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The Dental Assisting Curriculum prepares individuals to assist the dentist in delivering dental treatment and to function as integral members of the dental team while performing chairside and related office and laboratory procedures.



The following requirements must be completed to be admitted as a Pre-Dental student:

Step #1

Complete an ACC Admission Application - Apply Today!

  • High School Transcript or equivalent
  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary education
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 on previous college work
  • Placement Testing or approved waiver

Step #2

Attend a mandatory Dental Assisting information session

Step #3

Meet with a health science advisor


Step #4

Complete your Dental Assisting Application


Students are admitted under the Associate in General Education Degree until they have met admissions requirements and are ready to apply and compete for a seat in the Dental Assisting program. 

In order to academically compete for a seat in the Dental Assisting program, a student must complete the Dental Assisting Selective Admission Application. 

All minimum requirements listed in Phase I must be successfully completed before a student can apply and compete for a seat in the program. The details of this process and the criteria used to rank a student will be covered in detail at the mandatory Dental Assisting information session.

Please note that high school students seeking admission must meet the same criteria as a non-high school student.

Dental Assisting is limited enrollment, which means students must apply for the program. There are specific admission criteria, a separate admission application, and ranking processes that determine who will be admitted to the program.

Students who are admitted to the Dental Assisting program must be full-time students and follow the semester-by-semester curriculum plan. 



UNC/ACC Application
  Due Oct. 20
ACC Application
April 4



CODA Accreditation: The Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association (ADA), 211 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611, 1-800-621-8099. www.ada.orgz