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Dental Assisting

A QUICK INTRO

Dental Assisting prepares individuals to assist the dentist in the delivery of dental treatment.

 

WHAT YOU STUDY

Course work includes instruction in general studies, biomedical sciences, dental sciences, clinical sciences, and clinical practice. A combination of lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences provide students with knowledge in infection/hazard control, radiography, dental materials, preventive dentistry, and clinical procedures.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

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.

 

WHAT YOU CAN EARN

For more information about this field, including salary and career pathways, check out this link on our Career Coach assessment tool or visit our Career Services page for more information about career decision-making and PEAK (Professional Exploration And Knowledge).

 

Admission Criteria Accreditation Achievement Results

COURSE INFORMATION

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

Accepting applications.

Dental Assisting will be effective Fall 2023 upon approval from SACSCOC & North Carolina Community College System.

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
DEN 100 Basic Orofacial Anatomy 2
DEN 101 Preclinical Procedures 7
DEN 103 Dental Sciences 2
DEN 111 Infection/Hazard Control 2
DEN 112 Dental Radiography 3
    Totals 17

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

DEN 102 Dental Materials 4
DEN 104 Dental Health Education 3
DEN 106 Clinical Practice I 6
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3
    Totals 16

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 

BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
DEN 105 Practice Management 2
DEN 107 Clinical Practice II 5
    Totals 12

 

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Dental Assisting Program Coordinator/Instructor

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