Graduates are required to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination (DANB), a national certification exam to become certified dental assistants. The Expanded
Duty Dental Assisting Program is accredited without reporting by:
American Dental Association
Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Expanded duty dental assisting (EDDA) students develop skills to receive and to prepare the patient for treatment, to prepare dental instrument setups, and to assist a licensed dentist in the treatment of patients. As an office manager, the dental assistant is a liaison between the dentist and patients. Students work in a simulated dental office in the fall and spring semesters on campus to gain clinical skills. Clinical experience is gained in all three terms by rotations in local dental offices.
Professional opportunities include chairside dental assistant, receptionist, oral surgery assistant, orthodontic assistant, pediatric dental assistant, endodontist assistant, periodontist assistant and office manager.