|The University of Maine at Augusta|
|A Member of the University of Maine System|
|Certificate, DENTAL ASSISTING|
( 41 credit hours)
|Name:||Soc Sec #:||Date:|
This checksheet is intended to be informational only.
Students must consult with an academic advisor prior to registration.
In effect for students admitted to Fall 2003
|High School diploma or equivalent|
|One year of laboratory sciences (preferably biology or chemistry)|
|Successful completion of mathematics courses (Basic Math, General Math, Business Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Algebra/Trigonometry, Geometry)|
|Complete physical examination within three months of entering the program|
|Hepatitis B vaccination series around at least two months prior to the firs semester|
|Current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)_______________ex. date|
|Recent tetanus immunization (within five years) _________________date|
|Varicella Zoster Titer __________________date|
|You must complete the following as requirements for your degree:|
|GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS|
|SCIENCE (4 credit hours)|
|BIO 100: Human Biology|
|DENTAL ASSISTING (24 credit hours)|
|DEA 101: Chairside Dental Assisting I|
|DEA 102: Biodental Sciences I|
|DEA 150: Clinical Practice|
|DEA 151: Chairside Dental Assisting II|
|DEA 152: Dental Office Management|
|DEA 153: Dental Health Education|
|DEA 154: Biodental Sciences II|
|DENTAL HYGIENE (8 credit hours)|
|DEH 100: Introduction to the Dental Health Professions|
|DEH 203: Dental Radiology|
|DEH 213: Dental Materials|
|DEH 217: Dental Materials Lab|
|COMMUNICATION/PSYCHOLOGY (6 credit hours)|
|PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology|
|and choose one of the following|
|COM 101: Public Speaking|
|COM 102: Interpersonal Communications|
The Dental Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Association of the American Dental Association. This program Emphasizes the knowledge and skills required for chairside dental assisting. It also prepares students with the skills needed to provide clinical support services and perform selected laboratory procedures, as well as basic business office procedures.
Upon graduation, students will be eligible to take the Certification Examination in General Chairside Assisting and Radiation Health and Safety administered by the Dental Assisting National Board. Successful completion of the examination carries with it the credential of Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and qualifies the candidate for licensure in Dental Radiography from the Maine Board of Dental Examiners.
|APPROVED TO RECEIVE CERTIFICATE:|
Students are encouraged to contact their faculty advisor and the Advising Center
for academic advising and support services throughout their stay at UMA.
In effect for students admitted to Fall 2003.