Mission and Goals


The Dental Assisting Program offers students a quality dental assisting education encompassing a broad scope of patient care, education and service to the community in a learner-focused environment.


Provide dental assisting students with the knowledge and job skills required for entry level employment in the dental field.

Prepare dental assisting students with appropriate knowledge to function competently in all areas of dental assisting, including appropriate infection control practices as mandated by OSHA.

Certify dental assisting students for performing radiography procedures within the State of North Carolina.

Prepare dental assisting students with academic knowledge and skill competence to pass the Dental Assisting National Board Examination.

Engage dental assisting students in the promotion of dental health ideals through service to the community.