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Dental Assisting - Curriculum

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

The Dental Assisting curriculum consists of classroom and clinical coursework offered during weekday hours. All course work must be completed within four semesters from initial registration in the program.

CURRICULUM
(9 Month Program)

All students are required to complete a total 10 credits of General Education coursework.

PLEASE NOTE:

All Science/Lab courses must have been completed within five years or less in order to qualify for acceptance into the Dental Assisting Program

General Education Requirements

 

*Anatomy & Physiology I

4 Credits

*English Composition I

3 Credits

*Psychology

3 Credits

Credits prior to professional course work

10 Credits

 

*Although A&P I is not a prerequisite for admission to the Program, A&P I must be completed with a grade of "C" or above prior to the start of the dental coursework in January.

For Course Requirements for Graduation, please click on the following link: http://coursecatalog.rutgers.edu/

COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

Students are required to attend classes on multiple campuses. Some courses may be web-enhanced. Students must have access to a computer and internet.

Students are requiured to check email daily. Majority of supplemental course materials are posted on line.

Criminal background checks are performed by the State Board of Dentistry of New Jersey prior to licensure.

* Core course work transferable to Dental Hygiene Program within 2 years of graduation from Rutgers Dental Assisting Program with a grade "C" or above.

** If individuals wish to apply to the Dental Hygiene Program, please review all prerequisite requirements.

 

 

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