Dental Assistant Program - Application Checklist
In order to be eligible for admission to the Dental Assistant program, students must complete the following eligibility requirements by the priority deadline. 18 students will be accepted each Fall.
The Dental Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. This accreditation ensures that the Dental Assisting program is up to date on the latest curriculum and techniques in the dental industry. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago 60611, or visit the webiste at www.ada.org/coda.
Fall Term (August) - Priority deadline is January 31
- Meet with an Admissions Advisor in the Student Welcome Center located in Clark Hall.
- Complete an Application for Admission to Iowa Western Community College.
- Submit all official transcripts (high school and college).
- Send Placement Test Scores: Placement test scores (ACT, SAT, or COMPASS) are not required for admission to the college. However, if you have taken the ACT, SAT, or COMPASS recently please have your most recent scores sent to the Admissions Office. Your scores may be used by advisors to help determine placement into appropriate Math and English courses.
- Complete 8 hours of observation with a Dental Assistant or Dentist and submit the completed Dental Assistant Observation Form to the Office of Admissions.
We adhere to CDC and OSHA guidelines. A copy of the Infection Control Policy is located in the Division Office.
Equal Educational Opportunity and Non-discrimination
It is the policy of Iowa Western Community College to provide equal educational opportunities and not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, AIDS/HIV status, citizenship, or medical condition, as those terms are defined under applicable laws, in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices. Inquiries and complaints regarding equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies should be directed to the Equal Opportunity Coordinators, phone number 712-325-3200, firstname.lastname@example.org; or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576.
It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all admissions requirements are documented in the Office of Admissions.
Dental Assistant Program - Observation Form for Prospective Students
To be completed by the student and signed by the participating Dentist or Dental Hygienist.
Student name (print or type): _________________________________________ Date of Birth: _________________________
The purpose of the observation is to expose applicants to a wide-variety of procedures performed in a dental practice setting. Applicants are required to observe a minimum of 8 hours with a Dental Assistant or Dentist. After completing the observation hours this form must signed by the supervising Dental Assistant or Dentist, and the completed form must be submitted to the Office of Admissions by the priority deadline.
Applicants are required to document the times and dates of their observation hours using the log below.
|Date||Time In||Time Out||Hours|
|Total Observation Hours|
Registered Dental Assistant or Dentist Certification
This section must be completed by the supervising Dental Assistant or Dentist
By signing below, I hereby certify that the information provided on this form is true and accurate.
Signature(s) of Dental Assistant or Dentist: ________________________________, ____________________________
Printed Name(s) of Dental Assistant or Dentist: _____________________________, ____________________________
Name of Practice or Facility:
Address of Practice or Facility:
Phone Number of Practice or Facility:
By signing below, I hereby certify that all information on this form is true and correct.
Signature of Student: ______________________________________ Date: ____________________