2016-2017 Catalog 
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2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dental Assisting Academic Credit Certificate - PROGRAM NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

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Brookdale is no longer accepting applications to this Certificate program.  For information on Dental Assisting programs, visit Rutgers at http://shp.rutgers.edu/dept/alliedental/dh/index.html.


Graduates of this certificate program will be able to:

  • Exhibit competency as clinicians through demonstrated performance on the Certified Dental Assistants Examination (CDA) administered by the Dental Assisting National Board and feedback from Employer Surveys
  • Assume responsibility for health promotion and disease prevention for individuals and communities through participation in multiple dental health education projects
  • Perform multiple, advanced level dental auxiliary functions as defined in the New Jersey State Dental Practice Act under the auspices of Clinical Assisting and Internship
  • Obtain the Registered Dental Assistant credential issued by the State Board of Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Demonstrate professional development through membership in the American Dental Assistants’ Association and participation in related activities
  • Display professionalism in the delivery of comprehensive dental health care through achievement of satisfactory grades in the section of the evaluation form for Clinical Assisting and Internship.
  • Prepare individuals for employment as dental assistants
  • Determine student satisfaction with educational programming


General Education - 10 credits

All 10 of the following General Education credits must be completed at Brookdale in order to be considered for admission to the Dental Assisting Program:

Career Studies - 23 credits as follows:

Total Credits: 33

Program Code for registration: PDAST

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Degree Audit Information

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