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Dental Assisting

Associate in Applied Science

Clinical dental assistants are directly involved in patient care, working with dentists, and as expanded functions dental assistants, who provide certain intraoral procedures. Michigan requires both education and licensure for those persons performing expanded functions on patients. Graduates of this program will complete requirements that qualify them to take the Michigan State Board Examination for licensure as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) and the National Board Examination to be a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA). This program is accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and the State of Michigan.

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Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 67
  • Contact Hours: 99

Recommended Math Pathway: Quantitative Reasoning

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 or ENGL-103 and ENGL-102 or ENGL-104

Degree Pathway

Course Name Course Notes Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
Year One
Fall
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Total 11 12/13
Year One
Winter
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Total 13/17 13/19
Year Two
Fall
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Total17.522
Year Two
Winter
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Total17.525
Year Two
Spring / Summer
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Total 7 19
Notes
* BIOL-152 and BIOL-152L are only required if a student has taken BIOL-151 and BIOL-151L
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April 25, 2018
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