A Career in Dental Assisting
The Dental Assisting Program offers specialized instruction in dental assisting. The dental assistant is a valued member of the dental health team, assisting the dentist in performing professional duties at chair-side, in the laboratory, and the business office. The dental assisting graduate gains knowledge and understanding of the legal, ethical and professional standards of dental assisting; along with clinical skills to function as a member of the dental team. Statistics show that a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) who has taken the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) exam may earn an hourly salary of $16.40.
The dental assisting program offers a certificate in dental assisting and an associate of science degree with a major in dental assisting. The certificate program requires eight credit hours of prerequisite course work prior to the one academic year (two semesters) of the program. Upon successful completion of the program, the student receives a Certificate in Dental Assisting which qualifies the student to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board Certification Examination. A second year of study is available which enables students to earn an associate of science degree with a major in dental assisting.
The dental assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education.
Dental Assisting Program Director
8600 University Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47712