Dental Assisting

Dental assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties. They sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment, prepare and lay out the instruments and materials required to treat each patient, and obtain and update patients’ dental records. During dental procedures, assistants work alongside the dentist to provide assistance. They hand instruments and materials to dentists and keep patients’ mouths dry and clear by using suction hoses or other devices.  Dental Assisting is a competitive admissions program. Please refer to the Competitive Admissions Webpage for current information on the selection process requirements.

Program Contacts:

Department Head

Wendy Herndon


Academic Advisor

Cindy Cole



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