Dear Student

Thank you so much for your interest in All Hands Dental Assisting School. I, along with our instructors look forward to welcoming you to our innovative and unique course. We offer a course designed to give you the skills necessary to start your new career, at a minimum cost of time and expense.

We offer this opportunity from the perspective of experienced professionals in the field. While we will seek to give you exposure to a wide range of techniques, materials, and knowledge, we will focus on the skills that employers see as “core necessities” for starting a job right away.

Job opportunities for qualified candidates are readily available in today’s marketplace. With our course, you will be equipped to start your new exciting career with an eye on future opportunities.

Our enrollment process is easy and we will guide you every step of the way.

Are you ready to change your life?


  • Session 1 (12 weeks)

    June 6, 2023 – September 2, 2023
    (Tuesday, Saturday 5:15 PM – 9:15 PM)
    Registration Deadline: May 23, 2023

  • Session 2 (12 weeks)

    September 5, 2023 – January 6, 2024
    (Tuesday, Saturday 5:15 PM – 9:15 PM)
    Registration Deadline: August 22, 2023

  • Session 3 (12 weeks)

    January 9, 2024 – April 6, 2024
    (Tuesday, Saturday 5:15 PM – 9:15 PM)
    Registration Deadline: December 26, 2023

  • Session 4 (12 weeks)

    April 9, 2024 – July 6, 2024
    (Tuesday, Saturday 5:15 PM – 9:15 PM)
    Registration Deadline: March 26, 2024

  • Session 5 (12 weeks)

    July 16, 2024 – October 12, 2024
    (Tuesday, Saturday 5:15 PM – 9:15 PM)
    Registration Deadline: July 2, 2024

  • Session 6 (12 weeks)

    October 15, 2024 – January 25, 2025
    (Tuesday, Saturday 5:15 PM – 9:15 PM)
    Registration Deadline: October 1, 2024

Cost & Payment Options

The registration fee ($125.00) is due with an enrollment agreement to hold your place in the class.

The total cost for the 12 week Dental Assisting Program is $3,750 and many students utilize our financing options. Click here to see if you qualify.

There are a limited number of seats available in each class. Seats are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Submit your Enrollment Application here.

Financing options are available to help students receive a quality yet affordable education.

Ask an admissions representative about how you can lower your monthly payments through our financing partners.

Financial Options

Financing options are available to help students receive a quality yet affordable education. Ask an admissions representative about how you can lower your monthly payments through our financing partners.

Click here to see if you qualify.


Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express

In-House Payment Options

There are affordable financing options to make sure everyone can afford this program,

There are a limited number of seats available in each class. Seats are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Submit your Enrollment Application here.

Graduate Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median dental assistant salary in Colorado is $43,730 a year and is rising because dental assistants are in such high demand.

The highest-earning dental assistants are earning as much as $60,100 a year. Once you become a dental assistant there are many different paths you can take to advance. After graduating from our program you will have the opportunity to earn advanced certifications while working in a dental office. Additional certifications provide a pathway to continue advancing your dental assisting career.

Here is an example of the path that Madison took:

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Program Modules

The Dental Assisting program involves thirteen weeks of “hands on” training where students have an opportunity of practicing the various routine of chairside assisting. At the completion of the thirteen-week portion of the training, the students must successfully complete a 50-hour externship in a local dental office. Upon completion of the thirteen week program, the 50 hour externship and all financial obligations to the school discharged/satisfied, only then can the grades, transcripts and Certificate of Completion be awarded.

The entire curriculum is designed in sequence. The student starts with basics and fundamentals in dental assisting. Classes are scheduled in such a way that lectures on theories and fundamentals are given prior to a two – four hour lab; applying what was discussed during the lecture. This is typical for the entire course.

 Lecture #1 – Introduction to the Profession
Students are introduced to the profession of Dentistry and the responsibilities of the dental health team which includes the dentist, hygienist, the front office personnel and the back-office personnel.

Lecture #2- Ethical and Legal Issues
Students will learn the ethics governing dentistry and the various governmental agencies entrusted with the regulation of the dental profession to ensure and protect the public from incompetent and unethical practices. Topics include licensure procedures and credentialing.

