Dental Assisting Diploma

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Program Intro

The Dental Assisting–D45240 Program is offered through an Instructional Service Agreement with Wayne Community College and applications are accepted each year beginning in September. Please check back at that time for any updated requirements.

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If you are not a Lenoir Community College student, go directly to Wayne Community College to apply.

If you are a Lenoir Community College student and have met the prerequisite requirements, please complete the Intent to Apply form. If prerequisite requirements are met, an application to Wayne Community College’s Dental Hygiene program will be sent by email. The completed application must be submitted to the Admissions Office by April 15, 2021.

Curriculum Preview


  • BIO 163 – Basic Anat & Physiology
    This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include a basic study of the body systems as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes.
  • DEN 100 – Basic Orofacial Anatomy*
    * Courses are taken at Wayne Community College.


  • ENG 111 – Writing and Inquiry
    This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision.
  • DEN 112 – Dental Radiology*
    * Courses are taken at Wayne Community College.


  • DEN 107 – Clinical Practice II*
    * Courses are taken at Wayne Community College.
    PSY 150 – General Psychology
    This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics.

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