Sep 22, 2020  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
2020-2021 Course Catalog

Dental Assisting (DEACE)

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Award: Certificate of Achievement
Pathway to Associate Degree: Professional Health Studies - Dental Assisting (PHSDO)
Program Location: South Omaha Campus

This certificate teaches basic knowledge of all facets of dental assisting and develops a strong background in the care and restoration of the oral cavity and a working knowledge of all chairside and laboratory equipment and its care.

This program has special admission requirements. Contact Student Services for more information and to obtain a current admission information packet.

All required classes for the DEACE degree must have a grade of C or better to graduate from the program.

Graduation Requirements
General Education: 13.5
Major Requirements: 68.0
Total credit hours required: 81.5


General Education Requirements (13.5 credit hrs.)


Social Sciences

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Quantitative/Numeracy Skills

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MATH 1315  or higher should be taken by students seeking the Professional Health Studies option or by students who want a transfer math course.


The dental assisting curriculum is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation for the American Dental Association.

Students who successfully complete the Dental Assisting program can earn the Professional Health Studies degree by fulfilling the additional 24.0 credit hours in general education requirements.

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