Program Description: The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for employment in many different positions in today’s dental offices or clinics. Graduates are competent in the technical areas of chairside assisting, infection control, dental radiology, dental practice management, and dental laboratory procedures. Graduates receive a diploma in dental assisting and are certified in expanded functions for the State of Georgia and are eligible to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board exam.. High school graduation or GED is required for admission to this program. The Dental Assisting Program is accredited by Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at telephone number (312) 440-2698 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611
The dental assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “Approval.” The Commission is a special accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at telephone number (312) 440-2698 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611.
Employment Opportunities: Certified dental assistants are in great demand in our service area. Graduates should be able to obtain suitable employment with excellent working conditions in private dental offices, hospital dental clinics, dental schools, public health departments, military and veterans dental clinics, and prison dental clinics.