NEW YORK STATE REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM
SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
The Dental Assistant Program is a ten-month, full-time, certificate program with didactic and clinical components offered at the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. Instruction includes 34 credit hours of coursework and 500 hours of hands-on clinical experience through a clinical internship at the School of Dental Medicine Dental Care Center. External clinical rotations include the Mobile Oral Health Clinic, Long Island State Veterans Home and Shinnecock Indian Health Center.
Graduates of the Dental Assistant Program are employed in a variety of healthcare settings such as, private dental offices, private and government hospitals, state and local public health departments, dental schools, dental laboratories, administration and industry. Graduates are certified to expose and process radiographs on patients, assist dental professionals in chairside and laboratory procedures, and perform administrative duties.