Interested students are encouraged to contact a counselor in the Office of Admissions to obtain
information about the program.
The Dental Assisting curriculum prepares individuals to assist the dentist in the delivery of
dental treatment and to function as integral members of the dental team while performing chairside
and related office and laboratory procedures.
Course work includes instruction in general studies, biomedical sciences, dental sciences, clinical
sciences, and clinical practice. A combination of lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences provide
students with knowledge in infection/hazard control, radiography, dental materials, preventive
dentistry, and clinical procedures.
Graduates may be eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination to become
Certified Dental Assistants. As a Dental Assistant II, defined by the Dental Laws of North Carolina,
graduates work in dental offices and other related areas.
View course & hour requirements for Dental Assisting - D45240