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Program Worksheets

Admission Requirements/Documents
  • High School graduate or GED recipient.
  • File the following information with the Admissions Office.
    • Kaskaskia College application for admission.
    • Completed Dental Assisting Program Admission Worksheet.
  • Send official college transcripts from any college attended.
  • Send official high school transcript or official GED score report.

The Dental Assistant Program begins in the fall semester only.

Please Note . . . Failure to attach all required documents will result in worksheet being rejected! Should this occur, a new worksheet with required documents attached must be resubmitted to the noted department. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Students must successfully complete Psychology (PSYH 101) and Interpersonal Communications (SPCH 204) by the end of the program.
  • Once a student is selected, they are required to attend a mandatory meeting prior to the start of the semester. Each applicant, granted acceptance into the program, will receive a letter informing them of the date, time, and location of the meeting.
Standard Skills for Dental Assisting
  • Lift and carry up to ten pounds.
  • Retrieve dental supplies from storage areas at different heights.
  • Reach overhead equipment to a height of five feet.
  • Work for a prolonged period without breaks, e.g., typical shift of eight hours.
  • Manipulate mechanical and patient care equipment, i.e. dials, switches, push buttons, keyboards, syringes, and blood pressure equipment.
  • Maneuver in tight quarters common to dental offices.
  • Differentiate among subtle shades of gray used in radiographic image formation.
  • Discern color and shape changes in oral tissue.
  • Respond to requests and directions.
  • Use dental instruments with precision and control.
  • Clearly and effectively communicate instructions and information to patients, and share information with other team members.
  • Wear protective equipment such as surgical gloves, goggles, and face shields.
  • Be aware of possible exposure to hazards such as radiographic rays, dental materials, blood and other potentially hazardous body fluids.
Program Worksheets
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