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The HCC Dental Assisting Program offers a low cost option for its Students! The cost of the program is approximately $5,000.00 (including books and uniforms).
The HCC Dental Assisting Program is recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and teaches all of the Florida Expanded Functions.
A career in dental assisting offers many career options. In addition to assisting the dentist during a variety of procedures, other expanded duties are assigned to the Florida dental assistant such as exposing and processing radiographs, fabricating temporary crowns, and taking impressions for study models. The duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office. The dental assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills.
The graduate of HCC’s dental assisting program will be prepared to take the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) and upon passing, the graduate will carry the credential of Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) The CDA credential will require 12 hours of continuing education every year. Becoming a Certified Dental Assistant assures the public that the dental assistant is prepare to assist competently in the provision of dental care. The HCC program is 12 months.
The demand for dental assistants in the Hillsborough County area is very high. Career options include both full-time and part-time positions. Dental offices are interesting, pleasant, people –oriented environments in which to work.
Hillsborough Community College Dental Assisting Program, an accredited educational site by the American Dental Association, is dedicated to providing accessible, high quality, affordable education in a superior, innovative learning environment to students. We will provide the education and training necessary for dental assistants to work in all of the dental community. The program will take a leadership role for educating dental assistants that will add to the growth and economic development of the Tampa Bay area and the state of Florida.
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This page last updated May 30, 2016
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