers annually at Oklahoma Mission of Mercy and offers dental care internationally during weeks of mission trips.