1436 S. Independence Blvd Virginia Beach, VA 23462
A career in Dental Assisting is an exciting and challenging one. It is a job that is never the same from one day to the next. If you are a people person, enjoy meeting and helping people with their dental health care and making beautiful smiles, then this is the profession for you.
Started in 1997, Dental Careers Foundation is the oldest and most experienced dental assisting program of its kind in the Tidewater Area. You will be taught in a premier dental office and learn from dental professionals who practice and teach the most current up-to-date methods. You will not find a better place to learn practical Dental Assisting techniques.
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There is no substitute for experience.
Dental Careers Foundation is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for VA (SCHEV).
Dental Careers Foundation now offers a Military Discount.
Call or email us for details.
Dr. John Kordulak is the owner of Dental Careers Foundation.
Classes are taught at The Foleck Center, a consistent Best of the Beach winner.
During the course of study, students learn the operation of all equipment, instrumentation and materials commonly used in a general dental practice. All students receive in excess of 8 hours of instruction in radiology. Our students will also be exposed to many of the “expanded duties” of dental assisting. Details are outlined below.
Tuition includes Healthcare BLS certification, VDH Radiation Certification, all books and materials.
The following subjects are covered in depth from both a didactic and a practical clinical experience.
I. Dental Theory and Terminology
A. Dental and oral anatomy, tooth identification and numbering system
B. Instrument nomenclature and identification for all aspects of General Dentistry
C. Dental terminology
D. Equipment operation, chair positioning, assistant equipment usage
E. Treatment options available, depending on oral conditions
II. Four-Handed Dental Assisting
A. Instrument transfer techniques, chair-side assisting and patient suctioning
B. Chairside doctor-patient-assistant positioning
C. Tub and tray systems of instruments and materials
D. Familiarity and use of instruments and materials in assisting for:
1. Operative Dentistry-amalgam and composite restorations
2. Oral Surgery - instruments, procedures and post-op protocol
3. Crown and Bridge - polyvinyl "gun type" & computer scanning impression taking, temporary fabrication, cord packing (done by the Dr.) hemostatic agents, introduction into various crown types
4. Endodontics - instruments, medicaments and materials: how and why they are used
5. Periodontics - disease origin and usual treatment methods
6. Pedodontics - commonalty and differences in treating children vs. adult patients and introduciton to treatment of special needs children
7. Orthodontics - braces, wire and ligature placement. Clear aligners such as Invisalign ®.
A. X-ray theory and technique, use of Rinn© holders and other methods
B. Intraoral, bitewing and endodontic exposure methods
C. Introduction to Digital X-rays.
D. X-ray identification, interpretation, safety and precautions
IV. Impressions and Model Trimming
A. Impression materials and practice in their uses: alginates, poly vinyl siloxane, etc.
B. Wax bites, triple tray impressions
C. Model pouring and trimming
D. Computerized impression taking
V. Cements and Liners
A. Introduction to various cements and liners used in dentistry
B. Practice mixing cements and liners
VI. Sterilization Techniques
A. Sterilization theory and terminology, autoclave operation
B. Instrument and equipment sterilization / disinfection
C. Treatment room disinfection and asepsis techniques
D. Handpiece care and maintenance
VII. Job Interview Preparation and Constructing a Professional Resume
VIII. Dental Office Internship
John L. Kordulak, D.D.S. – Director of Education
Classes duration 12 weeks.
Spring SEMESTER BEGINS:
Tuesday, April 30 2024, at 5:30.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays
From 5:30 PM until 9:30 PM.
Call 757-289-4543 for eligible spaces remaining for
You will also be required to complete at least 60 hours of internship in a dental office. Our students are given the privilege to intern with Dr. Kordulak and his colleagues at the Foleck Center.
For registered students will be on
Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 PM at The Foleck Center
1436 S. Independence Blvd.
Virginia Beach 23462
Register Early! Spring classes fill quickly.
The instructor is available to meet with students, by appointment, outside of classroom hours.
All Students satisfactorily completing the course will receive a certificate in Dental Assisting along with a letter of recommendation. Following the training in this twelve-week course, students will have the confidence and skills necessary to apply for a Dental Assistant position.
Additionally, many doctors call our office asking for a list of our recent graduates. We also inform our current class of any doctors needing Dental Assistants so that they may apply directly for the position. Many of our students obtain jobs as Dental Assistants before finishing the course.
Part of the training will involve the Job Interview itself, how to prepare for it, how to dress, what to say, etc. So often jobs are lost during the first five minutes of the interview. We feel it is important to train the student in this area as well so that they will stand out from the rest of those competing for the same position.
Please contact us at if you cannot find an answer to your question.
We are a state certified 12 week dental assisting school taught at The Foleck Center dental office on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings from 5:30 PM until 9:30 PM.
The tuition is $5,100 plus a $100 registration fee.
There are several payment plans for this program:
$4,900 if paid in full at least one week before class begins.
$2,000 down, then $310 each week for 10 weeks.
Dental Careers Foundation does not guarantee job placement upon completion of the course, however, students will be taught proper resume writing, cover letter writing, job search techniques, and interviewing skills.
Dental Careers Foundation
Smiles that Sparkle and Dreams that Soar! Thrilled to celebrate the graduation of our talented dental assisting school class from Summer 2023.
From learning the art of care to perfecting those chairside skills, we’re ready to shine in the world of dentistry.
Excited to commemorate the accomplishment of our skilled dental assisting school class of Fall 2023. From mastering the art of care to honing chairside skills, they are poised to make a mark in the field of dentistry!
Exciting news at our dental assistant school! 🦷✨ We’re thrilled to announce that we now offer training in Itero™ Scanning, bringing the latest technology to our curriculum. Equip yourself with valuable skills for the future of dental care. Join us and stay ahead in the field! #DentalAssistant #IteroScanning #DentalTraining
If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our programs, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
1436 S. Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach, 23462
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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