The Dental Assistant program prepares the students, as a member of the dental health team, to assist the dentist in all phases of dentistry. The program includes general and specialty dentistry, chairside procedures, radiology, and laboratory and business office assisting.
An integral part of the educational program is clinical experience; this is provided by rotation through various dental facilities.
The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of "approval with reporting requirements with intent to withdraw accreditation in February 2016"]. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council of Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission's web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.
The Dental Assistant Program adheres to DMACC's Bloodborne pathogen policy.
This program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.