Northern Virginia Community College will be offering a one year certificate program in Dental Assisting. This program will prepare students with the knowledge and skills to perform chairside assisting duties, clinical supportive functions, business office procedures and radiographic techniques in the dental office. Students will receive hands-on training and have the opportunity to rotate through various dental offices in order to become proficient in chairside assisting duties. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board leading to the credential of a “Certified Dental Assistant” (CDA).
This is an “Accredited” day program that will start during the Fall 2013 semester and end after the P’ 6 weeks of Summer 2014 semester. If graduates wish to pursue a career in Dental Hygiene, they will receive experience credit for their successful completion of the Dental Assisting program as part of the admission process to the Dental Hygiene program.
Prerequisites and program requirements prior to admission:
- High school diploma or GED
- Successful completion of:
- ENG Ill College Composition (3 Credits)
- NAS 150 Human Biology with a grade of “B” or better (4 Credits)
- SDV 101 (1 Credit)
- BLS CPR from the American Heart Association, Criminal Background
- Check, Drug Screening, and Proof of Immunization Records
For more information please contact Ms. Friba Alizai at (703) 822-6627 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.