Undergraduate Certificate in Dental Assistant

The Undergraduate Certificate in Dental Assistant is a 33-credit program jointly sponsored by the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions and Thomas Edison State College and designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for acquiring Dental Assistant credentials. Dental assistants’ occupational duties encompass preparing patients for treatment, preparing instruments for operations, supporting treatment, providing patient instructions and performing laboratory function.


Required Courses Credits
English Composition 3
Principles of Psychology 3
Anatomy & Physiology 4
Dental Head & Neck Anatomy 3
Intro to the Dental Profession 4
Medical Emergencies 1
Dental Materials 3
Dental Specialties I 1
Dental Health Education 1
Dental Radiology 3
Practice Management 1
Dental Science 2
Clinical Assisting 3
Internship 1
Total 33

For more information about this program, call (609) 984-1130, ext. 3197.



Leverage Your Training

Have you earned a professional license or certification, or acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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