Our next 2019 session will be on August 24th, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The CHD Program of Dental Assisting is a ten-week program that meets on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The course offers 50 hours of classroom and clinical instruction from a doctor of dental surgery and expanded functions dental assistants.
It is the objective of Cherry Hill Dental Program of Dental Assisting to educate students in order to provide them with comprehensive knowledge and competence in the professional field of dental assisting. The Cherry Hill Dental Program of Dental Assisting will provide students with the knowledge and technical expertise to enhance their prospects of employment signficantly upon graduation as a dental assistant.
Cherry Hill Dental is a private corporation in the state of Missouri. It was formed for the purpose of offering licensed dental care to the citizens of the state of Missouri. Cherry Hill Dental Program of Dental Assisting Program is certified by the Missouri Department of Higher Education to offer individuals a ten-week course in training to become effective dental assistants.
We are VA and Vocational Rehabilitation approved for student payments. Please see your counselor for more information.
Cherry Hill Dental is a 6,000-square-foot facility that consists of 3,000 square feet of clinical area and 3,000 square feet of administration/classroom space. The facility features state-of-the-art equipment, eight treatment rooms, a sterilization room, reception area, and several administrative offices and classrooms. Cherry Hill Dental is what a premiere dental clinic should be.
The Cherry Hill Dental Program of Dental Assisting will have access to the full spectrum of resources and equipment located within a dental clinic. The eight fully functional, state-of-the-art treatment rooms are equipped with patient chairs, doctor’s and assistant’s instruments, high- and low-speed air and electric dental hand pieces, dental radiograph units, digital CDR and phosphor sensors, high- and low-volume evacuators, and nitrous oxide/oxygen delivery units.
Further, the clinic is equipped with a panoramic radiography station and a cone-beam CT machine. The clinic is fully computerized and networked to the Internet. The clinic records are stored digitally and are managed by a dental software system.
Our History as a Facility and Staff
Drs. Mary and Tony Gadbois have been practicing dentists in the Columbia area since 2000. Each holds a DDS from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. The doctors have extensive experience in training competent dental assistants. Both are licensed general dentists in the State of Missouri. They do not hold specialist degrees in orthodontics; however, Dr. Tony Gadbois is the most experienced certified Elite Premiere Provider of Invisalign® in the Mid-Missouri area. He was a former national speaker for Align Technologies, the company that invented Invisalign.
If an individual class is canceled on a Saturday due to inclement weather, the class will be made up the following week. If cancellation of a class due to inclement weather does occur, the length of the course will be extended one week to make up for this change in schedule.
“The best part of the program is sitting in on actual patients.”
“I’m a very visual learner but the instructor explains things extremely well. I could picture everything.”
“The instructor was always on time, super helpful, nice, and informative. Also very cooperative with helping us find a job.”
“I really appreciate how much time the instructor took with everyone individually. I was not rushed and was able to take my time learning.”
“The best part of the program was being able to actually put to use what we talked about and the small class size.”
Video Testimonial from Natalie Havard, recent graduate: