What is Dental Assisting?
A Dental Assistant functions effectively as an integral member of the dental health team and performs chairside assisting and related office and laboratory procedures under the direct supervision of a dentist.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Dental Assisting program, plan on attending a pre-admission conference or contact the program coordinator.
What are my career choices?
An example of workplaces in your local area:
- Dental offices
- Public Health Clinics
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Dental Assisting | Download the academic plan
Diploma programs are usually short-term and less comprehensive than associate's degree programs. WKCTC offers diploma programs as educational opportunities for students who aren't pursuing full-time degrees. Diploma programs usually consist of several courses in a specific subject area or skill and can lead you toward entry-level employment in a professional field.
How do I apply for this program?
The application deadline for the dental assisting program is April 1. Download the Application Packet
Submit verification of attendance at a Pre-Admission Conference. The pre-admission conferences are scheduled each month from September to February (December excluded) at 3:30pm CST in the WKCTC Anderson Technical Building Room 238:
- Dates for 2019-2020:
- September 18, 2019
- October 16, 2019
- November 20, 2019
- January 15, 2020
- February 19, 2020
- March 18, 2020
- September 18, 2019
If you are unable to physically attend one of the scheduled pre-admission conferences,
Carrie Hopper, Dental Assisting Program Coordinator
At 270-534-3412 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of students accepted: 12
Verification of attendance at a pre-admission conference must be on file. Pre-admission conferences are offered the 3rd Wednesday of each month from September to March (excluding December). If you are unable to attend a pre-admission conference, you may contact the program coordinator to schedule a conference.
Length of Program
The Dental Assisting program is completed in a fall and spring semester.
Additional Resources / Training
- Dental Assistant Application Packet
- Download HIPAA Training Information
- Download Bloodborne Pathogens Training Information
- Visit CastleBranch
- Commission on Dental Accreditation - Posting Form for Third Party Comments
The Dental Assisting program is accredited through the Commission on Dental
Accreditation. The program will be going through its on-site accreditation on
October 23 & 24, 2019. The Deadline to submit comments is August 24, 2019.
Accreditation / Program Success
The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of approval without reporting requirements]. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.
|DANB Results 2014-2019|
|2014||100% 15/15||100% 15/15||100% 15/15||100% 15/15|
|2015||100% (16/16)||100% (16/16)||100% (16/16)||100% (16/16)|
|2016||100% (17/17)||100% (17/17)||100% (17/17)||100% (17/17)|
|2017||100% (13/13)||100% (13/13)||92% (12/13)||92% (12/13)|
|2018||100% (11/11)||100% (11/11)||100% (11/11)||100% (11/11)|
|2019||100% (14/14)||100% (14/14)||93% (13/14)||93% (13/14)|
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.