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Dental Assisting (DAS) Program Information



Curriculum Accreditation  


Registered Dental Assistants are licensed healthcare professionals who administer direct restorative and preventive dental services to dental patients, under the supervision of a licensed dentist. Registered Dental Assistants are unique members of the dental healthcare team as they care for their patients providing a variety of services. The Registered Dental Assistant, licensed by the state of Michigan, is able to place, pack and carve amalgam restorations; inspect and chart the oral cavity; expose, process, and mount dental radiographs; remove sutures; size and place temporary fillings and crowns; perform selective coronal polish; capture vital signs; achieve pulp vitality tests; apply fluoride and dental sealants; as well as place and remove a dental dam, periodontal dressing, and retraction cords. Additionally, a Registered Dental Assistant can assist the doctor at chairside, relate home healthcare instructions to patients, prepare instruments and operatories for sterilization and disinfection, as well as perform the role of an administrative assistant. The profession blends technical skills with people skills.

Successful completion of this program allows the individual to sit for two board exams: (1) the State of Michigan Board Exam, to earn the credential RDA, Registered Dental Assistant, and (2) the Dental Assisting National Board Exam to earn the credential CDA, Certified Dental Assistant.


This program is offered on the following campus: Clinton Township (CT)
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Dental Assisting (DAS) Program (CERT)

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Program Waiver / Handbook

Program Mission & Outcomes

Course Student Learning Outcomes

Academic Plan

Background Check Requirements

No Background Check required.


Additional Program Information

Limited Enrollment Program Information

Application Semester: Summer     Health Science Limited Enrollment Application Summer 2019

Admission Exam: Test of Required Academic Skills (TEAS), 100% of ranking

Additional Information:  Health Science Limited Enrollment Program

Note:  If you are a new transfer student or currently completing a required course at another institution, you must request an Official Transcript be sent to Baker College.  Your Official Transcript must be received by 5:00 pm the last Friday of the semester.  If you have previously provided your Official Transcript, you do not need to supply it again.



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