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Open Door Grant Program

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Program Overview

The Dental Assisting Technology & Management Program provides students with the essential experience, knowledge and skills required for entry-level employment within the dental industry. Students learn a broad scope of dental procedures, perform office management functions, and provide patient support. Students are taught to perform, related laboratory and office procedures and all delegable expanded functions permitted in Florida. Instruction includes lectures/laboratory coursework, hands-on clinical experience, and formal clinical internships.

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  • Short Program Time

    This program takes 1 year or less.

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Program Details

The Dental Assisting Technology & Management Program is a Career Technical Certificate program that is three semesters of study requiring 41 CTE credits (1230 contact hours).

The Dental Assisting Technology & Management Program provides learning experiences that enable the student to acquire and assimilate the essential skills to become integral members of the dental team. This program is highly demanding, and students are therefore more successful if they do not work while in the program. If students must work for financial support, the program strongly recommends a limit of 20 hours of employment per week. Students should also consider family responsibilities before committing to a full-time accelerated program.

To facilitate the clinical portion of the program, students are assigned to a clinical facility within Miami-Dade County. Students are responsible for their own transportation to the campus and to various agencies in the community to which they are assigned for clinical experiences. Students enrolled in the clinical portion of the program are required to complete the Miami Dade College Student Health Record and criminal background check process.

Areas of Study:
  • Dental Radiology
  • Expanded Functions
  • Dental Anatomy
  • Dental Materials

Program Location

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New Student Center - Room 1113

Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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