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This program prepares students to enter the dental profession as entry-level dental assistants. A dental assistant, under the supervision of a dentist, assists chair-side, performs laboratory procedures, exposes and processes dental radiographs, and performs receptionist and secretarial duties. Program completion enables students to take the national board exam and to obtain certification in expanded duty functions as specified by the State of New Mexico.
The Dental Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.
As a requirement for admission to the program, students must place into ENGL 109 or higher with appropriate ACCUPLACER score or transfer documentation and must hold a current BLS-CPR certificate.
Students can earn the following degree related to this certificate: