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  Sep 24, 2017
2017-18 Academic Catalog

Dental Assisting Technician (CC)

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  Health Services  

(Limited-Entry Program)

Intended Program Outcomes:

This one-year certificate program will prepare the student to be effective in the workplace in the following areas:

  • Assist dentist with patient treatment
  • Radiographic proficiency (exposure, processing, and mount)
  • Material manipulation (selection, classification, safe handling, and disposal)
  • Infection control (instrument and room processing to prevent disease transmission, OSHA compliance)
  • Business office procedures (computer data entry, scheduling, and records management)
  • Employment readiness (professionalism, writing skills, ethics, legal and HIPAA procedures)

Students must receive a “C” grade or above in all prerequisite and dental coursework to be considered as having successfully completed the program.

Admission Requirements

To enroll, you must have a high school diploma or GED certificate. Additional enrollment information is available from the Office of Enrollment Management in Morrow Hall on the BMCC Pendleton campus or online at BMCC’s Website. Completed enrollment application materials will be accepted beginning January 1 through the last Friday in April (or until all available positions are filled) for admission for the following fall term. (Applications will not be held over for subsequent years’ admission.) Students must meet the criteria below before being accepted to the program.

Dental Assisting Technician Curriculum

Before Fall Term Entry:

Additional Requirements

The following additional requirements must be met before being accepted to the program

  • Meet BMCC’s computer literacy requirement
  • Meet a minimum COMPASS test reading score of 88

On the first day of fall term students must present proof of two MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccinations, a negative tuberculin skin test or chest x-ray, initiation of the Hepatitis B vaccination series and tetanus vaccination, as well as a current Health Care Provider level “C” CPR card that expires after completion of the program. Courses within the dental assisting curriculum can be used as the career and technical credits for the associate degree in general studies.


Pre-requisites Total: 16

Program Curriculum

Term 1 Total: 21

Term 2 Total: 17

Term 3 Total: 14

Total Credits: 68

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