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Careers in the Dental Profession
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  • Provide a needed health service
  • Create healthy smiles
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HVCC Dental Hygiene Program


Dental Hygiene
Hudson Valley Community College offers a 2 year program in Dental Hygiene.
Check HVCC for information and requirements

Dental Assisting

Hudson Valley Community College Certificate Program

This one-year online Dental Assisting certificate program prepares those who are new to the profession to perform a variety of tasks in dental offices, including sterilization of instruments, setting up dental materials and performing office duties.

This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation and satisfies all requirements set by New York State to become a Licensed Registered Dental Assistant (RDA).


Alternative Dental Assisting Program (ADAP)

This self-paced program is designed specifically for the experience, unlicensed dental assistant and will focus on all required course content areas as prescribed by the NYS Education Department. This course will provide adequate preparation to take the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board. Check HVCC for details


Check HVCC Dental Hygiene Department for details.

Ulster BOCES 175 Route 32N, New Paltz 845-331-6680 offers Dental Assisting-Adult Education (also offered in an independent study format) 

Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)

For those dental assistants who meet the eligibility and exam requirements, certification may be earned in one or more of the following areas: Visit

Certified Dental Assistant CDA

Certified Orthodontic Assistant COA

Certified Preventive Dental Assistant CPDATM



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