Dental Assisting Curriculum

Female dental assistant

Diploma

The Dental Assisting Diploma Program is designed to provide the student with the skills to assist the dentist in the delivery of dental treatment, to function as an essential member of the dental team, while performing chair-side and related office and laboratory procedures. This Dental Assisting Diploma Program is designed to give the successful student more specialized knowledge and skills for entrance into the dental assisting and business world. These classes are designed for full-time students to complete the program in 15 months. All course credits earned in this diploma program are applicable to the Dental Assisting Associate of Applied Science Degree Program.

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Program Requirements Quarter Course Credit Hours
CIS106 Computer Applications 4
CIS107 Computer Applications II 4
DEN152 Introduction to Dental Assisting 4
DEN160 Dental Sciences 4
DEN170 Chairside Assisting 4
DEN249 Dental Materials I 4
DEN250 Dental Materials II 4
DEN251 Dental Administration 4
DEN252 Dental Emergencies 4
DEN253 Dental Specialties I 4
DEN254 Dental Specialties II 4
DEN260 Radiology I 4
DEN270 Radiology II 4
DEN280 Radiology III 4
INT142 Professional Seminar and Internship or Capstone Project 4
MED153 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
MED154 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
SFS140 Strategies for Success 4
Total Quarter Course Credit Hours Required 72

*This course fulfills a general education requirement.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Dental Assisting Associate of Applied Science Degree Program is designed to give the successful student the knowledge and skills for entrance into the dental assisting and business world. In the Dental Assisting Associate of Applied Science Degree program, graduates gain more specialized knowledge as well as the general education necessary to manage interpersonal and social situations by preparing them to advance in their professional and personal life. These classes are designed for full-time students to complete the program in 18 months.

This program requires all the courses in the Dental Assisting Diploma Program as well as the following:

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Program Requirements Quarter Course Credit Hours
COM208* Public Speaking 4
ENG101* General English 4
ENG211* Composition I 4
MTH103* College Math 4
POL109* Political Science 4
PSY202* Psychology 4
Total Quarter Course Credit Hours Required 96

*This course fulfills a general education requirement.

January 1, 2014

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