This program is designed to prepare you to assume an active role in providing quality dental services under the direction of a licensed dentist. Preparation includes infection control management, chairside assisting procedures in general and specialty dentistry; management of medical and dental emergencies; intra- and extra-oral radiographic procedures; patient education; fabrication of oral appliances; and basic business office procedures.
You'll learn all the skills necessary to practice dental assisting in this two-semester program.
This program has additional entrance requirements. You must complete all requirements for program admission.
Sioux City Campus
Total Credits: 35
Eligible for Last-Dollar Scholarship
Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.
The WITCC Dental Assisting program prepares you for licensure in Iowa and national certification through the Dental Assisting National Board. WITCC teaches a global curriculum through a CODA Accredited program allowing you the ability to practice anywhere in the United States. Graduates are directed to contact licensing agencies in the state which you wish to practice for details about state specific licensing and certification.
Iowa Dental Board
400 SW Eighth Street, Suite D
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-4687
Contact information for other State and Regional Dental Practice Boards: www.danb.org. Click on "Meet State Requirements."
All students must submit a copy of the following items for application to the dental assisting program:
All students must meet the following criteria for admission/acceptance into the dental assisting program.
All students must meet one of the following criteria for admission/acceptance into the dental assisting program:
*Required for A.S. Pre-Dentistry or Dental Hygiene. The college has pre-admissions requirements for BIO 151: Nutrition, BIO 169: Anatomy and Physiology, and CHM-122 Introduction to General Chemistry. Please contact Student Services for more information.