Dental Assisting

Certificate Programs

On-Campus Program

Dental Assisting Certificate

This one-year dental assisting program prepares graduates for entry-level employment within the dental industry. Students are taught to perform chairside assisting, related laboratory and office procedures and all delegable expanded functions permitted by the State Education Department. Instruction includes lectures/laboratory coursework, hands-on clinical experience and formal clinical internships. This is a full time one year on campus program.

On-Campus Certificate Program Information
Admission Information for Dental Assisting Certificate (PDF)

On-Line Program

Dental Assisting Rapid Track (DART)

This program is for currently employed dental assistants in New York State. and designed to meet the needs of practicing dental assistants who may not have access to a traditional on-campus program. Monroe Community College and the SUNY (State University of New York) Learning Network are offering a program of courses to meet the education requirements of New York State licensure through on-line computer courses. This certificate program can be completed in four semesters or less. Early registration is advised as classes fill quickly.

Once students begin coursework in the on-line Dental Assisting program they may be able to perform supportive services to a Dentist in his/her performance of dental services as authorized under New York State Education Law 6608.

DART Certificate Program Information
Admission Information Dental Assisting Rapid Track (PDF)