DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCE: MAJOR IN EXPANDED-DUTY DENTAL ASSISTING Aiken Technical College
The Diploma in Applied Science with a Major in Expanded-Duty Dental Assisting prepares the student to work closely with the dentist as a chair-side assistant, office manager, and laboratory assistant providing preventative and restorative care. Students applying for any of the Health Science Programs must go through a separate application process after being admitted to the college. There are additional requirements in order to qualify for admission to each of these programs. The competitive admissions criteria are updated annually, and students should review the current information for changes in the admissions process. Information packets detailing the application process for each competitive admissions program are available on the ATC website. 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. Students will be required to participate in off-campus training in working clinical facilities and will need reliable transportation to get to these locations. Students may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens or infectious diseases when in the clinical setting and are required to follow written infection control protocol. Students may obtain a copy of policies associated with bloodborne pathogens and infectious disease by contacting the EDDA program director.