2019-2020 Catalog

Basic Dental Assisting (BDA1) Certificate

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Program Description:

The Basic Dental Assisting certificate program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today’s dental offices. The program provides learning opportunities which introduce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition and retention.

Note: The Basic Dental Assisting certificate is obtained after the first semester of the Dental Assisting diploma program has been completed. For information on how to be accepted into the Dental Assisting diploma program, and the prerequisites required, please see the Dental Assisting diploma catalog page by clicking here

Required Courses

DENA 1050Microbiology and Infection Control


DENA 1080Dental Anatomy


DENA 1340Dental Assisting I: General Chairside


Total Credit Hours: 14 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation