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Dental Assisting
2-year AAS degree | 1-year diploma

Dental assistants help the dentist at chair side and also perform functions such as polishing teeth, taking X-rays, mixing materials and sterilizing instruments. Some assistants also manage the office and patient accounts, schedule appointments and purchase supplies. During this one-year program, you will gain classroom, laboratory and hands-on experience by working with patients at the College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa, at Veteranís Administration Medical Center in Iowa City and in private dental offices.

Students in this program may be eligible to have half their tuition paid for by the Kibbie Grant.

Dental Assisting


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The Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of compliance without reporting requirements. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. Successful completion of the program entitles graduates to take the National Dental Assistant Certification Examination.

Commission on Dental Accreditation
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