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Did you know that?
  • Only a licensed dental assistant in Michigan can legally perform specific intra oral duties in a patient's mouth.
  • A graduate of the WCC dental assistant certificate program begins working for a minimum of $14 - $18 per hour plus benefits.
  • WCC has a distance learning program for on-the-job trained dental assistants that extends to the northwest part of the Upper Peninsula.
Does your dentist hire a credentialed dental assistant? If you don't know the answer to this question, ask about it the next time you visit your dentist.

Remember, a WCC Dental Assistant brings a smile to your face!

Dental Assistant Program

Today's dental professionals provide efficient, safe, comfortable care for their patients. Duties include four-handed dentistry, infection control, and common laboratory and business procedures. Today's dental assisting professional must also possess good patient management skills.

Learn the skills necessary to become a dental assistant by entering the Dental Assisting Program at WCC.

Public Notice

The Dental Assisting Program at Washtenaw Community College will be visited by representatives of the Commission on Dental Accreditation September 10-11, 2015. Interested parties may submit comments that are directly related to the accreditation standards of this program. Comments must pertain only to the standards for the particular program or policies and procedures used in the Commission's accreditation process. All comments are due in the Commission office no later than sixty (60) days prior to the site visit. Comments must be signed and signatures will be removed from any comments prior to forwarding them to the program. Copies of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission's policy on third-party comments may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or by calling 1.800.621.8099, extension 4653.

Dental Assisting Director:
Kathleen Weber
Phone: 734-973-3338

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