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Dental Assisting (Undergraduate Certificate)

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The Dental Assisting Certificate prepares individuals to enter the dental profession with the qualifications to become certified dental assistants.

As a student in the nine-month program, you complete 31 credit hours of course work encompassing approximately 1,000 hours of lecture, laboratory, and clinical instruction. You take courses in oral pathology, physiology, and anatomy; dental therapeutics and medical emergencies; microbiology and asepsis technique; dental materials; preventive dentistry and nutrition; practice management; restorative dentistry; and more.

You must plan to visit the School of Dentistry on the IUPUI campus one or two Saturdays a month for pre-clinics, labs, and exams. Clinical experiences take place in dental offices in your hometown.

The program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.

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Website: Dental Assisting (Undergraduate Certificate)
Email: ds-asst@iupui.edu
Phone: 317.274.7801