Nov 22, 2019  
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2018-19 
    
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Dental Assisting, Diploma



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Offered at Main Campus

The Dental Assisting program is a 12-month (four-term) program designed to prepare individuals to assist the dentist with patient care, expose and process dental radiographs, prepare procedural setups for dental treatment, maintain infection control and hazardous waste protocols and perform office administrative functions. Students meeting all program and graduation requirements will earn an IHCC diploma.

The program in Dental Assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.

Dental Assistants who meet the eligibility and exam requirements can sit for the Dental Assisting National Board Examination and earn the credential of “Certified Dental Assistant” (CDA).  State examination and registration with the Iowa Dental Board are required to practice in the State of Iowa and are separate from the DANB.  The state requirements for “Registered Dental Assistant” (RDA) are structured within the program.

To apply, complete an IHCC application and submit high school transcripts or High School Equivalency Diploma scores and take one of the following:  ACT, SAT  or ACCUPLACER test. Testing may be scheduled by calling the IHCC Testing Center at (641) 683-5142 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5142. This program begins in the Fall term of each year.

Criminal background, drug screening, and dependent adult and child abuse record checks are required prior to beginning the program.

Program Total: 43.5 Credits

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