*Special Requirements for Dental Assisting degree and certificate: In order to continue in the Dental Assisting program, students must have a grade of “C” or better in all dental courses. Additional coursework may be required based upon college placement testing. Students are urged to meet with their academic advisor for proper course sequencing. Science courses being applied to this program must have been completed within 5 years of entering the program. Students enrolled in the Dental Assisting program must demonstrate a satisfactory level of performance in clinical settings in order to remain in the program.
|Required Course Prerequisites
|High school or college general mathematics
|High school or college biology
- Current scores on the college placement test that show readiness for ENG 071, and a reading score of 68. Students are also required to take the math placement test to determine appropriate placement for the math requirements in the program. Testing must be completed before admission and within one year of the application deadline.
Required Documents: Admission Application and Dental Assisting Admission Requirements Certification Form
Admission Notes: Preference is given to Massachusetts residents. Students Applying to Dental Assisting are required to have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA.
Deadline: Priority consideration is given to applications, including all requirements, received by March 1. Applications received after the deadline date will be considered on a space-available basis.
Please Note: Required Prerequisites will change for Fall 2016. The new requirements will be: Eligibility for Math Module 80. Eligibility for ENG 101. Current CPT Reading Score of 68 or better. Attendance at a mandatory Dental Assisting Program Information Session. Visit Health Programs Admission Requirements for additional information.
Requirements After Admission to Dental Assisting:
Students must have transportation available to them for travel to the program’s internships.
Students must submit the Student Health Record form, provided by Middlesex Community College, to the Center for Health & Wellness. Required documentation of health status includes a completed physical examination, a two-step Mantoux (TB/PPD) skin test or blood test (T-Spot or Quantiferon Gold) for tuberculosis, a color deficiency test, proof of immunization against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B, Varicella, and one lifetime dose of TDAP (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Acellular Pertussis - after 2006).
Earn and submit a current certification in CPR at the Health Care Provider-level (offered monthly at MCC) which is valid for the entire academic year and renewed annually. Students are responsible for purchase of instruments, uniforms and professional textbooks. Students must arrange for a patient to be present for clinical courses when required.
In order for a student to be eligible to participate in an academic, community or clinical program that involves potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, the elderly, or other vulnerable populations, the student may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and/or a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check.