The dental assisting program offers the academic preparation and clinical training necessary to secure employment as a dental assistant. Dental assistants are employed by dentists in general and specialty practices as well as hospital dental clinics.
The program includes clinical experience in all phases of dentistry while rotating through departments at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and private dental offices.
Upon successful completion of DAS 105, students are eligible to apply to take the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) Exam. Upon successful completion of the Dental Assisting Program, national DANB certificaton may be earned as a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) upon successful completion of the DANB Infection Control (ICE) Exam and General Chairside (GC) Exam.
The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The commission is a special accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-2719 or at 211 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60611.
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