Dental Assistants are multi-skilled dental professionals trained to work in many specialty areas of dentistry, including restorative dentistry and preventive oral health care. Students learn the skills necessary to provide patient education, apply pit and fissure sealants, produce intra-oral and extra-oral radiographs, polish teeth and fillings, assist the dentist, prepare dental materials, and manage dental offices.
Scheduling and Entry Options
The Expanded Duty Dental Assisting program is a full-time day program with courses in the major starting in the Fall Semester. Full-time students can complete the program in two semesters and a Summer Term. General Education courses are offered both day and evening and can be completed at any time before or during the program.
See “Entry to Clinical Program - Allied Health” for additional program entry information (Health Education Division ).
Please refer to this link for additional program information. http://www.tctc.edu/x1124.xml
The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United State Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: