2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dental Assisting, CA [DA-CT, 33 Total Credits]


Some of these courses are program prerequisites and MUST be completed before a student is considered eligible for entry into the Program. Students MUST attend a Health Programs orientation and meet with a Health Programs advisor for additional advisement.  For more information please visit www.csn.edu/limited-entry-admission.


Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program are located at www.csn.edu/gainful-employment.


The certificate is designed to prepare students for the national certification through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), 444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 900, Chicago, Illinois 60611, (800) FOR-DANB. Students must successfully complete either ENG 100, 101, 107, or 113 with a C or above and may contact the Dental Assistant Program Director at 651-5851. Students must attend a Health Programs orientation and meet with a Health Programs advisor for additional advisement. Dental assistants are primarily employed in private dental offices but may work in public clinics, hospitals, and dental schools. The curriculum includes classroom and laboratory experience in dental sciences, dental materials, radiology, chair-side assisting, and dental office management. In the student’s last semester, the student will be placed in at least three clinical sites where they must complete 300 hours of clinical experience.


The program is accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1900, Chicago, Illinois 60611.


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Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Practice current dental assistant clinical standards.
  2. Apply principles of psycho- and socio-cultural concepts, interpersonal skills, while providing supportive treatment to diverse dental client populations.
  3. Recognize and record general and oral conditions, provide preventive care, and use current dental technology as a member of the dental team.

General Education Requirements (3 Credits)