CONTACT

505 W. Louis Henna Blvd #110B

Austin, TX 78728

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Tel: (512) 350-3537

training@sonrisasdentalcenter.com

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© 2023 Sonrisas Training Center.

ADMISSIONS

We are beyond excited to train our first cohort of dental assistants! Our class sizes are limited to 10 students per session with an effort to provide a more private and hands-on experience. We are continuously accepting applications from students who are motivated and looking to start their career in a professional environment. Prior to enrollment we will be conducting interviews which will be part of the selection process. If accepted there will be a $500 registration fee due to reserve your spot payable in the form of cash, check, or card and will be applied to the total cost of the program.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Students must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the session.

  • Students must have their high school diploma or GED.

  • Prior to enrollment Sonrisas Training Center students must show written proof from their physician that they have either:

    • Completed the Hepatitis B vaccination,

    • Started the Hepatitis B vaccination or

    • Have been antibody tested and shown to be immune to the Hepatitis B virus.

  • Students must have an in-person interview with the admission counselor.

  • Students must complete an essay stating why they want to become a Dental Assistant.​

  • Students must sign the HIPPA and OSHA release forms prior to start of the first class.

  • For any dental assistant practicing in the state of Texas, additional requirements will need to be fulfilled following completion of this dental assisting course: Effective 09/01/06, to apply to become a registered dental assistant, a student must complete a mandatory short course approved by The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. An approved provider list can be found on the TSBDE website: http://www.tsbde.state.tx.us. By law, a dental assistant must be registered with the TSBDE in order to take x-rays at a dentist's office.

TUITION

We have 3 payment options for your convenience:

Option 1:

$3,000 Introductory Promotion (originally $3,200) 

  • Paid in full before start of session

  • Includes:

    • Tuition​

    • Scrubs (1 set)

    • Student Supplies

    • CPR training (one attempt, if not passed then you must pay for it out of your own pocket until passed)

Option 2:

  • $3,300 (weekly payment plan)

    • $1,500 down payment before start of session​

    • $150/week before start of each class*

    • Includes:

      • Tuition​

      • Scrubs (1 set)

      • Student Supplies

      • CPR training (one attempt, if not passed then you must pay for it out of your own pocket until passed)

Option 3:

  • $3,400 (weekly payment plan)

    • $1,000 down payment before start of session​

    • $200/week before start of each class*

    • Includes:

      • Tuition​

      • Scrubs (1 set)

      • Student Supplies

      • CPR training (one attempt, if not passed then you must pay for it out of your own pocket until passed)

* Students who select to pay with one of Sonrisas Training Center's weekly payment plans must bring the full specified payment amount to each class and turn it in to the Professor or Program Manager before class begins. If student fails to bring their payment to any of the classes, they will be asked to leave and not be allowed to continue with the program. A student who fails to bring their payment forfeits all deposit and tuition money previously paid to Sonrisas Training Center, except for the amount if any, that would be due back per the cancellation and refund policy. 

We accept cash, checks (payable to Sonrisas Training Center) and credit/debit cards. There is a returned-check fee of $50.

Required Textbook

Essentials of Dental Assisting, 6th Edition

By Debbie S. Robinson, CDA, MS and Doni L. Bird, CDA, RDA, RDH, MA

ISBN: 9780323400640

Copyright: 2017

List Price: $94.95

Student Workbook for Essentials of Dental Assisting, 6th Edition

By Debbie S. Robinson, CDA, MS and Doni L. Bird, CDA, RDA, RDH, MA

ISBN: 9780323400657

Copyright: 2017

List Price: $42.95

The set is sold as a cost-saving package through the Elsevier website for $124.11 (Google: Essentials of Dental Assisting package)

[You can find a package on Amazon with the textbook and student workbook together for a lower price.]