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Diploma
Entry time: Fall, Spring

Associate of Applied Science degree upon completion of additional courses.

Course
Number
Course
Title
Credit
Hours

First Semester
  DEA-403   Dental Materials for the DA3
  DEA-517   Dental Assisting I3.5
  DEN-100   Fundamentals of Dentistry3.5
  DEN-110   Dental Terminology *2
  DEN-120   Dental Anatomy *3
  HSC-107   Professionals in Health *2
  HSC-210   Health Skills I *1

18

Second Semester
  DEA-285   Oral Pathology for Dental Assisting *1
  DEA-518   Dental Assisting II1.5
  DEA-580   Dental Assisting Clinic I4
  DEA-610   Specialty Dentistry4.5
  DEN-130   Head and Neck Anatomy *1.5
  DEN-200   Preventive Dentistry2
  DEN-300   Dental Radiography3

17.5

Third Semester
  DEA-519   Dental Assisting III1.5
  DEA-581   Dental Assisting Clinic II4.5
  DEA-702   Dental Office Procedures2
  DEN-220   Dental Nutrition *1
  COM-744   Oral Communication in the Workplace *3
 
OR

 
  COM-222   Communication for Health Care Professionals *3

12

Fourth Semester
By completing these additional courses, the student can earn an A.A.S. degree.
  ENG-105   Composition I *3
  PSY-111   Intro to Psychology *3
  MAT-731   Introduction to Math *2
  - - - - - - -   Electives *6
  - - - - - - -   Humanities elective *3

17


Total Program Hours     64.5


 

This curriculum is for fall start.  Curriculum for spring start is slightly different.  Contact Allied Health for information.

* Courses may be taken before beginning the program.

A minimum of a C- is requried in all technical Dental Assisting
courses and DEN-100, DEN-120 and DEN-130.

Successful completion of the program entitles graduates to take the National Dental Assistant Certification Examination.