Office Location
Health Technologies Center
Rm. 101H, 240 Hull Rd., Fayetteville, NC
Official address:
P.O. Box 35236, 2201 Hull Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone Number
Office Hours Monday - Friday
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Department Chair: Sandra Walker


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.

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 the additional 15 departmental 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


Dental Assistant Diploma (D45240)

Program Length: 3 Semesters
Prerequisite: H.S. Transcript/GED, ENG002 TIER 2 placement test credit or equivalent, 1 unit of Biology
Award: Diploma

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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.