Dental Assisting

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Downtown Campus

Teri Amundsen
Instructor
253.680.7309

Flossie Hollie
Instructor
253.680.7308

Patty Reno
Instructor
253.680.7307

Jason Carroll
Career Advisor
253.680.7008

Location Downtown Campus

Hours Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Dental Assisting program
Please attend the mandatory information session.

Students prepare for careers as chair side dental assistants, dental office managers, and infection control specialists. The program is designed in accordance with American Dental Association guidelines and is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. After completing industry-specific competencies, students may take the Dental Assisting national board examination to earn nationally recognized credentials as a certified dental assistant.

Note: General education requirements must be taken 1) prior to entering the program or, 2) before or after the regularly schedule dental assisting coursework.

Through an Opportunity Grant, special tuition and book funding is available to assist low-income adult students entering this program. Contact Ramon Burton, 253.680.7544, for more information.

Prerequisites:

1. High School diploma or GED
2. Minimum age for program entry: 18 years of age
3. Pass a clear criminal background check covering Washington state (must be done before application is paid):

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4. Documentary evidence of current immunizations and medical insurance within one month of program start date
5. Documentary evidence of current Red Cross or American Heart Association approved First Aid/CPR card within one month of program start date
6. Must meet pre-determined COMPASS levels in reading and writing

Program Length: Four quarters (approximate)

Associate of Technology Degree: 93 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS

100+ Level Human Relations
100+ Level Communications
100+ Level Mathematics

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REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS

DNTA 110 Introduction to Dental Assisting
DNTA 111 Infection Control
DNTA 112 Biomedical Sciences
DNTA 113 Dental Sciences I
DNTA 120 Introduction to Chairside Assisting
DNTA 121 Chairside Assisting I
DNTA 122 Dental Materials I
DNTA 124 HIV/AIDS Training
DNTA 129 Dental Sciences II
DNTA 130 Dental Sciences III
DNTA 131 Chairside Assisting II
DNTA 132 Chairside Assisting III
DNTA 133 Chairside Assisting IV
DNTA 140 Restorative Services I
DNTA 141 Restorative Services II
DNTA 142 Restorative Services III
DNTA 143 Dental Materials II
DNTA 144 Dental Radiology
DNTA 145 Chairside Assisting V
DNTA 150 Dental Sciences IV
DNTA 151 Clinical Experience I
DNTA 152 Dental Materials III
DNTA 160 Clinical Experience II
DNTA 161 Dental Office Administration

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Certificate of Competency: 88 Credits
Dental Assistant

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS

90+ Level Human Relations
90+ Level Communications

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DNTA 110 Introduction to Dental Assisting
DNTA 111 Infection Control
DNTA 112 Biomedical Sciences
DNTA 113 Dental Sciences I
DNTA 120 Introduction to Chairside Assisting
DNTA 121 Chairside Assisting I
DNTA 122 Dental Materials I
DNTA 124 HIV/AIDS Training
DNTA 129 Dental Sciences II
DNTA 130 Dental Sciences III
DNTA 131 Chairside Assisting II
DNTA 132 Chairside Assisting III
DNTA 133 Chairside Assisting IV
DNTA 140 Restorative Services I
DNTA 141 Restorative Services II
DNTA 142 Restorative Services III
DNTA 143 Dental Materials II
DNTA 144 Dental Radiology
DNTA 145 Chairside Assisting V
DNTA 150 Dental Sciences IV
DNTA 151 Clinical Experience I
DNTA 152 Dental Materials III
DNTA 160 Clinical Experience II
DNTA 161 Dental Office Administration

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