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The Dental Assisting Workforce Certificate (W.C.) program provides students with dental assisting classes that cover the theoretical, practical and clinical skills necessary to receive an entry-level position in a dental office. Dental assisting training includes dental basic sciences, dental radiographic techniques, dental materials, sterilization and infection control, chair side assisting, office management, dental specialties and expanded functions.
The Dental Assisting program has been approved by the Florida Board of Dentistry to prepare students for certification in expanded functions and dental radiology.
The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the status of "approval without reporting requirements." The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by 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.
Program Code: 5649
1,230 Contact Hours
Limited access program
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Financial aid is available, if qualified.
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You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.
The Dental Assisting Workforce Certificate prepares students for a dental career as a dental assistant. Graduates of the Dental Assisting program may wish to look in to FSCJ’s Associate in Science (A.S.) in Dental Hygiene to further their career.
Dental assistants perform many tasks, ranging from providing patient care and taking x-rays to record keeping and scheduling appointments. (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
The Associate in Science in Dental Hygiene degree program will prepare students to become a dental hygiene professional.