Dental Assisting A.A.S. Degree

Dental Assisting Program Overview

Dental Assisting education at Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) offers courses of study leading to a Certificate and/or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Assisting. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Education of the American Dental Association. OTC's accredited dental assisting program is structured to prepare students for the Certified Dental Assisting (CDA) examination. All states recognize the CDA credential. The dental assistant is a responsible and valuable member of the dental health care team. A graduate from the OTC Dental Assisting Program is prepared for employment opportunities in general and specialty dental offices as well as in public health.

Students may take the "Program Specific Courses" only after they have been admitted into the program. A separate application process is required for acceptance into this program. A new class begins each fall semester. The application deadline for the program is June 15. Contact the Allied Health Office at 417-447-8954 for an application packet.