The profession of Dental Assisting dates back to 1885, when Dr. C. Edmund Kells hired the first "lady assistant" to act in an efficient and gentle capacity, while being attentive to patients. Today, the Dental Assistant allows the dentist to be more productive and efficient in the delivery of dental care to millions of patients every day.
Dental Assistants are called upon to assist in the delivery of care by performing tasks such as instrument exchange, oral evacuation, mixing materials, taking impressions, and pouring them into models, taking and developing radiographs, and placing sealants. Dental Assistants also make and cement temporary crowns and bridges, triage emergency patients and initial exam patients, and work in the capacity of the business office personnel.
The Dental Assisting program is a diploma program.
DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM ACACEMIC SEQUENCING AND FACT SHEET (opens in a new window)
INDIVIDUAL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (opens in a new window)
If you believe you would be interested in joining the Dental Assistant professionals, please contact FTCC.
COMPETITIVE POINTS FOR ADMISSION TO DENTAL ASSISTING (opens in a new window)
ESTIMATED PROGRAM COSTS (opens in a new window)
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT (opens in a new window)
Department Chair: Sandra Walker, Telephone: (910) 678-8574, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: (910) 678-8254