The Dental Assisting Program prepares students to be integral members of the oral health team through classroom learning and experiences in a variety of clinical dentistry settings.


This Program is designed for individuals who are interested in becoming members of the dental health care delivery team. The curriculum is designed to provide a broad educational experience in the theory and practice of dental assisting, as well as a background in biological sciences and the humanities. It also includes a minimum of 300 hours of externship experience.

The dental assisting student will be educated in four handed dentistry and in the duties often delegated to dental assistants, including dental radiography, oral health education, and business office responsibilities.

Students gain practical experience through clinical and laboratory sessions and through extramural assignments in general and specialty dental practices, community and hospital dental clinics, and dental laboratories.