USAG Bavaria American Red Cross News Release


GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The American Red Cross and the Tower Barracks Dental Clinic will be offering a Dental Assistant Training Program beginning Fall 2019.


The program is designed for those without dental assisting experience and requires a total of 1,040 hours of in-classroom coursework and chairside training in order to graduate. Participants must complete the classroom portion with a minimum average of 80 percent to move to chairside training.


This training is free of charge to all participants selected for the program. All participants must complete a Red cross volunteer application and background check prior to starting coursework.


The dental clinics are seeking responsible, mature and reliable adults who will be dedicated to the training and to the vocation.


Military and civilian dental professionals will provide training and hands-on experience throughout the program. All training and chairside work will be conducted at the Tower Barracks Dental Clinic. All participants must pass the final written and practical exams in accordance with established academic policy, or they will not be allowed to continue with the program.


Participants will learn:

  • Customer service and administration


  • CPR


  • Dental theory, terminology and how to chart


  • Sterilization and dental instruments


  • Materials and procedures


  • Four-handed dental assisting


  • X-Ray procedures and more


Requirements to apply:

  • Military ID card holder


  • At least 18 years of age


  • Scheduled PCS Date MUST be after May 2020


  • Able to pass BLS class (provided by Clinic), and radiology examination


  • Must meet all deadlines and attend all classes


Program Requirements:

  • Each participant MUST complete the required 1040 hours of training (see dates below)


  • MUST attend ALL sessions


  • 3 excused absences allowed, more and you will be dropped from program


  • No show, No call you will be dropped from program


  • Childcare is NOT provided for the training program


  • Must obtain x-ray certification during the program


Program Timeline:

Week of April 15 & 22– Multiple information sessions hosted by ARC. All applicants must attend a session in order to receive an application. (Visit ARC on Facebook for event information.)

May 6 – Applications due to ARC.

May 17 – Review applications and notification of interview.

Week of May 20 & May 27 – Selected applicants will be interviewed by dental team and ARC.

June 3 – Notification of acceptance or denial from program.

Week of June 10 – All students will attend Red Cross Orientation.

Sept. 9 – Begin classroom training.

October – Complete chairside training, take final examination. Begin “Intro to Clinic” classes and take Radiology examination.  

November to April – Chairside Training.

Graduation Celebration TBD


Completion of the program will prepare students for entry level positions. NOTE: Completion of the program does not guarantee employment. 


If you have questions, please contact the American Red Cross at DSN 314-475-1760, CIV 09641-83-1760, or email or

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