The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Dental Assisting prepares students to work collaboratively in a dental setting or transfer to a healthcare related four-year program. Students will be able to assist the dental team in a broad scope of dental procedures, perform office management functions, and provide patient support. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.
Graduates are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Certification Exams to earn the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA®) credential. Additionally, students are prepared for the required Arizona Radiologic Proficiency Certificate (AZRC) and the Arizona Coronal Polishing Certificate (AZCP).
Once graduates earn their AZRC and AZCP, they are eligible to apply for admission to an Expanded Functions Dental Assisting (EFDA) program in Arizona.
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