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Dental Assisting (C) Certificate

The Dental Assisting Program is competency-based and will teach the appropriate skills, knowledge, and perspectives needed to succeed within the dental assisting field. Students will be given the opportunity to attain competence in oral and written communications as well as skills specific to the workplace.

Admissions requirements are that students be at least 18 years of age and have high school diplomas or G.E.D. certificates. Students must pass a background check before entrance to the program is granted. Students in the program are waived from TSI requirements.

Students must maintain 75 percent averages in all dental assisting courses and satisfactory (S) grades for clinical experiences in order to progress to the next course in the sequence. Students must have course grades of "C" or better in all DNTA courses listed on the dental assisting degree plan and overall 2.0 grade point averages in order to graduate with a certificate in dental assisting.

Program of Study
First Semester13 Credits
DNTA 1305 Dental Radiology I 3
DNTA 1311 Dental Science 3
DNTA 1315 Chairside Assisting 3
DNTA 1401 Dental Materials 4
Second Semester17 Credits
DNTA 1241 Dental Laboratory Procedures 2
DNTA 1245 Preventive Dentistry 2
DNTA 1249 Dental Radiology in the Clinic 2
DNTA 1251 Dental Office Management 2
DNTA 1353 Dental Assisting Applications 3
DNTA 1660 Clinical I-Dental Assistant 6
Summer4 Credits
DNTA 2461 Clinical II-Dental Assistant 4
Total Credit Hours for Dental Assisting Certificate34 credits

View course descriptions here: Course Catalog