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:
150 hours of clinical training includes:
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: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/rpp/tec/board/dent_stand/credential_services.pdf
Cost: $5,299 + textbooks (approx. $400); 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 [email protected].
The Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) has officially recognized Warren Community College’s Dental Assisting program as meeting the National Entry Level Dental Assistant education eligibility, which will allow our graduates to sit for the NELDA certification examination. DANB’s NELDA certification is composed of three component exams: Radiation Health and Safety (RHS); Infection Control (ICE); and Anatomy, Morphology and Physiology (AMP). Students must pass these three component exams in order to be eligible for the NELDA certification. This is an important stepping stone towards future CDA certification.