Dental Assisting Curriculum

Female dental assistant


The Dental Assistant Diploma program is designed to provide the student with the skills to assist the dentist in the delivery of dental treatment and to function as key members of the dental team. The student will learn chair-side procedures, how to take x-rays, office and laboratory procedures, as well as various specialty procedures that will enable the successful student to qualify for an entry level position as a Dental Assistant. Graduates from this program will have the fundamental skills to secure employment into areas of dentistry such as general/specialty dental offices, public health facilities, hospital dental departments, correctional facilities, schools/universities, clinics and dental suppliers. Students will and practice procedures and gain proficiency in a spacious classroom and modern dental laboratory using equipment, materials, and instruments comparable to those used in an actual dental facility. 

Program Requirements Quarter Course Credit Hours
SFS140   Strategies for Success 4
DEN120   Fundamentals of Dental Assisting 5
DEN121   Dental Sciences 5
DEN122   Dental Emergencies 5
DEN123   Dental Materials 5
DEN124   Chairside Assisting 5
DEN125   Dental Radiology 5
DEN126   Dental Specialties 5
DEN127   Dental Administration 5
DEN128   Advanced Dental Assisting 5
DEN130   Internship and Professional Seminar  4
Total Quarter Credit Hours Required 53


July 1, 2020

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