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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Must take the COMPASS test before entering program or being placed on the pre-registration list.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Ability to read, write and converse in English.
  • Students must complete and pass a Nationwide criminal background check within 3 months prior to admission into the program at https://certifiedbackground.com (use package code EO81DA). 
  • Students must meet vaccination and program specified health requirements in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control  Healthcare Provider immunization guidelines including the submission of original lab results, x-ray reports and immunization records which are dated and signed by their healthcare provider. For more information, please click here.
  • Health insurance, both injury and sickness, is required for participation in the program.
  • Current (within one year) evaluation by a physician or nurse practitioner to ensure student and patient safety. The evaluation should address the following areas in respect to the student's ability to perform the laboratory skills and clinical responsibilities related to becoming a Dental Assistant:
    • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and to reach overhead.
    • Ability to stand or walk for long periods.

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