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Health Science

Dental Assisting Technology & Management (ATD)

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Enroll in our Dental Assisting Technology & Management (ATD) program today.

Students will be taught the basic knowledge and skills to offer direct chairside assistance to the dentist, expose dental radiographs, and educate and instruct patients in preventive dental techniques. Students will be trained in infection control procedures, disease prevention, dental procedures and instruments and business office procedures.

Upon successful completion of the program and in accordance with state guidelines, students are issued an Applied Technology Diploma (ATD) in Dental Assisting Technology and Management with Expanded Duties and Dental Radiography.

The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approved without reporting requirements”. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is

NOTE: High School or High School Equivalency Diploma required.

Additional Skills Covered:

  • Anatomy & Physiology (Dental Anatomy & Nomenclature)
  • Bloodborne Diseases HIV/AIDS, HBV
  • Clinical Dental Procedures
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Computer Literacy
  • CPR, BLS Healthcare Provider
  • Dental Radiography
  • Dental Specialties Terminology & Material
  • Domestic Violence
  • Infection Control Procedures
  • Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
  • Patient Care, Dental/Surgical
  • Pharmacology and Pain Control
  • Safety & Emergency Procedures (Dental Office)
  • Sterilization Techniques, Principles & Processes
  • Wellness & Disease Concepts

Industry Certification & State Credential Exams:

Students will be prepared to take one or more approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certifications or licensure exams in their field of study.

College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Standing:

Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry certification, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by Broward College or the Florida College System.  Students must enroll within two (2) years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry certifications.

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Program Info

Program Length:

1230 hours (approximately 12 months – full time)

Program Offered:


Delivery Method:

Traditional – 100% classroom based

Days & Times:


  • Monday – Friday
    7:05 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.