Dental Assisting - D45240

Instructional Service Agreement with Martin Community College

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 chair side and related office and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in general studies, biomedical 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.

Graduates may be eligible to take 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. The Program is a full-time curriculum with entry in the fall semester only. Students should complete the program in three consecutive semesters. A diploma is granted upon completion of the one-year program.

NOTE: The Dental Assisting Diploma Program uses clock/credit hour conversion for awarding Financial Aid.

Dental Assisting Checksheet

General Education
ENG 102 Applied Communications II
*ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
*ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting
*PSY 118 Interpersonal Psychology
*PSY 150 General Psychology

Major Core Courses
DEN 100 Basic Orofacial Anatomy
DEN 101 Preclinical Procedures
DEN 102 Dental Materials
DEN 103 Dental Sciences
DEN 104 Dental Health Education
DEN 105 Practice Management
DEN 106 Clinical Practice I
DEN 107 Clinical Practice II
DEN 111 Infection/Hazard Control
DEN 112 Dental Radiography

Other Major Courses
*BIO 106 Introduction to Anat/Phys/Micro
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
*CIS 110 Introduction to Computers

Other Required Courses
*ACA 115 Success and Study Skills

Total Semester Hour Credits for Diploma 46

*Courses offered at Nash Community College

Degrees granted from Martin Community College