Allied Dental Services
Dental Office Management Option
• Must have a high school diploma or GED.
• Must take the
college placement test to determine Math and English levels if no
college level courses were previously completed.
Math: minimum grade of C in MAT 095 or place into
MAT 099 level or above.
English: minimum grade of C in ENG 100 or place into ENG 101.
• Math and
science courses must be taken within five years of application.
• Required grade must be earned within two attempts of
taking and completing the course.
• Dental Assisting Certificate
• Current dental assisting national board certified
Dental Assistant status is required.
Prepares graduates for a career as a dental office
manager, overseeing the business operations of a dental practice.
The allied dental services program prepares graduates for exciting career
opportunities in dental-related professions. Program graduates have the option
of working in a variety of general or specialty dental offices or clinics. They
might work in sales or marketing with dental products companies, work for
insurance companies or placement agencies specializing in the dental field.
The program is designed primarily as an associate's degree completion program
for individuals who have successfully completed an accredited dental assisting
certificate program. Strong employment growth projections for dental assistants
and for health information systems managers suggest strong employment
opportunities in this field. Completion of this program will increase
opportunities for employment and continued job growth in fields such as dental
The dental office management option prepares graduates to oversee the business
operations of a dental practice. A successful dental office manager enjoys
working with computers, managing multiple administrative tasks, and/or
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be prepared to obtain employment
as noted or to continue their studies at the baccalaureate degree level in such
disciplines as business administration, liberal arts, or the sciences. Students
interested in transferring should speak with an academic advisor to be sure that
the courses selected would satisfy the requirements of the receiving
This program is designed to serve as an associate's degree completion program. In
order to be considered for the allied dental services program, applicants must
first successfully complete a dental assisting certificate program at QCC or
another institution accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on
Dental Accreditation. Current dental assisting national board certified Dental
Assistant status is required for the dental office management option.
To be eligible for admission into the program, the applicant must have a high
school diploma or GED. Applicants must take the college placement test to
determine math and English levels if no college level courses were previously
taken. Prospective students must earn a minimum grade of C in MAT 095 or test
into MAT 099 or above; earn a minimum grade of C in ENG 100 or place into ENG
101. All math and science courses must be taken within five years of application
and the required grade must be achieved within two attempts of completing the
A Criminal Offender Records Information (CORI) and Sexual Offender Records
Information (SORI) check is required of all students accepted into the program.
A Health Careers Center has been established to facilitate the entry of students
to health care programs. All students applying to the Dental Assistant program
can contact the Health Career Center 508-854-2718.
Depending upon the option selected, a total of 30-34 credits in addition to the
dental assisting certificate program are required for the associate's degree.
Clinical Science I
Dental Assisting I
Anatomy of the Head & Neck
Introduction to the Human Body
Dental Assisting Clinical Practicum
Clinical Science II
Introduction to Oral Pathology
Dental Assisting II
English Composition & Literature I
Financial Accounting I
Business Law I
Medical Coding and Billing
Medical/Dental Billing and Insurance
Medical Law and Ethics or
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
English Composition & Literature II
Human Relations in Organizations
Speech Communication Skills