Dental Assisting Program Goals

Dental Assisting Program Goals

  1. To provide a student-centered teaching environment that engages the students as active learners.
  2. To educate dental assisting students in the ethical, legal, and competent practice of dental assisting.
  3. To comprehensively prepare students to assist the dentist in the delivery of dental treatment.
  4. To prepare students to function as integral members of the dental team while performing chairside and related office and laboratory procedures.
  5. To prepare dental assistants with the interpersonal skills and necessary competencies to provide patient-centered care.
  6. To educate students on current technologies and the skills necessary to adapt to a rapidly changing healthcare system.
  7. To engage students in the promotion of dental health ideals through service to the community and involvement with professional organizations.