Programs of Study

Dental Assisting Program

The dental assisting program of Calhoun Community College is designed to develop the student's cognitive, affective, and psychomotor abilities to assist the dentist in a variety of skills including functioning safely and effectively in the dental operatory, laboratory, and with dental office management.  With these skills, the student will be able to enter the workforce and advance in the dental profession.  The job market for dental assisting continues to be in an upward growth pattern with over 90% of Calhoun's graduates currenly employed in the field. 

Students in the dental assisting program have two options: those enrolled in the Certificate program may complete their studies in one year, or a student may earn an Associate of Applied Science degree by completing one year and one semester of study.  All students are required to take the Dental Asssisting National Board (DANB) three-part Certified Dental Assistant examination. 

The Calhoun Community College program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and has been granted the accreditation status of approval with reporting requirements.  The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. 

Commission on Dental Accreditation 211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
or by calling 1-800-621-8099, extension 4653




2015 Dental Assisting Program Application
* DA Mission, Vision, Philosophy, Objectives.pdf
* DA Curriculum Plans.pdf
Contact Information.pdf
* Links to Dental Assisting Information.pdf
* Dental Assisting Essential Functions.pdf
* DA Frequently Asked Questions PLEASE READ

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