Dental Assisting

Associate in Applied Science

Modes of Instruction

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KC's Associate in Applied Science Degree in Dental Assisting will prepare you to pursue further your education in the field of dentistry. The associate degree classes have been designed to complete most of the required general education classes for a dental hygiene program.

Note: A felony conviction could affect an applicant’s ability to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board.

Students who complete the Dental Assisting degree will have the skills and knowledge to have a successful career as Dental Assistants.

To apply to the College, please click the Apply button below. To apply to this program, scroll to the bottom of the page and under “Additional Information”, choose the Allied Health Applications link.


Program Details


Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • The students will demonstrate the knowledge of an entry level dental assistant. 
  • The students will master dental theory. 
  • The students will gain and exhibit awareness of professionalism in an ethical safe, and effective manner.

Students completing this degree must also complete curriculum requirements aligned with General Education Student Learning Outcomes.

Dental Assisting Faculty

Lori Schmidt

Lori Schmidt

Professor Dental Assisting

Contact Us

Lori Schmidt

Professor Dental Assisting

Phone  |  618-545-3320

Location  |  Main Campus

Office  |  Health and Professional Careers, PC 168


Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

Location  |  Main Campus

Office  |  Health and Business, HB 100

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