The Dental Assisting curriculum prepares individuals to assist the dentist in the delivery of dental treatment, and to function as integral members of the dental team while performing chairside and related office and laboratory procedures. Course work includes instruction in general studies, biomedical sciences, dental sciences, clinical sciences, and clinical practice. A combination of lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences provides students with knowledge in infection/hazard control, radiography, dental materials, preventive dentistry, and clinical procedures. Graduates may be eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination to become Certified Dental Assistants. As a Dental Assistant II, defined by the Dental Laws of North Carolina, graduates work in dental offices and other related areas.
Selective Admission Process
The TEAS test is a minimum requirement to apply for this program. Potential applicants are encouraged to complete this form if they are not sure whether they are meeting eligibility requirements or have questions about the test. Applicants should also be sure to visit the FAQ page for general questions about the test.
*Minimum requirements are subject to change each academic year. Please refer to the information packet.
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The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation .
211 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
The Commission on Dental Accreditation site visitors will be on campus to review the dental assisting and dental hygiene programs on March 1, 2, and 3, 2023. The programs are required to inform you of our pending accreditation visit and the opportunity for you to make your concerns available to the Commission. The United States Department of Education (USDE) procedures also require accrediting agencies to provide an opportunity for third-party comment with respect to institutions or programs scheduled for review. All comments must relate to the Commission’s standards, policies, and procedures. Your comments need to be addressed to the Commission before January 1, 2023.
A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and the Commission’s policy and procedures for submitting comments may be obtained on the Commission’s website at coda.ada.org , by calling 312-440-4653 , or by emailing email@example.com .