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Dental Assisting

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The duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office. The dental assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills. Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team.

This program can be completed in two years (1080 clock hours).

Class starts in August each year.

First year:  Monday-Friday 7:25 AM-10:15 AM

Second year:  Monday-Friday 11:15 AM-2:23 PM

Required Courses:

  • Dental Assisting I

  • Dental Assisting II

  • Dental Science

  • Dental Assisting Clinical Science

Elective Courses:

  • Dental Assistant Clinical Practice

  • Dental Specialties

  • Supervised Dental Assisting Experience

  • Health Science Clinical Experience


  • Certificate in Dental Assisting

  • CPR

  • Dean Vaughn Dental Terminology


  • Nitrous Oxide Monitoring Certification

Sample Job Titles

Dental Assistant

With Further Work Experience: Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Assistant, Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

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