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2021 - 2022 Eastern Iowa Community College Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Eastern Iowa Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dental Assisting, Diploma

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Campus: Scott Community College

A Dental Assistant performs a wide range of tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills.  These individuals help the dentist at chairside and also perform functions such as polishing teeth, taking and developing dental radiographs, mixing materials, and sterilizing instruments.  Some assistants also manage the office and patient accounts, schedule appointments, and purchase supplies.  The dental assistant may seek career opportunities in private dental offices, research, teaching, clinics, hospitals, sales and insurance claims, and specialty practices such as orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, and oral surgery. The program provides a practicum in both general and specialty dental offices during the second and third semesters.

Students may also begin this program in the spring term with slight modifications to the course sequence.

The Dental Assisting program prepares students to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) examination and the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners Radiography, Infection Control, and Jurisprudence State Board examinations. See Professional Licensure for more information.

The program in Dental Assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association (ADA) [and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”]. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx.

In addition to the general admission requirements of the college, applicants to this program must meet specific program admission criteria. The application process and admission requirements for the Dental Assisting program can be found at www.eicc.edu/dental.

Plan of Study

Term Total: 18.00 Credits

Term Total: 19.00 Credits

Term Total: 9.00 Credits

Diploma Total: 46.00 Credits

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Debora J. Sullivan, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-3487, djsullivan@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois  60661-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

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