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Dental Assisting

The Dental Assisting Program prepares the student to function effectively as an integral member of the dental health team and perform chairside assisting and related office and laboratory procedures under the direct supervision of a dentist.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Dental Assisting program, plan on attending a pre-admission conference or go through the Pre-Admission Conference Presentation.  If you are planning on applying, print out the verification page of this presentation and attach it to your program application. 

Credential Opportunities


Application Deadline

 The application deadline for the Dental Assisting program is March 1.

Length of Program:

Two semesters (fall and spring) 

Admission Requirements

There are selective admissions requirements for this program.  Please consult WKCTC's general admission requirements.


The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation  [and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”]. 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.

Professional Organization

American Dental Assistants Association 

Contact Information:

Carrie Hopper
Dental Assisting Program Coordinator