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Dental Assisting (PSAV)

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Admission Program of Study Code DENT
State CIP Code 0351060112

Basic Skills Requirements: The student must be exempt or attain a 10th grade level on each section of the TABE exam: Math, Language and Reading.

This program is a Limited Admission program subject to additional program policies and requirements stipulated in the “Dental Assisting Student Handbook.” The admission criteria and process, as well as some course numbers and credits are subject to change; students should contact the Dental Assisting program office for the most current information.

The Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted 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 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is:

Students who successfully complete this program and pass the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Certificate (CDA) may apply 21 credits towards the Technical Elective requirements for the Health Services Management (AS)  degree (State CIP Code 135070100).

Total Program Hours Required: 1230

Suggested Academic Plan

This program admits students in the fall/spring/summer. Below is a sample academic plan for these students in this clock hour program.

Dental Assisting (PSAV) (DENT)
Fall Semester
DEA 0020 - Pre-Clinical Procedures Theory 60 Clock Hours  
DEA 0020L - Pre-Clinical Practice Lab 90 Clock Hours  
DES 0400 - Dental Anatomy 90 Clock Hours  
DES 0103 - Dental Materials 60 Clock Hours  
DES 0103L - Dental Materials Lab 90 Clock Hours  
DEA 0803L - Clinical Practice I 150 Clock Hours  
DES 0324 - Interpersonal Communications Skills 30 Clock Hours  
DES 0844 - Infection Control for Dental Assistants 30 Clock Hours  *
Total Semester Clock Hours:  450
Spring Semester
DES 0830 - Expanded Function Theory 30 Clock Hours  
DES 0602 - Pharmacology and Dental Office Emergencies 30 Clock Hours  
DES 0830L - Expanded Functions Lab 60 Clock Hours  
DEA 0852L - Clinical Practice II 180 Clock Hours  
DES 0205 - Dental Radiology Lecture 60 Clock Hours  
DES 0205L - Dental Radiology Laboratory I 60 Clock Hours  
DEA 0130 - Oral Pathology 30 Clock Hours  
Total Semester Clock Hours:  420
Summer Semester
DEA 0851L - Clinical Practice III 180 Clock Hours  
DES 0501 - Dental Practice Management 60 Clock Hours  
DEA 0936 - Dental Assisting Seminar 60 Clock Hours  
DES 0206L - Dental Radiology Laboratory II 60 Clock Hours  
Total Semester Clock Hours:  360
Total Program Clock Hours:  1230
*  DES0844 may be taken in Fall or Spring Semester


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