This program will provide didactic education and clinical training in chairside dental assisting procedures, manipulation of dental materials, laboratory procedures, radiographic techniques, specialty assisting procedures, infection control procedures and expanded functions permitted by state regulations for an individual that is currently employed as a Dental Assistant in New York state. The program will offer units in the biomedical sciences content areas, oral histology and embryology, pathology, therapeutics, the legal and ethical aspects of dentistry and coursework in and oral and written communications and behavioral concepts. This program will include at least 500 hours of relevant clinical experience in the practice of dental assisting. The D.A.R.T. certificate program is not financial aid eligible.
NOTE TO STUDENTS: To remain in the program students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses prefixed DAS and a grade of C- in all courses prefixed DEN.
(Housed in the Health Professions Department)
|Distribution Requirements||Credit Hours|
|FALL SEMESTER: 7 Credit Hours|
|DAS 110 Preclinical Dental Assisting||4|
|DEN 111 Dental Radiography I||2|
|DEN 113 Barrier Precautions and Infection Control Measures||1|
|SPRING SEMESTER: 8 Credit Hours|
|DAS 117 Biomedical Foundations for Dental Assisting Practice||3|
|DAS 121 Dental Assisting Clinical Experience||1*|
|DAS 227 Dental Specialties Procedures||2|
|DEN 211 Dental Materials||2|
|TOTAL EQUIVALENT CREDITS||24*|