Department Chair

Office
Health Technologies Center, Room 101-H, 2201 Hull Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone Number
Office Hours Mon-Fri
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Email
Sandra Walker

Accreditation

The Dental Assisting Program at Fayetteville Technical Community College is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

CODA

211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: 800.621.8099 or 312.440.4653 | Website: CODA

Estimated Program Costs

Please note that all costs are estimates and subject to change. Tuition is established by the State Board of Community Colleges and North Carolina General Assembly and is subject to change without notice.

Competitive Admissions

A student must complete all pre-requisites and gain competitive points in order to apply for approval to the Dental Assisting program.
Once approved for a Health program, students will be provided with information regarding books, uniforms, supplies and equipment, and any additional program requirements.

Competitive Points

As part of the competitive admissions process, each student is evaluated based on a point system. The Competitive Points Worksheet outlines all the possible points a prospective student can earn.

What to Expect:

Course Work

The Dental Assisting curriculum prepares individuals to assist the dentist in the delivery of dental treatment and to function as integral members of the dental team while performing chair side and related office and laboratory procedures.
Course work includes instruction in:
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Clinical Practice
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Dental Sciences
  • General Studies
A combination of lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences provides students with knowledge in:
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Dental Materials
  • Infection/Hazard Control
  • Preventative Dentistry
  • Radiography

Career Paths

Dental Assistants are called up 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.
Other career options for dental assistants include:
  • Dental Office Manager
  • Educator
  • Dental Product Sales

Enroll Now!

At FTCC you can earn a diploma in Dental Assisting. Contact an Admissions Counselor for assistance or Apply Now!

Diploma

Dental Assistant Diploma (D45240)

Program Length: 3 Semesters
Prerequisite: DMA 030, 1 Unit of Biology, Placement Test Credit Equivalent
Award: Diploma

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