Dental Assisting Program

10 months to complete - 1080 clock hours

Angie Barilla, Instructor

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.



9090 Dental Assisting I

9091 Dental Assisting II

9092 Dental Assisting III

9093 Dental Assisting IV

9094 Dental Assisting V

9095 Dental Assisting VI

9096 Dental Assisting VII

9097 Dental Assisting VIII



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CODA Program Complaints Policy and Procedure:

The following policy and procedures have been developed to handle the investigation of “formal” complaints and “anonymous” comments/complaints about an accredited program, or a program which has a current application for initial accreditation pending, which may not be in substantial compliance with Commission standards or established accreditation policies.


A log is maintained of all complaints received by the Commission. A central log related to each complaint is maintained in an electronic data base. Detailed notes of each complaint and its disposition are also maintained in individual program files.


Click on the following link to review the policy and procedure for reporting and investigation of complaints filed with the Commission of Dental Accreditation.

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.