Dental Assisting Program | Warren County Community College
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Dental Assisting Program


This 579-hour comprehensive dental assisting program prepares the student for chairside assisting in the dental office. Students are in class three days a week and the clinical setting two days.

From Sept-November classes are held 9 am-3 pm on T/W/F. From December to April classes are held 9 am-3 pm T/W/F and in the Clinical Rotations (Hours to be determined) on Mondays and Thursdays.

429 hours of classroom training includes:

Dental Assisting

  • Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Dental Anatomy & Tooth Morphology
  • Patient Care & Preparation
  • Preventive Dentistry & Infection Control
  • Restorative Dentistry & Special Procedures
  • Front Desk Management

Dental Radiology

  • Principles of Radiology and application
  • Upon completion of the class, students sit for the DANB examination for Radiology and apply for NJ State Dental Radiology Licensure

150 hours of clinical training includes:

  • Assignment to a general dental office
  • Sitting chairside, performing 4-handed dentistry
  • Placing, exposing, and processing X-Rays
  • One day rotation through each of the following specialty offices: Periodontal, Pediatric, Oral Surgery, and Orthodontic

Requirements for admission: 18 years of age, HS Diploma or equivalent**, must schedule a personal interview with the program director and must pass a criminal history background check.

**Applicants with foreign education diploma must be translated and evaluated for equivalency to at least a high school education received in the United States. Click here for a listing of organizations that help evaluate foreign credentials for United States equivalency:

Cost: $5,299 + textbooks (approx. $375); Financial Assistance may be available to those who qualify.

To schedule an interview, please contact: Dr. Marianne Van Deursen at (908) 835-2430 or by email at

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Warren County Community College
475 Route 57 West
Washington NJ 07882
(908) 835-WCCC (9222)