Dental Assisting

The Dental Assisting program prepares students to assist dentists in the delivery of dental treatment and to function as integral members of the dental team, performing chairside and related office and laboratory procedures. Coursework includes general studies, biomedical sciences, dental sciences, clinical sciences, and clinical practice. A combination of lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences provide students with knowledge in infection/hazard control, radiography, dental materials, preventive dentistry, and clinical procedures. Graduates may be eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination to become Certified Dental Assistants. As a Dental Assistant II, defined by the Dental Laws of North Carolina, graduates work in dental offices and other related areas.  

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Dental Assisting Admission Checklist


Ready to get started at Wake Tech? Follow the steps below to begin:

Acceptance into the Dental Assisting program is based on a competitive process – NOT a waiting list. When there are more applicants meeting admission requirements than available seats, those applicants with the highest number of points will be selected. 


Note: Wake Tech Community College is continuously evaluating admissions procedures and reserves the right to make changes as necessary.