August 7, 2017 James Revillini

Provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to function effectively as integral members of the dental health team. This 10-month program offers preparation in chairside assisting and related office and laboratory procedures under the direction and supervision of the dentist. All students must complete the college placement test and must place into Composition in order to begin the program.

The program has a 30 year affiliation with University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine.

The program utilizes the facilities of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, federal, state and local hospitals, and community health clinics. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board examination.
The dental assistant certificate has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Post-secondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation may be contacted at 312.440.2719 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611.

NOTES: The ability to obtain a license may be affected due to a felony conviction. Students with disabilities may be eligible for accommodations.

Dental Assisting (Certificate) Program Abilities:

Upon successful completion of all courses in the program, students will show proficiency in:

  1. Dental Assisting Process of Care – provides care to all clients without regard to economic, social, cultural religious or health status. This is based upon an individualized human need, evidenced based system which includes assessment, anticipation of operator’s needs, implementation, education and evaluation
  2. Health Promotion – develops, implements and evaluates health promotion strategies directed toward helping individuals as well as diverse populations achieve oral wellness as well as overall health and awareness.
  3. Teamwork – effectively engages in interpersonal activities and teamwork
  4. Professionalism – demonstrates professional etiquette in healthcare by establishing respectable relationships with patients, colleagues, and supervisors
  5. Technology Literacy – effectively uses technology to accomplish assigned tasks

The College recommends that you apply as early as possible because the program has a limited number of available spaces. To be admitted to the program, a student is required to take the College Placement Test and demonstrate the ability to place into Composition (ENG*101) by the end of the first summer session prior to the fall semester in which the student seeks to enroll.

In addition, students must meet core requirements for admission to the College.  Specialized course work must be taken in the outlined sequence.

Program Coordinator: Patricia Johnson, 860.773.1679

Summer Semester
Course #TitleCredits
HLT*112 Basic Medical Support (a) 2
Fall Semester
DAS*130 Dental Materials for the Dental Assistant (a) 2
DAS*140 Essential Chairside Functions for the DA (a) 4
DAS*142 Dental Assisting Research Seminar (a) 1
DAS*144 Preventive Dentistry (a) 3
DAS*146 Oral Anatomy for the Dental Assistant (a) 3
DAS*148 Principles of Radiation for the Dental Assistant (a) 3
Winter Semester
DAS*164 Radiography Theory & Practice for the Dental Assistant (a) 3
Spring Semester
DAS*170 Practice Management, Law and Ethics for the DA (a) 2
DAS*172 Dental Assisting Clinical Externship Experience (a) 7
Select one of the following courses:
COM*172 Interpersonal Communication (a) or  
COM*173 Public Speaking (a) 3
Total
33

(a) Prerequisite and/or co-requisite required.
This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Post-secondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education.
The Commission on Dental Accreditation may be contacted at 312.440.2719 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611.
NOTES: The ability to obtain a license may be affected due to a felony conviction. Students with disabilities may be eligible for accommodations.

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