2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Graduation Map: Dental Assisting, TC

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The Technical Certificate in Dental Assisting is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills for all areas of the modern dental office, including the dental operatory, laboratory and the business office. Upon successful progam completion, students are eligible to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board certification and to apply for registration with the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners. The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

Degree Requirements

-The TC Dental Assisting is 43 credit hours and requires special program fees beyond current tuition and college fees.

-In general, you must have a grade of “C” or better to transfer courses to a four-year institution.

-The Dental Assisting Program requires you must have a grade of “C” or better to continue in the program.

-Satisfaction of all financial obligations due to the college is required for graduation.

ACTS Course Numbers

The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and equitable treatment in the application of credits for admissions and degree requirements. Go to https://adhe.edu/students-parents/transfer-info-for-students for more information.

Semester One

Complete all 25 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  DEN 1103  Dental Science  3    
  DEN 1203  Biomedical Science 3    
  DEN 1303  Clinical Science I  3    
  DEN 1404  Chairside Assisting I 4    
  DEN 1504  Dental Materials I 4    
  DEN 1603  Dental Radiography I 3    
  DEN 1702  Preventive Dentistry 2    
  SPCH 1300  Speech Communication 3    


Semester Two

Complete all 18 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  DEN 2101  Dental Materials II 1    
  DEN 2201  Dental Radiography II 1    
  DEN 2303  Chairside Assisting II 3    
  DEN 2405  Clinical Science II 5    
  DEN 2508  Clinical Practice & Seminars 8    


Total 43 Credit Hours

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