Dental Assisting Certificate
The Dental Assisting Certificate program is granted by Metropolitan Community College, but coordinated at JCCC.
One of the most exciting features of a dental assistant career is the variety of work experiences you'll have, including working chair-side with dentists, taking radiographs, mixing dental materials, performing laboratory procedures, taking dental impressions, creating models, and fabricating bleaching trays and mouth guards. The demand for dental assistants and other professionals that dentists rely on to serve patients has increased dramatically.
The dental assistant program has accreditation from the American Dental Association (ADA), Commission on Dental Accreditation. Graduating from an ADA-accredited dental assisting program allows you to take the Dental Assisting National Board examination without the two years of full-time work experience that would otherwise be required.
JCCC offers the cooperative dental assisting certificate program for Johnson County residents with MCC-Penn Valley Community College. You must be accepted as a student at JCCC and accepted into the program at MCC-Penn Valley Community College. Consult with a JCCC counselor for more information.
Program courses and credit hours are subject to change because of requirement changes at the certificate-granting institution. Contact MCC-Penn Valley Community College at 816-604-4237 for an application packet, which includes deadlines, program prerequisites and admission requirements. Visit http://mcckc.edu
Note: Johnson County Community College students should seek specific counsel from the MCC program personnel for the appropriate course plan and numbers.
Johnson County Community College students should refer to Cooperative Program Information.
Certificate granted by Metropolitan Community College
Specific Program Requirements-must be taken at JCCC
|ENGL 121||Composition I*||3|
|PSYC 130||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|SPD 121||Public Speaking||3|
Specific Program Requirements-must be taken at MCC-Penn Valley
|COLL 100||First Year Seminar||1|
|DENA 100||Introduction to Dental Assisting||1|
|DENA 101||Body Structure and Function||2|
|DENA 102||Head and Neck Anatomy||2|
|DENA 103||Dental Anatomy||2|
|DENA 104||Dental Emergencies and Pharmacology||1|
|DENA 105||Dental Materials I||2|
|DENA 108||Oral Microbiology and Infection Control||2|
|DENA 110||Chairside Assisting I||5|
|DENA 115||Dental Radiology I||4|
|DENA 125||Clinical Experience I||2|
|DENA 205||Dental Materials II||3|
|DENA 210||Chairside Assisting II||5|
|DENA 215||Dental Radiology II||2|
|DENA 225||Dental Office Management||2|
|DENA 230||Oral Pathology||1|
|DENA 250||Clinical Experience II||4|
|DENA 260||Dental Assisting Seminar||2|
Total Program Hours: 52