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Dental Assisting

Are you fascinated by the mouth and protecting a person’s teeth throughout their lifetime? If you answered yes, a diploma from the Dental Assisting program would prepare you for a career in the delivery in dental treatment.

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.

Quick information

Application Period
February 1, 2024 – May 29, 2024
Information Sessions
Information sessions will be held in person.

Wed May 8, 2024 4-5 p.m. L Building,
Room L-311
Dental Assisting Course Information


The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation .


Commission on Dental Accreditation

Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)

211 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611-2678

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 coda@ada.org .

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