 Lecture #3 – Infection Control for the Dental Assistant
Students will learn the principles of properly preparing themselves and others to prevent infection control and the spread of diseases in the dental office. Topics include; government regulating agencies, infection control guidelines, proper PPE and how to safely dispose of and transport various waste.

Lecture #4 – Dental Radiography
Students will learn the basic principles of X-Ray. The operating principle of the X-Ray Machine is also discussed. Topics also include types of film exposures and film processing errors.

Lecture #4 Continued – Radiography In Depth Overview
The students will have an in depth review of subjects likely to be encountered on the state specific radiographic written examination. A good grasp of this subject will greatly enhance the student’s likelihood of passing the written examination.

Lecture #5 – Human Dentition
Students will learn the form and structures of the human natural teeth in the dental arch. Topics also include the method of identifying teeth by using the Universal Numbering System for permanent and primary teeth.

Lecture #6 – Composition of Teeth and Tissues Surrounding the Teeth
Students will learn the different parts of the teeth and the tissues supporting them. Topics include cervix, apex, dental pulp, tissues of the teeth such as enamel, dentin, cementum as well as alveolar process, the periodontal ligament and the gingiva. Also includes discussion of anatomical landmarks of the tooth and dental terminology.

Lecture #7 – Oral Pathology
Students will learn the nature of diseases that affect oral structures and regions nearby. Topics include discussion on how to distinguish normal from abnormal conditions in the oral cavity.

Lecture #8 – Oral Cavity and Salivary Glands
Students will learn the cavity of the mouth and the salivary glands which are located outside the oral cavity. Topics include discussion of oral lesions that can be found in the oral cavity.

Lecture #9 – Dental Materials
Students will learn various materials used in dentistry. Topics include cavity varnishes and liners, dental cements, surgical cements/periodontal dressing, glass ionomer cements, composites, sealants and dental amalgams.

Lecture #10 – Pediatric Dentistry
Specialty limited to the dental care of children. The students will learn the special requirements prior to treatment of children. Topics include informed consent from guardians, behavioral management of children during treatment and the common pediatric dental procedures.

Lecture #11 – Fixed Prosthodontics
Complete restoration, or the replacement, of one or more teeth in a dental arch. The students will learn the different types of fixed prosthodontics restorations.

Lecture #12 – Endodontics
More commonly referred to as Root Canal Therapy. The students will learn the steps in a root canal procedure and the different instruments and materials required.

Lecture #13 – Topical and Local Anesthesia
Application of anesthetics to oral tissues. The students will learn the properties of anesthesia and when and where they are used.

Lecture #14 – Orthodontics
Prevention and correction of dental and oral deviations. The students will learn the various types and causes of malformations and malocclusions and how they are corrected.

Lecture #15 – Periodontics
Deals with the prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases which is the most common cause of tooth loss. The students will learn the causes of periodontal disease, symptoms, examination procedures and treatment.

Lecture #16 – Oral Surgery
Involves with removal of teeth, treating jaw fractures, bone and tissue grafts and removal of tumors and cysts and reconstruction of oral and dental deformities. The students will learn the various procedures and instruments use in oral surgery.

Lecture #17 – Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
Risk associated with providing medical and dental care. The students will learn how to respond to medical emergencies.

Lecture #18 – Front Office Personnel
Students learn front office duties, reception, record keeping, patient scheduling and general office management/maintenance.

Lecture #19- Maintenance Basics
Covers most maintenance and upkeep basics on various dental equipment. The students will learn what should be done daily vs weekly or monthly and annually.

Lecture #20- Resume Preparation
Students learn the dos and don’ts of creating a resume. Students will gain understanding of what a well thought out resume should look like to land them the job of their choosing.

LAB 101 – Dental Chair and Infection Control (PPE)
Students will learn the different components of the dental operatory and dental chair. They will be taught how to operate the dental chair and the various associated instruments.

The goals of infection control are discussed together with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements and standards. Students are taught how to don the various Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required in the dental clinic.

