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SFCC Catalog 2022-2023 
SFCC Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Dental Assisting Skills, Certificate

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CIP:  51.0601  

School of Sciences, Health, Engineering, and Math 505-428-1258

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:

Students can follow the Program Map listed below to complete this program:

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply current methods for infection control in all dental settings.
  • Perform a variety of advanced dental assisting skills as a member of the dental health team.
  • Explain legal and ethical issues related to dentistry.

Total 10 Credits

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