Leading to an Intermediate Technical Certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree, the Dental Assisting program consists of competency-based classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction offered in conjunction with area dental offices. The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). After completing the program, students are eligible to take the National Dental Assisting Certification Exam.
Classroom and laboratory work includes instruction and practice in dental office techniques, infection control, patient care, dental materials, office management, and dental anatomy. Clinical experience includes supervised hands-on dental experience.
All students accepted into the Dental Assisting program are required to be current in CPR and first aid. See the program web page for complete admission requirements.