Major: Dental Assisting at Northern Virginia Community College

The Certificate in Dental Assisting is part of the Dental Assisting/Assistant program at Northern Virginia Community College

This curriculum is designed to prepare students to perform chairside assisting, minor laboratory, and basic office procedures. Students learn the theory and skills to assist in the dental operatory through course work in the areas of chairside assisting, radiology, dental materials, dental and biomedical sciences, as well as clinical practice. Graduates can perform certain additional tasks allowing them to become productive and valued members of the dental health team. Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board Examination (DANB). After successful completion of this examination, the credential Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) is awarded.

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VCCS Plan Code:1200
CIP Code:51.0601

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