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Dental Assisting Technology and Management

Dental assistants help others look and feel their best—working with dentists to help patients maintain and improve their oral health and quality of life. 

Once You Complete the Program

Dental assistants seek employment in a private dental office, dental school, hospital, clinic or public health setting where they set up equipment, sterilize instruments, and take radiographs and impressions. Students completing the dental assisting program can expect to take the  Dental Assisting National Board Exam (DANB) to become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA).

Getting Started

The Dental Assisting Technology and Management program is a selective admission program.  Students are selected based on criteria outlined in the Dental Assisting Application Book.

For more information, contact:
Zulihana Pascual
772-462-7530
zpascual@irsc.edu

Dental Assisting Program Information Sessions

Students interested in the Dental Assisting Technology and Management program, must attend a Dental Assisting Information Session at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce. Upcoming sessions:

Applying to the Dental Assisting Technology and Management Program

IRSC is accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Dental Assisting Technology and Management program. The application deadline is June 3, 2019.

New students must first complete the online Application for Admission.

New and returning students must also follow these directions to complete and submit the Dental Assisting Technology and Management Application prior to the application deadline.

  1. Sign into MyIRSC and enter your Student ID and PIN number.
  2. Go to Registration (blue menu bar) and select Health Science Application.
  3. Place a check mark in the I Agree Statement.
  4. In the Health Science Program box, select Dental Assisting and Technology and Management. Application Deadline: this automatically fills in the program deadline date.
  5. Select Submit. Select OK.
  6. Select Pay Fee Now and then Pay Now.
  7. Select Process For Payment.
  8. Select $30 application fee.
  9. Enter credit card details.
  10. Submit payment.

Accreditation

The Indian River State College Dental Assisting and Management program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

IRSC Dental Clinic and Services

The Dental programs at IRSC offer dental services for individuals seeking dental care.  Services are available to patients of all ages and are by appointment only.  IRSC Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene students are in training under the direction of experienced and licensed faculty which may result in longer appointment times.  Services are offered at reduced prices.  For more information or to make an appointment, please contact the IRSC Dental Clinic 772-462-7529.

Additional Program Information and Forms

HOSA

This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team.  Join now.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Dental Assisting Technology and Management

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

Associate of Science

With an Associate of Science Degree from IRSC, you’ll be well-prepared for a professional career as a dental assistant.

Dental Assisting Technology Management Applied Technology Diploma

Earn a valuable Applied Technology Diploma at the same time you’re completing an A.S. Degree—get double the value and additional credentials by completing these blocks of courses.

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