University of Maine at Augusta
A Member of the University of Maine System
Certificate, DENTAL ASSISTING
( 41 credit hours)
Name: ________________________ Soc Sec #: ________________________ Date: ________________________
This sheet is intended to be informational only.
Students must consult with an academic advisor prior to registration.

In effect for students admitted to Fall 2008


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
  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
  PPD__________________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
CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
  DENTAL ASSISTING (31 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
       _______________  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

Advising Notes

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
 
 
 
 
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Records Office Date
Students are encouraged to contact their faculty advisor and the Advising Center
for academic advising and support services throughout their stay at UMA.