Dental Assisting Certificate

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  • Objectives
    The Dental Assisting Program is a 10-month full-time program that prepares the graduate for a career as a Certified Dental Assistant. Certified Dental Assistants work in various settings which include general and specialty dental practices, hospital dental clinics, community health agencies and educational institutions. Most Certified Dental Assistants are employed in private dental practice.
  • Entry requirements
    Students entering this program should have an interest in working with people, a desire to provide professional health care services, an aptitude for working independently and as part of a team, a sense of responsibility and the ability to problem solve while working quickly with accuracy and neatness.
  • Academic title
    Dental Assisting Certificate
  • Course description
    Semester I            Credits
    • CHDA 1107     Dental Radiology Theory     1.5
    • CHDA 1108     Applied Dental Sciences     1
    • CHDA 1109     Applied Anatomy for Dental Assistants     3
    • CHDA 1118     Reception Skills for Dental Assistants     1
    • CHDA 1111     Basic Dental Assisting Skills     9
    • CMNS 1215     Interpersonal Communications for Dental Assistants      3

    Semester II

    • CHDA 1212     Dental Health Education     3
    • CHDA 1214     Plan for Direct Patient Care     3
    • CHDA 1215     Applied Nutrition/Pharmacology     1.5
    • CHDA 1216     Dental Assisting Theory     1.5
    • CHDA 1217     Advanced Dental Assisting Skills      9

    Semester III (two months only)

    CHDA 1360     Provide Direct Patient Care    5

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