LAB 102 – Infection Control: Maintaining the Operating Field and Introduction to Dental Instruments
Students will learn the techniques in maintaining the operating field clean, visible, accessible and comfortable for the patient. They will also learn the various dental instruments, how they are organized to the tasks they are to perform and separated onto trays. During this session, a clinical video of the set-up and breakdown of the dental operatory will be shown.

LAB 103 – Infection Control: Treatment Preparation, Clean-up and
Instrument Transfer
Students will learn the procedures performed by the dental assistant prior to seating a patient in the operatory. Students are taught to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guidelines in effective infection control. They will also learn the various procedures required to be accomplished following dental treatment as well as how to transfer instruments safely to the dentist.

LAB 104 – Radiography Basics and X-Ray Procedures
Students will learn basic x-ray techniques. They will also learn how to take full mouth series of x-rays. Students will be asked to take x-rays, developing and mounting radiographs.

LAB 105 – Dental Charting
Students will learn how to document the present dental conditions of the patient and the dental services to be rendered. This serves as a legal record of the patient. The students are taught and asked to prepare a dental chart using appropriate symbols, abbreviations and Black Cavity Classifications.

LAB 106 – Alginate Impressions, Laboratory Materials and Techniques
Students will learn that Alginate Impressions are taken in order to capture an accurate three dimensional duplication of a patient’s teeth and/or surrounding tissues. Students are taught how to get alginate impressions. Students also learn to take impressions using silicon and gypsum.

LAB 107 – Restorative Materials and Techniques
Students will learn the use of bonding agents to be used between the tooth structures and the restoration. They are taught to prepare bonding agents using various instruments. In addition to the actual demonstration, a clinical video of amalgam restoration and composite resin restoration is shown to the students during this session.

LAB 108 – Pedodontic Procedures
Students will learn the procedure performed if the pulp of a primary or newly erupted permanent tooth has been exposed.Students are taught to set up trays for the pulpotomy and stainless crown placement procedure. Students are also taught how to mix Zinc Oxide Eugenol (ZOE) base and permanent cement. A clinical video of crown preparation is shown during this session.

LAB 109 – Removable Prosthodontics
Students will learn the steps involved in the fabrication and installation of complete (full) and partial dentures. Students are asked to practice putting tray set-ups together for each stage of removable and Prosthodontic fabrication and delivery.

LAB 110 – Fixed Prosthodontics
Students will learn the proper technique for expelling impression materials. They are taught how to fabricate and adjust temporaries.

LAB 111 – Endodontic Instruments and Procedures
Students will learn endodontics (root canal) procedures and the various materials and instruments used. Students are taught to place the rubber dam on the typodont. (Prerequisite: Lecture #15)

LAB 112 – Techniques in Administering Anesthesia
Students will learn the proper use of anesthesia in the dental practice. Students are taught how to load syringes, proper passing techniques and safe recapping techniques.

LAB 113 – Placing Sealants and Home Bleaching
Students will learn that newly erupted and caries free teeth benefit from sealants. Students are taught how to apply sealants and bleaching techniques.

LAB 114 – Periodontal Treatment, Coronal Polishing, Oral Hygiene and Preventive Dentistry
Students will learn the various steps and instruments used in sealing, prophylaxis and coronal polishing. Students are taught the techniques in passing periodontal instruments and are taught how to assemble the ultrasonic scaler correctly. Additionally, they will be taught the process of removing stained and soft deposits from the clinical crown of a tooth.

LAB 115 – Oral Surgical Procedures
Students will learn the instruments needed for routine surgical and dental extraction. Students are taught instrument passing in the correct order for a typical tooth extraction and how they are passed over a patient. To further enhance classroom demonstration, a clinical video of oral surgical procedure is shown to the students during this session.

LAB 116 – CPR Training and Certification
Students are taught how to administer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Training will be conducted by representatives of the local American Red Cross or Fire Department. Upon completion of this training students will be awarded Certificates of Completion.


Students will undergo fifty (50) hours of on the job training in the office of a practicing dentist to further enhance their hands-on experience. This training could be conducted in the school premises or in the offices of other participating dentists.


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