The Dental Assisting program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today's dental offices. The Dental Assisting program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of dental assisting.

Selection into the Dental Assisting program major courses is via competitive selection process.

Diploma Program
Program Length 55 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School graduate or GED recipient; Minimum age: 17
Program Entry Term Fall Semester
Offered Macon Campus

Dental Assisting Diploma Curriculum

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses 9
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
Occupational Courses 46
ALHS 1040 Introduction to Healthcare 3
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
MAST 1060 Medical Office Procedures (4)
DENA 1010 Basic Human Biology 1
ALHS 1011 Structure and Function of the Human Body (5)
DENA 1030 Preventive Dentistry 2
DENA 1050 Microbiology and Infection Control 3
DENA 1070 Oral Pathology and Therapeutics 2
DENA 1080 Dental Biology 5
DENA 1090 Dental Assisting National Board Exam Preparation 1
DENA 1340 Dental Assisting I: General Chairside 6
DENA 1350 Dental Assisting II: Dental Specialties and EFDA Skills 7
DENA 1390 Dental Radiology 4
DENA 1400 Dental Practice Management 2
DENA 1460 Dental Practicum I 1
DENA 1470 Dental Practicum II 1
DENA 1480 Dental Practicum III 5
  Total Hours 55