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Associate in Science

Dental Assisting – Dental Practice Management, A.S.


This Associate in Science degree encompasses a multitude of career opportunities. The degree combines completion of the Applied Technology Degree in Dental Assisting (50 credits) and continues with a specialization in Dental Office Management.

It provides skills in communication, business, computers and management that can be used in areas such as dental products representative, dental office management and education in dental assisting programs.

Students may complete the required 20 credit general education courses before or after completion of the Applied Technology Diploma but not concurrently with the dental assisting courses.

The Dental Assisting Associate in Science degrees are designed to train individuals to perform as efficient dental professionals in a dental health environment. Students will gain exposure to various areas such as dental radiography, dental materials, chairside assisting, infection control and more. If you enjoy helping others in a team environment with exciting opportunities, check out this program and let us help you transform your life.

Dental Assisting programs are limited access.

Limited access programs have admissions processes and criteria beyond general college admissions. While any student meeting the minimum criteria is encouraged to apply, not all applicants may be accepted.

Criteria for Application

  • Attendance at an in-person Information Session.
  • High school diploma.
  • Admission to the College of Central Florida.
  • Application to the Dental Assisting program.
  • Minimum scores of 608 in Language, 597 in Reading and 627 in Math on the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education)
  • Completion of the Psychological Services Bureau (PSB-RN) exam.
  • Completion and documentation of eight hours of chairside observation with a dental assistant.
  • One-page paper on observation experience.
  • The Associate in Science also requires the PERT/ACT/SAT test for general educational courses.

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Tuition and Fees:

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$112.92 per credit hour*