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Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental team. The duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office. Dental assistants perform many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills. Responsibilities may include:
Assisting the dentist in providing dental treatment.
The approximate completion time for the Dental Assisting Certificate is 1485 hours or 12 months at 30 hours per week and 100% progress.
The Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College Dental Assisting Program is accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditations and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/programs/search_index.asp .
Graduates of the Dental Assisting Program are eligible to sit immediately for the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) examination offered by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).
IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are enrolling in any health occupation program, any misdemeanor or felony conviction relating to drug offenses, assault/violent crimes, sexual assault, fraud, or theft that you have on your record, will result in the college not being able to place you in a clinical or externship site. As a result, you will not be able to complete the program. See your program coordinator for more detailed information.
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