Careers in the Dental Profession
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- Join one of the most respected professions in the
- Provide a needed health service
- Create healthy smiles
Hudson Valley Community College offers a 2 year program in Dental Hygiene.
HVCC for information and
Hudson Valley Community College Certificate Program This one-year dental assisting
program prepares graduates for entry-level employment within the dental industry
and for all requirements to become a NYS Licensed certified dental assistant.
Check HVCC for details.
Alternative Dental Assisting Program
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
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 DANB.org
• Certified Dental Assistant – CDA®
• Certified Orthodontic Assistant – COA®
• Certified Preventive Dental Assistant – CPDATM
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