A.A.S. Degree: 62 Hours
The Dental Assisting Program has been granted Accreditation by the Commission of Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association (ADA). CODA is located at 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. CODA telephone number is (312) 621-8099. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA).
Students are offered two different tracks (traditional or hybrid) in the Dental Assisting Program. The Hybrid Track provides a significant portion of the learning activities online. Time traditionally spent in the classroom is reduced, but not eliminated. Students are required to attend laboratory classes on campus and outside clinical sites. These new track options allow increased accessibility to the program for all interested individuals and help satisfy increased demand for this valuable program.
The Dental Assisting Program offers courses of study leading to a Certificate and/or an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting. Students may take the Certificate of Achievement courses only after they have been admitted into the program. A separate application process is required for acceptance into this program.
A new class begins each fall and spring semester. The application deadline for the program is June 15 for the Traditional Track and October 15 for the Hybrid Track. Contact the Allied Health Office, or visit otc.edu/alliedhealth for an application packet.
Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association, 211 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, (312) 621-8099.