• 5030
  • Dental Assistant
Ross Medical Education Center
Ross Medical Education Center
196 East Southway Blvd.
Kokomo, IN 46902
Staff Approved


Instructors must qualify in one or more of these ways, by the state they would be working in:Qualifying Criteria 1High school diploma or equivalent plus post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate in related field from an accredited institution3 or more years related work experience within the past 10 years as a Dental Assistant / Chairside Current in Radiography (optional in WV) and CDA eligible. RDA (AMT), RDH, EFDA or Licensed Dentists also qualify.Qualifying Criteria 2High school diploma or equivalent5 or more years related work experience within the past 10 years as a Dental Assistant / Chairside Current in Radiography (optional in WV) and CDA eligible. RDA (AMT), RDH, EFDA or Licensed Dentists also qualify.

The Dental Assistant program is 36 weeks inlength for day and evening students,720 clock hours, 50.5 quarter credit hours in length, 355 lecture contact hours of lecture with applicable outside work, 185 laboratory/clinical contact hours, and 180 externship hours. The graduate of the Dental Assistant Program will be prepared to seek entry-level positions as dental assistants. Graduates are also capable of filling entry-level positions such as dental receptionist, dental insurance clerk, dental supply salesperson and administrative assistant.The Dental Assistant program includes the following courses:Fundamentals of Dental Assisting Dental Law and Ethics Introduction to the Dental Team Dental Radiography and Clinical Procedures Skull Anatomy/Human Dentition Infection Control/Microbiology Oral Surgery/Endodontics Anatomy/Cranial Nerves Chairside Dental Assisting Dental Instruments and Equipment Dental Materials Dental Laboratory Procedures and Prosthodontics Dental Records Management Administrative Dental Assisting Periodontics/Orthodontics Dental Emergencies/CPR Externship. This program includes 50.50 quarter hours.

High School Diploma or Equivalent

Admissions Requirements1. Each Student will satisfactorily complete an evaluation that measures general ability. The evaluation used is the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam. A score of 15 (Medical Assistant and Dental Assistant) or 16 (Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration) correct answers is required on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam for acceptance into the appropriate program.2. Students entering Ross Medical Education Center must have graduated from high school, secured a GED, or completed homeschooling at the secondary level. Students entering the Dental Assistant program must be 18 years of age. All other students must be at least 18 years of age at the time they complete classroom training and begin externship.Determination for admission is made by the Campus Director after candidates are screened and evaluated to determine their academic capabilities and career potentials.Ross Medical Education Center, an Equal Opportunity Employer offering equal opportunity programs, admits students of any race, color, sex, religion, age, political affiliation or belief, or national origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of handicap. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. These individuals may utilize the Indiana Relay Center at 1-800-743-3333.STUDENT APPLICATIONS ARE PROCESSED ON A FIRST COME BASIS AND ARE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE CAMPUS DIRECTOR.

There is no application deadline.



  • 0
    • 60
    • 30
    • 10
  • Day,Evening
  • 36 week(s)
  • 50.5 academic credit hours
  • 90%

Financial Information

    • $400.00
    • No

Financial Aid

Financial Aid:

  • Federal Gift Aid (Pell Grant)
  • Federal Student Loan (Stafford)
  • G. I. Bill
  • Institutional Gift Aid (Grants and Scholarships)
  • State Financial Aid (Grants and Scholarships)
  • Yes
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