The Dental Assisting Program at Fayetteville Technical Community College is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (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.
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.
As part of the competitive admissions process, each student is evaluated based on a point system. The Competitive Points Worksheet outlines the additional 15 departmental points a prospective student can earn.
What to Expect:
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:
A combination of lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences provides students with knowledge in:
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
Dental Product Sales
The Dental Assisting Program is designed to meet the educational requirements for the optional Certified Dental Assistant exam in North Carolina. Please see the disclosure chart for information regarding the Certified Dental Assistant exam in other states.