Granted By: Indiana University
Academic Unit: IU School of Dentistry
Certificate(s): Undergraduate Certificate in Dental Assisting
Overview: Indiana University's Indianapolis-based dental assisting programs are one academic year in length (two semesters) and they are composed of 15 mandatory courses encompassing approximately 1,000 hours of lecture, laboratory, and clinical instruction. IUSD offers two programs, a traditional campus program and a distance learning program. These programs are accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Students who successfully complete either of the programs receive a certificate in dental assisting and are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination to become Certified Dental Assistants.