Careers in the Dental Profession
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- 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 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
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
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 DANB.org
• Certified Dental Assistant – CDA®
• Certified Orthodontic Assistant – COA®
• Certified Preventive Dental Assistant – CPDATM
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