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.

 

Course Sequence
Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Fall Semester
DNA 100 Intro to Oral Health Professions 1 0 1
DNA 103   Introduction to Oral Health 1 0 1
DNA 109   Practical Infection Control 2 3 3
    Total 4 3 5
           
      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Spring Semester
DNA 110   Dental Materials 2 3 3
DNA 113 Chairside Assisting I 2 3 3
DNA 134   Dental Radiology & Practicum 2 3 3
Total 6 9 9
           
Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Summer Semester
DNA 190   Coordination Internship 1 9 4
HLT 105 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1 0 1
    Total 2 9 5

 

 

(Student Worksheet)

 

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