Orthodontic assisting certificate program to kick start orthodontic dental assisting careers.

A PREMIUM 174-hour BLENDED LIVE AND ONLINE VIDEO PLATFORM program THAT is a combination of 20 hours of interactive LECTURE, 70 hours of chair-side LAB instruction, 24 hours of patient CLINICAlS, and 50 hours of externship.

Program Options


Classes are offered on Saturdays or Sundays from 8 am to 5 pm to accommodate busy week-day schedules. Evening classes can also be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 10 pm.

The course qualifies for approval for WIAO (state workforce) and veteran spouse benefits.

Course Highlights


85% hands-on instruction

All Instructor and student materials

interactive online platform

Flexible and convenient schedules allowing students to keep their current job while learning a new career

Up to 6 classes per year can be offered

Facilitated by qualified dental educators

Externship sites contracted by and maintained by MCP

Infection control certification training

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

Hands-on experience with real patients

Work with dental practice faculty and staff to create a lasting relationship

Dolphin/Axium Training

Tuition Financing Platforms

Curriculum Powered by MCP

  • Orientation

  • Oral and Dental Anatomy and Terminology

  • Basic Instruments

  • Equipment and Office Familiarization

  • Study Models and Wax Bites

  • Pouring and Trimming Models

  • Sterilization and Infection Control

  • Instrumentation

  • Archwires

  • Headgears and Elastics

  • Orthodontic Appliances

  • 4-Handed Dentistry

  • Diagnostic Records

  • CPR

  • Removal and Retention

  • Secondary Appliances

  • Orthodontic Banding

  • Bonding Orthodontic Appliances

  • Bracket Identification

  • Radiation Safety

  • Terminating Wires

  • Radiology Exam

  • Fixed and Removable Appliances

  • Professionalism and the Orthodontic Team

  • Patient Management

  • Final Exam