Basic Dental Assisting


The purpose of this certificate is to prepare students for work in dental offices as a dental assistant.  Dental assistants provide chair side support to dentists and patients, prepare dental materials, and ensure a safe patient environment in dental practices.  While most dental assistants work in dental offices, some will work in hospitals, clinics, and educational institutions.

NOTE:  Students who have a felony conviction, or a conviction for assault, will not be allowed into clinical facilities in allied health programs.  They are thus advised to choose a non-allied health field.


Program Outcomes

Curriculum Map

Basic Dental Assisting Admission Guidelines

Basic Dental Assisting Application

United States Department of Education's Gainful Employment Disclosure

For more information consult the College Catalog.



Lab Hours Credits

DNA 100

Intro to Oral Health Professions 0 1

DNA 103

Introduction to Oral Health

0 1

DNA 109

Practical Infection Control

3 3

DNA 110

Dental Materials

3 3

DNA 113

Chairside Assisting I

3 3

DNA 134

Dental Radiology and Practicum

3 3

DNA 190

Coordinated Internship 9 4

HLT 105


0 1





Total Credits


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