Dental Assistant Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Dental Assistant program at RCTC, students will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of dental terminology and the dental sciences.
  • Collect systematically and record accurately diagnostic and clinical data.
  • Employ current principles of effective chairside assisting for general and dental specialty procedures and dental/medical emergencies.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing expanded functions for Minnesota licensed dental assistants.
  • Implement current principles and guidelines of dental infection control, aseptic techniques and hazards management.
  • Prepare and manipulate chairside and dental laboratory materials and fabricate dental models, trays and appliances.
  • Provide oral health instruction to dental patients and community groups.
  • Perform effectively patient reception and dental business office procedures.
  • Communicate effectively and establish positive working relationships with patients and members of the dental health care team.
  • Function in a responsible, professional and ethical manner.