Diploma - 48 credits
- Apply current concepts of infection control and occupational safety.
- Perform entry-level dental assisting skills.
- Interact effectively with patients, peers and the dental health team.
- Utilize current technology relevant to the dental profession.
- Apply knowledge of basic sciences.
- Apply principles of clinical assisting for expanded function procedures in dentistry.
On April 30th and May 1st, 2015 the M State Dental Assisting Program will be hosting representatives from the Commission on Dental Accreditation for an on campus site visit as part of the seven year cycle of accreditation. If you are interested in forwarding comments to the Commission regarding the M State Dental Assisting Program, please click on the link below to be directed to the appropriate form. Third party comments are due in the Commission’s office no later than 60 days prior to the site visit, which would be March 1, 2015. http://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/Education%20and%20Careers/Files/coda_complaint_guidelines.ashx
The mailing address and other contact information:
American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Telephone: U.S. Ms. Patrice Renfrow 1 -800-621-8099 x 2695
Last site visit: 2009. Our current accreditation status is: Approval (without reporting requirements): An accreditation classification granted to an educational program indicating that the program achieves or exceeds the basic requirements for accreditation. This is considered the highest designation of accreditation.
Graduates of this program are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Certification Exam and the Minnesota State Board of Dentistry Registration Exam.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
Dental Assisting - Diploma
1st Fall Term - 17 credits
|DENT1100 - Biomaterials||3|
|DENT1104 - Dental Health Care Providers II||1|
|DENT1106 - Dental Radiology Lecture||3|
|DNAS1103 - Clinical Assisting I||6|
|DNAS1106 - Biodental Science||3|
|DNAS1210 - Dental Assisting Radiology Lab I||1|
1st Spring Term - 15 credits
|DENT1122 - Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence||1|
|DNAS1105 - Clinical Assisting II||5|
|DNAS1114 - Dental Practice Management||2|
|DNAS1119 - Advanced Functions||5|
|DNAS1212 - Dental Assisting Radiology Lab II||1|
|DNAS1215 - Dental Specialties||1|
1st Summer Term - 10 credits
|BIOL2260 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|DENT1102 - Dental Anatomy||2|
|DENT1103 - Introduction for Dental Health Care Providers||2|
|ENGL1101 - College Writing||3|
2nd Summer Term - 6 credits
|DNAS1144 - Dental Assisting Clinical Affiliations||6|