Dr. Antonio S. Braithwaite
School of Dental Assisting

Students completing the Dental Assisting Program will be able to:

  • Perform chair-side procedures of four-handed dentistry
  • Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment and prepare tray setups for dental procedures
  • Instruct patients on postoperative and general oral health care
  • Maintain clinical and financial records, patient scheduling, and supply and inventory control
  • Expose dental radiographs
  • Place dental sealants
  • Perform coronal polishing
  • Create night guards, sports guards, and whitening trays
  • Complete the Dental Assisting National Board

Careers in the Dental Assisting field include the following:

  • General Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics


Mission Statement

Central Carolina Community College Dental Program is committed to establish and maintain quality staff, faculty, and facilities necessary to educate and train competent dental assistants and hygienists to serve the oral health care needs of the citizens of our state, while achieving the educational goals of our students.

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How to Become a Dental Assistant