Academic Programs

Dental Assistant, Diploma


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The Dental Assistant program is designed to prepare individuals for a career in a variety of oral healthcare settings.  This may be as a clinical chairside assistant to a dentist or dental hygienist or as a non-clinical practice management assistant.  The program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation and upon completion the student will take national and state examinations leading to certification and licensure in dental assisting. 

 The course work includes content in general studies, bio-medical and dental sciences, clinical practices, and expanded functions allowed by the State of Minnesota.

 Students will spend 10 weeks in extramural clinical experiences in area dental offices.

Fall Semester
Oral Radiology I3
Dental Science3
Chairside Assisting I2
Preclinical Dental Assisting4
Dental Practice Management3
Dental Materials3
Spring Semester
Oral Radiology II3
Dental Health2
Chairside Assisting II4
Expanded Functions A3
Expanded Functions B3
Nitrous Oxide Inhalation Administration1
Summer Semester
Extramural Clinical Experience I3
Extramural Clinical Experience II3
General Education Courses (taken Any Semester)
English Composition3
Introduction to Speech or3
Interpersonal Communications3
Job Seeking Skills1


Updated:  si 12/27/13