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2017-2018 Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dental Assisting Technology


(TC-DAT; AAS-DAT)

Program Description:


The Dental Assisting curriculum is a program of study designed to prepare the student for employment and advancement in the dental assisting field. The program includes lecture hours, lab hours, and supervised clinical experiences. In the clinical experiences, the student will assist the dentist at chairside in private offices and agency dental clinics. Graduates may become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) upon passing the certification examination offered by the Dental Assisting National Board. This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2678. Phone: 312.440.2500. www.ada.org.

Campus Location:


Jackson Campus - Nursing/Allied Health Center - 601.376.4810

**Completion Award: Technical Certificate in Dental Assisting Technology (One Year) 47 SH


4th Semester


  • 3 SH
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 SH
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 SH
  • Mathematics/Science Electives 6 SH
  • Computer Applications Elective 3-4 SH*

Total: 18-19 SH


**Completion Award: Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting Technology 65-66 SH


Progression/Graduation Requirements:

  1. All required courses must be completed with a "C" or above.
  2. Students are required to take the Dental Assisting National Board exams during the second and third semesters of the program.

**Additional Graduation Requirement:

  • Orientation - Any student (first-time, transfer, and part-time) who begins at Hinds Fall 2007 and later will be required to take Orientation (LLS 1312 /RST 1312 ) to graduate from the College. Exception: Orientation credit (1-3 hrs) transferred to Hinds from another college will satisfy our orientation requirement.

**Completion Award: Technical Certificate in Dental Assisting Technology (One Year) 47 SH


4th Semester


  • 3 SH
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 SH
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 SH
  • Mathematics/Science Electives 6 SH
  • Computer Applications Elective 3-4 SH*

Total: 18-19 SH


**Completion Award: Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting Technology 65-66 SH



Progression/Graduation Requirements:

  1. All required courses must be completed with a "C" or above.
  2. Students are required to take the Dental Assisting National Board exams during the second and third semesters of the program.

**Additional Graduation Requirement:

  • Orientation - Any student (first-time, transfer, and part-time) who begins at Hinds Fall 2007 and later will be required to take Orientation (LLS 1312 /RST 1312 ) to graduate from the College. Exception: Orientation credit (1-3 hrs) transferred to Hinds from another college will satisfy our orientation requirement.