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.
Coursework 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.
Private Dental Offices
Dental Manufacturing Companies
Public Health Facilities
Basic Orofacial Anatomy
Dental Health Education
Clinical Practice I & II
Students will possess the skills and knowledge of the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and appropriate infection control procedures.
Students will possess the knowledge and demonstrate competency in radiographic procedures and safety protocol.
Students will possess the knowledge to pass the DANB exam with at least a 78% on each of the following sections: General Chairside, Radiation Health & Safety, and Infection Control.
Diploma in Dental Assisting