Student Catalog 2018-2019

Advanced Dental Assisting Certificate (AD21)

The Advanced Dental Assisting certificate program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today’s dental offices. The program provides learning opportunities that develop and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills in the area of dental assisting.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may be employed as chairside assistants in general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics , oral surgery, periodontics, and prosthodontics. Other career opportunities include insurance coordinators, infection control coordinators, appointment control coordinators, dental office assistants, and dental hygiene assistants. Graduates of the Advanced Dental Assisting Certificate may be invited to participate in the Georgia Dental Association’s Expanded Duties Certificate Courses IV, V, and VI based on attendance and academic performance.

Credit Required for Completion: Minimum of 14 credit hours


Occupational Courses

DENA 1350Dental Assisting II: Dental Specialties and EFDA Skills


DENA 1390Dental Radiology


DENA 1400Dental Practice Management


DENA 1460Dental Practicum I