|The dental assistant takes on significant responsibility as a member of the dental health care team. Assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team. If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind and want a career with responsibility, dental assisting is for you.||
The Dental Assisting Program is founded on humanistic teaching, service, scholarly endeavors, and patient care. The learning environment should stimulate the discovery of new knowledge, techniques, and service that contribute to the holistic health of the public as well as the growth of the dental assisting profession. The faculty’s primary responsibilities are to provide comprehensive approaches to student development that include and encourage critical, independent, and professional thinking. Ultimately the Department is committed to providing educational programs for a culturally diverse student population to optimize each individual’s growth.