NEW YORK STATE REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT PROGRAMFor an application click here.
School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook University
Janet Tuthill, RDH,MA
Lisa A. Borzumato, NYSLCDA
Maria Nardiello, RDH,BA
The primary educational mission of the Dental Assistant Program is to graduate caring and skilled dental assistants who are well prepared to enter the healthcare workforce. Graduates value life long learning and apply evidence-based methods to clinical practice. They provide competent and compassionate, patient-centered care in a professional manner with sensitivity to the diverse personal and cultural contexts in which dental care is delivered.
The Dental Assisting Program is a ten (10) month, full-time program with didactic and clinical experience components starting September through June at the School of Dental Medicine. External rotations include the Mobile Oral Health Clinic, Long Island State Veteran's Home and Shinnecock Indian Health Center.
Dental Assistants are employed in various careers such as: private dental offices, private and government hospitals, state and local public health departments, dental schools, dental laboratories, administration and industry.
According to New York State Education Law Article 133, Part 61, all dental assistants after February 1, 1996 must be licensed and certified to perform supportive services under the direct personal supervision of the licensed dentist in order to perform the following supportive services;
- Providing patient education
- Taking preliminary medical histories and vital signs to be reviewed by the dentist
- Placing and removing rubber dams
- Selecting and prefitting provisional crowns
- Selecting and prefitting orthodontic bands
- Removing orthodontic arch wires and ligature ties
- Placing and removing matrix bands
- Taking impressions for study casts or diagnostic casts
- Removing periodontal dressings
- Removing sutures placed by a licensed dentist
- Placing, condensing, and carving amalgam restorations;
- Placing, condensing, and finishing non-metallic restorations;
- Assisting in management of dental and medical emergencies;
- Applying topical agents to the teeth.
Requirements for Admissions:
In order to qualify for admission, applicants must have received a high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D)
A personal interview is required to evaluate the applicant's motivation and potential. Applicants for admission are accepted without regard to race, creed, sexual preference, or national or ethnic origin.
Complete an online application for enrollment (see above).
DA-11 Dental Materials I – 3 credits
DA-21 Dental Materials II – 3 credits
DA-12 Dental Assisting – Chairside I – 3 credits
DA-22 Dental Assisting – Chairside II – 3 credits
DA-13 Dental Radiology I – 2 credits
DA-23 Dental Radiology II- 2 credits
DA-14 Bio-Medical Science I – 3 credits
DA-24 Bio-Medical Science II – 3 credits
DA-25 Dental Science – Oral Anatomy – 2 credits
DA-16 Medical/Dental Emergencies – 1 credit
DA-25 Dental Office Management – 1 credit
DA-26 Oral/Written Communications - 1 credit
DA-27 Operative Technique- 6 credits
Total Credits- 33
Requirements for Graduation
A cumulative GPA of 2.5
Successful completion of all course work
Successful completion of 300 hours of clinical experience
Completion of all competencies
Completion of the New York State Certification Examination
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