Dental Assisting Admissions
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 chair-side 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.
Perry Health Sciences Admissions
Ready to get started at Wake Tech? Follow these steps to begin:
- Apply to Wake Tech
- Complete the mandatory Dental Assisting information session.
- Apply for financial aid and veterans benefits (if applicable)
- Once admitted, follow the steps to enroll on the New Student Checklist
- Submit the Dental Assisting program application to [email protected] by May 15.
The Dental Assisting program begins in the Fall semester only, and acceptance 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.
Once accepted into the Dental Assisting program, students are required to attend a mandatory departmental orientation and complete all clinical site requirements. Registration for DEN classes occurs after the mandatory department orientation.