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Dental Assistant, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The Dental Assistant program will:

  • Maintain an instructional curriculum that meets the accreditation standards of the American Dental Association Council on Dental Education and of the local dental community.
  • Deliver relevant learning experiences and curriculum sequencing to assure graduates achieves adequate knowledge and skill to enable them to be employed in the field as entry level Dental Assistants.

Graduates Are Prepared To:

  • Sit for the national certification examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board.
  • Perform entry level skill and competence in assigned chairside dental assistant duties and responsibilities (including expended duty functions as defined by the Montana Board of Dentistry.)
  • Substantiate the mastery of oral radiography theory and techniques.
  • Utilize computer technology associated with the profession of dentistry including but not limited to digital radiography, intraoral cameras, and dental-specific software for the operation of a dental practice.
  • Integrate concepts in the dental sciences, prevention and oral health promotion to a variety of treatment situations in the dental setting


Great Falls College MSU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Theory of Infection Control and Dis. Prev
  • Head, Neck, & Oral Anatomy
  • Dental Office Management
  • Chairside Theory and Practice II
  • Dental Sciences/Preventive Dentistry
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Clinical Practice and Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Submit your high school transcript (if from the United States) - If not from the United States proof that your high school completion is equivalent to an American High School Diploma.

  • Evidence of Financial Support

  • Interested students must complete an application to the program (separate from theinstitution application) for program acceptance. These students must have already successfully(C- or better) completed M 065 (Pre-algebra) and WRIT 095 
  • All required Dental Assistant program coursework must be successfully (“C- “or better) completed prior to enrollment in DA 190, with the exception of Intro to Interpersonal Communication or General Psychology, which may be taken during the summer term.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9818 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4909 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    9818 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4909 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    3254 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1627 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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