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The Dental Assistant program at DACC is nationally accredited by

the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Program

Accreditation. It is also recognized by the New Mexico State Board

of Dentistry as a continuing-education provider.


Curriculum & Classes Required

The following classes are pre-requisites for the program and it is recommended they be completed before application to the program:


                                ENGL 111G         Rhetoric and Composition
                                OECS 101           Computer Basics OR
                                OECS 105           Introduction to Microcomputers OR

                                C S   110             Computer Science

(English and Computer classes must be completed with a "C" or better in order for application to qualify.  Other classes can be incourse of the program, or after program core classes are compleded.)  

                                COMM 253G        Public Speaking OR
                                COMM 265G        Principles of Human Communication

                                PSY 201 G           Introduction to Psychology
                                AHS 225               Nutrition for Health Care OR
                                HNDS 163            Nutrition for Health

If you have already completed these pre-requisites you may want to take the classes listed below to enhance your knowledge: (Enhancement classes)

                                DAS 101         Introduction to Dental Assisting

                                DAS 131         Dental Office Management I

                                DAS 133         Dental Office Management II

                                AHS 120         Medical Terminology

                                COLL 101       College Success

                                COLL 201       Critical Thinking

                                HLS 150          Personal Health and Wellness


Preference will be given to students who have successfully completed DAS 101, DAS 131 & DAS 133.