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Dental Assisting is an exciting career for an individual to pursue. As a member of the dental health team, the dental assistant has the unique opportunity to participate in a challenging and rewarding field of the dental profession. The employment opportunities available to dental assistants are excellent. Dental assistants may choose to pursue a career in general dentistry and specialty offices, public health dentistry, armed forces, industry, sales, or education.
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.
The Dental Assisting Program has established and defined program competencies. These competencies are met at varying levels of development throughout the dental assisting curriculum. Identified program competencies have been assigned to every dental assisting course in the curriculum. The goal is for the student to become competent with all program competencies upon completion of the dental assisting program.