Allied Dental Programs

Dental Assisting

Student Learning Outcomes

Dental Assisting Program Goals and Outcomes Assessments

 The certificate program will provide a quality education to prepare dental assisting graduates to: 

  1. be proficient in applying knowledge of the basic behavioral and dental sciences to clinical practice in assessing and performing dental assisting procedures.
  2. communicate effectively with other health care professionals in coordinating and providing patient care including the use of technology and practice management techniques.
  3. apply problem-solving and decision-making skills when assisting with dental health services under the direction and supervision of the dentist.
  4. conduct themselves with the highest levels of professionalism, ethics, and personal integrity to the practice of compassionate, patient-centered dentistry.
  5. internalize the importance of lifelong learning and understand the importance of remaining current as the dental health care delivery system changes.
  6. acquire knowledge and skills to promote and participate in preventive dental care and support oral health through promotion of total health.
  7. be knowledgeable of and comply with state and federal laws governing the practice of dentistry and dental assisting.
  8. achieve success on all national exams, certifications, and licensures.
  9. participate in leadership opportunities, professional organizations, and service to the community.

Academic Bulletins

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