Printed on 12/2/2022

Program Availability *

Dental Assistant

Locations Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Summer 2023 Fall 2023
Appleton
Some courses may be available at multiple locations.
Key

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Estimated Cost

Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies. Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.

$6,303.05*
Cost based on current tuition and fees
$1,170.00*
Additional materials and supplies
$736.20*
Textbooks

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Admissions

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at www.fvtc.edu/Assessment.

Proof of HS Completion

Submit a final, official high school transcript, an original diploma or an official copy of GED/HSED Certification Scores.

Dental Technical Standards

Read, acknowledge, and submit the Technical Standards found at foxvalleytechnicalcollege.formstack.com/forms/dental_ts

Additional Information

There is an estimated wait time of up to one semester AFTER your admit term to enter occupational specific courses; while waiting to start occupational specific courses, you may choose to take general education and elective courses required for your degree or diploma program.

After registering for first semester Dental Assistant program classes students will be required to purchase access to an online management system for clinical documentation where you will upload your program requirements (immunization records, program forms, CPR, etc.);  All instructions and forms will be found within your documentation account; After enrollment, you will receive instructions on purchasing this online management system through your FVTC email account.

This program may require professional licensure or certification; FVTC has determined that this program meets professional licensure requirements in the state of Wisconsin; however, FVTC has not determined if this program meets professional licensure requirements for other states.

Students entering an FVTC Dental Program should understand the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. For more information, please review the [Bloodborne Pathogens document](https://www.fvtc.edu/Portals/0/PDFs/Programs/Bloodborne-Pathogen-Information.pdf).

Students are required to read and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with the general public, instructors and patients. Dental Assistants need to be able to clearly explain procedures to patients and listen to their questions and concerns.

Program Outcomes

  • DA-1 year: Demonstrate professional behaviors, ethics, and appearance
  • DA-1 year: Manage infection and hazard control
  • DA-1 year: Perform a variety of advanced supportive dental procedures
  • DA-1 year: Perform advanced dental laboratory procedures
  • DA-1 year: Perform dental office business procedures
  • DA-1 year: Produce diagnostic intraoral and extraoral radiographs on a variety of patients

Accreditation

The FVTC Dental Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at: 312-440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: [www.ada.org/100.aspx](http://www.ada.org/100.aspx). 

Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a technical diploma and are eligible to take the certification examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board.


Beyond The Classroom

Student Clubs

There are over 45 different clubs and organizations available for students. Many clubs are directly related to programs offered at FVTC, so you can develop professional connections while meeting other students.

Student Resources

We’re here to help you succeed. You’ll find a broad network of support at Fox Valley Tech. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help.

Employment Services

Employment Connections is here to help you with your employment needs. Our services begin when you enroll as an FVTC student and continue throughout your employment career.

One-on-One Help

Let us guide you through the admissions process from beginning to end.

Email: admissionsspecialist@fvtc.edu
Phone: 920-735-4740
Text: 920-294-1738