Dental Assisting

Comprehensive List of Dental Assisting Program Information

This comprehensive list provides the applicant with information regarding the Dental Assisting program. Specific program information regarding program of study, accreditation, admission requirements, and projected program cost are also available.

Program Information


Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Dental Assisting Goals and Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. To provide the learning content and experiences and supportive environment that will enable students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to:
      • Assist at chairside in four-handed dentistry with all procedures common to general practice.
      • Provide clinical support functions and emergency care.
      • Perform basic business office and dental laboratory procedures.
      • Provide diagnostic aids and oral health instruction.
      • Protect the health and safety of the dental team and patients.
      • Practice ethically and within the laws and regulations for local, state, and federal agencies.
  2. To maintain program accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association for quality assurance.
  3. To maintain a partnership with the local dental community fostered by giving and receiving assistance in job placement, continuing education, community service, consultation and by providing qualified DAIIs.
  4. To assess program outcomes regularly via formal and informal mechanisms and to utilize the results for perpetual program revision and improvement.
  5. To uphold the values of the college for excellence in education, accountability, accessibility, lifelong learning, concern for students, effective management, intellectual orientation, and personal development.



Program Costs


Skills Our Graduates Demonstrate
  • Dental Radiographs
  • Sealants
  • Coronal Polish
  • Preliminary Impressions/Digital Impressions
  • Disinfection/Sterilization
  • Place temporary restorations
  • Remove sutures
  • Place and remove ligature wires/ elastics
  • Place and remove separators
  • Place and remove matrix bands and wedges
  • Place and remove Dental Dam
  • Place and Remove Arch Wires
  • Fabricate bleaching trays
  • Fabricate nightguard
  • Fabricate provisional crowns
  • Place fluoride
  • Oral Health Education
  • Place desensitizing agents
  • Etch and bond teeth
  • Manipulation of dental materials
Graduate Employment Opportunities
  • Private or Corporate Dental Office
  • Hospital Dental Clinic
  • Health Department
  • Dental Supply/Equipment Sales
  • Dental Laboratory
  • Dental Insurance Company
  • Prison Dental Clinic
  • Education