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Our mission is to provide technical and academic skills to prepare all students for career success in the 21st Century.


This program focuses on theory and skills pertaining to Dental Assisting. Instruction and career training consists of 1,080 hours regarding dental care and oral health. The adult Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and COE (Council on Occupational Education.)

Instruction and training will include classroom lectures and discussion, laboratory demonstrations and practice, as well as clinical assignments in local dental offices. Students will obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to assist and perform laboratory and chair side procedures. A minimum course completion score of 80% is required to progress to next course. Courses begin in August, and pre-entrance testing for the program opens in January prior to the start date.

Licensure may be obtained after successful completion of the program and obtaining passing scores on the exam provided by the Dental Assisting National Board for Certification as a Dental Assistant.

0740 Dental Assisting I
0748 Dental Assisting II
0746 Dental Assisting III
0743 Dental Assisting IV
0741 Dental Assisting V
0744 Dental Assisting VI
0731 Dental Assisting VII
0730 Health Science Clinical Experience

Total Cost:  $5,047.00

Cost breakdown available upon request.

MCTEC does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, disability, or national origin in employment or educational programs or activities. Inquiries may be referred to Amanda Aliff, Section 504 Coordinator, at Mercer County Schools, 1403 Honaker Avenue, Princeton, WV 24740. Phone 304-487-1551. Lack of English language skills is not a barrier to participation in any course.