Dental Assisting (Undergraduate Certificate)
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.