Dental Assisting - Dental Practice Management

Associate in Science

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This Associate in Science degree encompasses a multitude of career opportunities. The degree combines completion of the Applied Technology Degree in Dental Assisting (50 credits) and continues with a specialization in Dental Office Management.

It provides skills in communication, business, computers and management that can be used in areas such as dental products representative, dental office management and education in dental assisting programs.

Students may complete the required 20 credit general education courses before or after completion of the Applied Technology Diploma but not concurrently with the dental assisting courses. The A.S. degree in Dental Assisting Technology and Management is 70 credits. 

Information Sessions are mandatory to apply to the program. Click for schedule.

A limited access program is one in which both program admission and course registration are restricted to a certain number of students meeting predetermined criteria. Limited access status is justified when student demand exceeds available resources or accreditation requirements (i.e., student/faculty ratios, instructional facilities and equipment, clinical sites) or the nature of the program calls for specific admission requirements. Limited access programs have admissions processes and criteria beyond general college admissions. While any student meeting the minimum criteria is encouraged to apply, not all applicants may be accepted.

Criteria for Application

  • Attendance at an in-person Information Session.
  • High school diploma.
  • Admission to the College of Central Florida.
  • Application to the Dental Assisting program.
  • Minimum scores of 608 in Language, 597 in Reading and 627 in Math on the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education)
  • Completion of the Psychological Services Bureau (PSB-RN) exam.
  • Completion and documentation of eight hours of chairside observation with a dental assistant.
  • One-page paper on observation experience.
  • The Associate in Science also requires the PERT/ACT/SAT test for general educational courses.

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