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Campus(s): MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute
Program Coordinator: Hema Udupa, 816.604.4237
Application deadline: Feb 15th

IMPORTANT: Certificate and degree requirements may change! Please consult an academic advisor before enrolling.

A.A.S. Dental Assisting

A.A.S. Dental Assisting (PDF)

Program Prerequisites
HLSC 100 Introduction to Health Professions 2
ENGL 101 Composition and Reading I 3
DENA 100 Introduction to Dental Assisting 1
General Education Requirements
BIOL 109
BIOL 110
BIOL 210
Anatomy and Physiology or 
Human Anatomy and
Human Physiology
6-10
BIOL 208 Microbiology 5
CHEM 105 Introductory Chemistry for Health Sciences 5
HIST 120
HIST 121
POLS 136
United States History to 1865 or
United States History Since 1865 or
Introduction to U. S. National Politics
3
PSYC 140 General Psychology 3
COMM 100
COMM 102
Fundamentals of Speech or
Fundamentals of Human Communication
3
Specific Program Requirements
EMS 100 Basic Emergency Care 1
DENA 101 Body Structure and Function 2
DENA 102 Head and Neck Anatomy 2
DENA 103 Dental Anatomy 2
DENA 104 Dental and Medical Emergencies and Pharmacology 2
DENA 105 Dental Materials I 2.5
DENA 108 Oral Microbiology & Infection Control 1.5
DENA 110 Chairside Assisting I 5
DENA 115 Dental Radiology I 4
DENA 125 Clinical Experience I 2
DENA 205 Dental Materials II 3
DENA 210 Chairside Assisting II 5
DENA 215 Dental Radiology II 2
DENA 225 Dental Office Management 2
DENA 230 Oral Pathology 1
DENA 250 Clinical Experience II 4
DENA 260 Dental Assisting Seminar 2
Total Credit Hours Required 74-78