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NEW DENTAL ASSISTING COURSE

INTRODUCTION TO CLINCIAL DENTAL ASSISTING (ICDA), effective January 2015. Credit Load increased by 3 credits, with a total of 36 credits.

NOTE:  ONLY RUTGERS ALLIED DENTAL EDUCATION COURSES WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR TRANSFER INTO DENTAL HYGIENE WITHIN TWO (2) YEARS OF COMPLETION OF RUTGERS ALLIED DENTAL EDUCATION COURSES.

Dental Assisting applicants  may  apply directly to SHRP Office of Enrollment Services for Admission to the Program. The application deadline is April 1st, annually. Applications must be submitted to one of the affilate Schools of choice.

Instructions on applying to the program can be obtained by going to the Enrollment Services section of the SHRP website.

The following courses must be completed with a grade of C or above by the start of the dental profession phase of the Program, in January: A&P 1 (4 credits with lab) must be completed by January.English I, (3 credits), Psychology I (3 credits) must be completed by graduation.

A high school diploma or its recognized equivalency with a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) is required for admission into the program. Applicants are rank ordered according to GPA. All basic skills requirements must have been completed prior to entry into the program. Those persons who lack certain basic skills will have to complete the indicated remedial courses and demonstrate competence in all basic skills PRIOR to beginning the Program in January. In addition, scores from the New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Test must be forwarded for review.

Official transcripts must be submitted to document successful completion of required coursework. "

Students must have access to a Computer and internet.

There are no restrictions placed on prospective applicants because of their color, creed, race, sex, age, marital status, or national origin. Admission of disabled students is governed by the University Policy regarding disabled persons. Rutgers SHRP recognizes the value of diversity and is committed to providing appropriate support for its student body.

Program Technical Standards

The following standards pertain to particular cognitive, motor, and behavioral and social skills that are associated with the educational process of the allied health program that you plan to pursue.

  • A. Attend and participate in didactic and clinical education and training, on and off campus
    B. Participate in patient assessment and evaluation
    C. Gather and report data
    D. Participate in invasive and non-invasive procedures
    E. Participate in patient education and supportive care
    F. Participate in emergency care
    G. Develop medical ethics and understand medical-legal concepts
    H. Work lengthy and irregular hours attending to patients
    I. Develop and exhibit professional ethical demeanor
    J. Participate in co-educational peer physical examination practicum
    K. Perform frequent practical, oral and written examination and/or demonstration.

    For more information, contact the following affiliate Admissions Offices:

  • Brookdale Community College:
    Ms. Beth Stryker (732) 224-2330 bstryker@brookdale.cc.nj.us
  • Essex County College:
    Ms. Robbyn Graham (973) 877- 1865  rgraham1@essex.edu
  • Ocean County College
    Ms. Mary Fennessy (732) 255-0400 ext. 2423  mfennessy@ocean.edu
  • Raritan Valley Community College
    Ms. Kathleen E. Michell (908) 526-1200 Ext. 8629 kmichell@raritanval.edu
  • Thomas Edison State College, To apply contact- (973) 972-5454
    To Request General Information:1 (888) 442-8372- by email: info@tesc.edu

  • Union County College: Admissions@ucc.edu (908) 709-7596

Applicants for Thomas Edison State College, MUST Apply through

Rutgers SHRP, Office of Enrollment Services - Admissions (973) 972-5336

Enrollment Services

SHRP ADMISSIONS FREQUENTLEY ASKED QUESTIONS:

http://shrp.rutgers.edu/admissions/index.html

SHRP Catalog:

http://shrp.rutgers.edu/general/virtualCatalog/index.html

Test of English Foreign Language Examination (TOEFL)

To insure that persons admitted to the Dental Assisting Program are sufficiently fluent in the English language to facilitate learning at the college level, a foreign applicant must score a minimum of 550 (written) and 79/80 (Internet) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

 

 

 

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