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Dental Assisting Course

The Continuing Education course for Dental Assisting at College of The Albemarle (COA) will be offered in partnership with East Carolina Dental Clinic and at the COA – Elizabeth City Campus. Our program will help prepare you to assist in the delivery of dental treatment, perform office and laboratory procedures, and function as an integral member of a dental care team.

A combination of lecture, laboratory and clinical experience course work includes:

  • Dental, biomedical and clinical sciences
  • Clinical procedures
  • Dental materials
  • Preventive dentistry
  • Radiography
  • Infection and hazard control


If you’re interested in registering for the Dental Assisting course, contact Elizabeth England at 252-335-0821 Ext. 2368 or Ext. 2250 for more information.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Demonstrate appropriate dental assisting skills
  • Describe proper chairside, infection control and radiographic procedures
  • Accurately perform clinical examinations, radiographic and laboratory procedures, and appropriate chairside procedures and infection control
  • Apply to take the Dental Assisting National Board examination to become a certified dental assistant


Visit the occupational outlook handbook for dental assistants on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.