The Dental Assisting program at OTC provides instruction on intra-oral dental procedures and direct patient care experiences. Students will develop skills to assist dentists with chairside care, provide oral health instructions to patients and perform laboratory procedures required for dental treatment. Students will also learn the basics of how a business office operates.
The Dental Assisting Certificate requires the same program courses as the Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting, however, the certificate program is designed for students who live in a state where licensure does not require a full degree or those who are already working and want to expand their knowledge base. Students who complete the program requirements are qualified to take the national examination to become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA). This program requires a separate application in addition to the application for general admission to OTC. To view application details, visit otc.edu/alliedhealth.
The Ozarks Technical Community College Dental Assisting Program is the only program in Southwest Missouri accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.