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This two-semester certificate provides students with advanced level training for employment in today’s dental offices. The program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop and reinforce advanced dental assisting skills, including expanded duties of dental assistants, as required by the New Mexico Dental Board. Current enrollment in the dental assisting program or one-year experience as a dental assistant is required to qualify for enrollment in this certificate.
The program in dental assisting 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.
Students can earn the following certificate or degree related to this certificate:
- Dental Assisting Certificate
- Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary Certificate
- Dental Health, A.A.S.