Dental Assisting (Diploma)
Sioux City Campus
The mission of the Dental Assisting program is to prepare dental assistants to assume an active role in expanding quality dental services under the direction of a licensed dentist. Preparation includes a two-semester curriculum leading to a diploma in dental assisting. The curriculum includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical affiliation in a variety of settings.

Graduates are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination to become a Certified Dental Assistant (C.D.A.) and may meet specific state board requirements. Credits may transfer, in whole or in part, to two- and four-year programs for continued education in the dental field. This program is accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation, which is recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.

Admission to the Dental Assisting program is based on specific requirements. Applicants are required to meet the program-specific criteria. A minimum grade of C (2.0) must be obtained in all dental assisting and support courses to be eligible for graduation. For information on the Dental Assisting program application procedures and acceptance, contact the Admissions Office at Western Iowa Tech Community College.

Search For Available Classes - First Semester
FULL TIME STUDIES
SDV 108   The College Experience   1
DEA 508   Fundamentals of Dental Assisting   7
DEA 256   Dental Anatomy   2
DEA 270   Dental Therapeutics   3
DEA 405   Dental Materials   4
DEA 101   Professional Orientation   1
Search For Available Classes - Second Semester
DEA 613   Dental Assisting Specialties   6
DEA 303   Dental Radiography   4
DEA 701   Dental Office Procedures   1
ENG 105   Composition I   3
PSY 111   Introduction to Psychology   3

   Program Total   35
Search For Available Classes - Third Semester
PART-TIME STUDIES
SDV 108   The College Experience   1
DEA 256   Dental Anatomy   2
DEA 270   Dental Therapeutics   3
DEA 101   Professional Orientation   1
Search For Available Classes - Fourth Semester
DEA 701   Dental Office Procedures   1
PSY 111   Introduction to Psychology   3
ENG 105   Composition I   3
Search For Available Classes - Fifth Semester
DEA 508   Fundamentals of Dental Assisting   7
DEA 405   Dental Materials   4
Search For Available Classes - Sixth Semester
DEA 613   Dental Assisting Specialties   6
DEA 303   Dental Radiography   4

   Program Total   35



Advisors
Jackie Krueger, CDA, RDA, BA Ext. 1267 Room L307 jackie.krueger@witcc.edu
Kathy Pierce, CDA, RDA, EFDA, BS Ext. 1349 Room L307 kathy.pierce@witcc.edu
Joni Miller, CDA, RDA, EFDA, BS Ext. 3240 Room L307 joni.miller@witcc.edu
Gloria Stewart, RN, EdD, Division Chair Ext. 1350 Room L313 gloria.stewart@witcc.edu