The profession of Dental Assisting dates back to 1885, when Dr. C. Edmund Kells hired the first "lady assistant" to act in an efficient and gentle capacity, while being attentive to patients. Today, the Dental Assistant allows the dentist to be more productive and efficient in the delivery of dental care to millions of patients every day.
Dental Assistants are called upon to assist in the delivery of care by performing tasks such as instrument exchange, oral evacuation, mixing materials, taking impressions, and pouring them into models, taking and developing radiographs, and placing sealants. Dental Assistants also make and cement temporary crowns and bridges, triage emergency patients and initial exam patients, and work in the capacity of the business office personnel.
The Dental Assisting program is a diploma program.
CLICK HERE to find the Dental Assisting program academic sequencing and fact sheet.
Individual course descriptions may be found by clicking HERE.
If you believe you would be interested in our joining the Dental Assistant professionals, please contact FTCC.
Department Chair: Sandra Walker, Telephone: (910) 678-8574, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: (910) 678-8254