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Dental Assisting – Certificate


Dental Assisting

Certificate of Achievement

John A. Logan’s Dental Assisting program will prepare you with the skills and knowledge necessary for the many tasks required to provide quality dental care. As a member of a dental health care team, you are responsible for providing services as assisting the Dentist with operative and surgical procedures, manipulation of dental materials, exposing radiographs, treatment room, and patient preparation.

The Dental Assisting program at JALC will provide classroom, lab, and clinical instruction. Students who complete this program will be clinically proficient, recognize their role as an invaluable member of the dental health team, and be sensitive to the dental needs of various communities.

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Program Details

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DNA 100Oral & Dental Anatomy2
DNA 102Dental Assisting Procedures I4
DNA 104Dental Radiography I3
DNA 107Dental Materials3
DNA 108Head and Neck Anatomy2
DNA 110Infection Control1


DNA 101Dental Emergencies and Pathology2
DNA 103Dental Assisting Procedures II2
DNA 105Dental Radiography II2
DNA 106Preventive Dental Health Education3
DNA 109Dental Office Procedures2
DNA 112Dental Assisting Externship2

Total Hours for Degree28

Notes and Information

Students must maintain a grade of “C” or higher in all courses.

The Dental Assisting Certificate is a minimum of 28 credit hours. Please use our Tuition and Fees page to calculate your approximate cost.

*Students will be responsible for additional classroom materials and tools.

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Dental Assisting Faculty Contact.

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Kim Swinford

Instructor of Dental Assisting

Phone: (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8690
Office: D169