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Dental Assistant

Montana State University - Great Falls College

48 months
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Dental Assistant graduates at Montana State University - Great Falls College are important members of the dental health care team and primarily help to increase the efficiency and productivity of the dental practice by assisting the dentist in delivering patient care.


The Dental Assistant program at Montana State University - Great Falls College 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.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to any program must submit copies of high school transcripts, high school diploma, HiSET, or GED scores to Admissions. These records must be final and include the completion/graduation date. High schools must be accredited by the appropriate state office of public instruction.
  • Home school students must furnish the same application materials as other applicants. If their diploma has not been issued by an accredited homeschool academy, then they must submit a diploma or final high school transcript that is signed by the primary (home) instructor and notarized.
  • *If a high school transcript, diploma, or equivalency record cannot be produced, proof of high school equivalency may be met if a student has completed an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree from a Regionally Accredited institution.  Documentation of the previous degree is required AND must be on an official transcript on file with the GFC MSU Registrar’s Office.

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