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.