This program is approved by the Florida Department of Health Board of Dentistry
(No prerequisites for this Program)
The primary objective of this program is to prepare students for employment as dental assistants. Upon completion, the graduate will possess a working knowledge of dental office and patient management, basic dental laboratory procedures, dental terminology, dental instrument and equipment utilization, dental pharmacology and anesthesia, chair side assisting and expanded functions, dental radiography, maintenance and asepsis of dental operatory and instrumentation, dental specialty procedures, and may be eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination.
The program is a planned structure of instruction consisting of one program and one occupational completion point. Students are placed into lab/clinical practice in dentist’s offices throughout Miami Dade and Broward County, which offers maximum flexibility to the student, allowing for the development of specific skills including expanded duties competencies approved by the Florida Board of Dentistry. The content includes, as a minimum, dental office and patient management, basic dental laboratory procedures, dental and general anatomy, dental terminology, nutrition, dental instrument and equipment utilization, microbiology, dental pharmacology and anesthesia, chair side assisting and expanded functions, dental office emergencies/CPR, dental radiography, maintenance and asepsis of dental operatory and instrumentation, dental specialty procedures, employability skills, leadership and human relations skills, ethics and jurisprudence, dental materials and preventive dentistry.
The Dental Assisting takes 1275 clock hours/43 weeks to complete.
For detailed description of the program and for course outline please see our catalog.
This program is approved for Financial Aid under Title IY. Financial Aid is available to qualified applicants. For more information please see our Financial Aid page.