Dental Assisting

Dental AssistingPublic Notice: Indian Hills Community College has applied for accreditation from the Commission on Dental Accreditation for the Dental Assisting program. Any member of the public wishing to make a comment or complaint regarding the accreditation process may direct them to the Commission. All comments/complaints must be received in writing and postmarked no later than May 15, 2014 and mailed to the following address: Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.

The Dental Assisting program is designed to prepare individuals to assist with patient care, take and process dental radiographs, prepare tray setups for dental procedures, maintain infection control and hazardous waste protocols, and perform office administrative functions.

Graduates of the IHCC Dental Assisting program will be eligible to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). For dental assistants who meet the eligibility and exam requirements, national DANB certification may be earned as a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA).

The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. 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 Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

Program Details

Campus: Ottumwa
Entry: Fall Term
Length: 4 terms (12 months)
Program: Diploma

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Carol Sexton–White, Program Director
phone: (641) 683-5298 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5298

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