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Dental Assisting

Student being taught by their dental assisting instructor

Daytona State’s Dental Assisting students train using the latest technology available and can seamlessly apply their skills in the workplace. Graduates earn the Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (E.F.D.A.) credential required by the state of Florida and are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board examination to obtain the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) credential.

 

COVID-19 Updates for Application Submission
  1. 8 hrs observing a dental assistant is waived at this time, but will be required at a later date
  2. No Advisor signature will be required for those applying for 2020
  3. Attach transcripts to application. If you do not have access to printing, email them to Melissa.Brown-Mack@daytonastate.edu. In the Subject Line: Dental Assisting Program. If unable to submit, we request transcripts at a later date.
  4. Mail or Email Application to:

Daytona State College
Attention: Melissa Brown
Academic Advisor College of Health and Public Services
P.O. Box 2811
Daytona Beach, FL 32120-2811
Melissa.Brown-Mack@daytonastate.edu 

Applications are due the 3rd week of May!
DSC Dental Assisting Graduate Employment Rate is 98%!
What does a Dental Assistant do?
  • Reviews Medical History and Prepares for Medical Emergencies
  • Records Vital Signs
  • Takes Radiographs (x-rays) Advanced Imagery Techniques
  • Charts Existing Conditions
  • Educates Patients Oral and Dental Health
  • Obtains Impressions
  • Presents Patient Treatment Plans
  • Comforts Patient building patient’s trust which reduces fear
  • Assists Dentist with all Procedures
  • Designs Temporary Crowns and Bridges
  • Polishes Teeth and Places Sealants
  • Creates Whitening Trays
  • Complies with HIPAA/OSHA
  • Completes Sterilization and Disinfection Procedures
  • Performs Laboratory Procedures

 

Dental assistant student using a computer monitor to evaluate a patients teeth

 Dental Assistants are professionals who perform a variety of clinical and administrative procedures. The dental assistant is a valuable team member who contributes to the dental offices’ success and productivity. Students will learn a variety of dental procedures and practices using the most current materials and technology: take and analyze dental images, manage patient records, supplies, equipment, and infection control as well as assist with medical emergencies.

How to Apply

1. Read the application information packet
2. Complete 8 hours observing a dental assistant
3. Submit the application
   a. Completed and signed application
   b. Signed Observation form (found in the application information packet)
   c. Unofficial Transcripts


Please contact me, Leslie Fehl, Program Manager for additional information. I am excited to help you discover more about the dental assisting career!
Leslie.Fehl@daytonastate.edu

Dental assisting student working on a set of fake teeth
Professional Organizations and Resources

Commission on Dental Accreditation 
Learn why CODA accredited Dental Assisting Programs like DSC will make the difference in your dental assisting future.

American Dental Assistants Association 
Professional Association for members with national leadership opportunities and free continued dental education.

Florida Dental Assistants Association 
Learn about leadership opportunities in your state!

Dental Assisting National Board 
Learn about the credentialed Certified Dental Assistant.

DALE Foundation 
Here you will find numerous resources to help prepare for the Dental Assisting National Board examination to earn the credential Certified Dental Assistant.

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For any addional information contact:

Leslie D. Fehl, CDA, EFDA, B.S.
Manager, Associate Professor, Dental Assisting
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Building 320, Office 423
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Office: 386.506.3758
Fax: 386.506.3300
Leslie.Fehl@daytonastate.edu

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Last updated: 2020-07-21T14:02:16.52Z