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San Antonio TX, 78212
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What is the Dental Assisting program? 

The program seeks to provide each student with the essential knowledge and skills necessary to become a vital part of the dental health care team and to meet the requirements of the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) and Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) examining entity.  

What will I learn? 

Students will obtain knowledge in specific areas of dentistry to include infection control, radiology (both digital and manual), preventive dentistry, dental materials, four-handed dentistry and dental office management as well as all fields of dentistry. As one of seven Dental Assisting Programs in Texas accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), the program is committed to excellence in helping to meet the diverse needs of both traditional and nontraditional students. 

What can I do with this course of study? 

The Associate of Applied Science Degree and certificate in dental assisting along with the Registered Dental Assistant certificate (upon successful completion of the RDA course and a passing score of 70 or above) will allow the student to pursue employment as a dental assistant in a dental office to include general dentistry or a specialty in dentistry. Students graduating from the Dental Assisting program (upon successful completion of the all dental assisting courses and a passing score of 70 or above for the RDA, Nitrous Oxide, Coronal Polishing and Pit and Fissure Sealant portions of the curriculum) will have the necessary certificates to include the Registered Dental Assistant, Nitrous Oxide, Coronal Polishing and Pit and Fissure Sealant certifications needed to be part of a successful dental team.  

What's special about program? 

As one of seven Dental Assisting Programs in Texas accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), the program is committed to excellence in helping to meet the diverse needs of both traditional and nontraditional students.


 

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Contact Information

Stella Lovato,
Chairperson
 slovato@alamo.edu


Carmen Santiago
Program Coordinator
csantiago3@alamo.edu

Location:
Nursing/Allied Health Complex
(NAHC-208)

Phone:
210-486-1502