Dental Assisting Program | Warren County Community College

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. $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 Only Program with NELDA Certification in Warren, Sussex, or Morris County!

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.



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