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Dental Assisting - Certificate Level 1

Available on Campus Campus

The Dental Assisting program is offered as a full-time day program. Graduates of this program receive a certificate of completion from the college. The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council of Postsecondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education (Manager, Dental Assisting Education Commission Dental Accreditation/American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611).


Prerequisite Courses
HPRS 1201 Introduction to Health Professions 2

Year 1

Semester 1
DNTA 1245 Preventive Dentistry 2
DNTA 1411 Dental Science 4
DNTA 1401 Dental Materials 4
DNTA 1415 Chairside Assisting 4
DNTA 1305 Dental Radiology 3
Semester 2
DNTA 1447 Advanced Dental Science 4
DNTA 1351 Dental Office Management 3
DNTA 1453 Dental Assisting Applications 4
DNTA 1349 Dental Radiology in the Clinic 3
DNTA 1167 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Dental Assisting/Assistant 1
Semester 3
DNTA 2130 Seminar for the Dental Assistant 1
DNTA 1102 Communication and Behavior in the Dental Office 1
DNTA 2267 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Dental Assisting/Assistant (Capstone) 2

Year 2

Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Total Credits 38

Capstone Statement

A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.