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Dental Assisting Curriculum Sequence (PDF)

Students are required to take the following courses in sequence:

First Semester (Fall)
IPFW Course Title Course No. Cr. Hours

Oral Pathology, Physiology & Anatomy

DAST A111

2

Microbiology & Asepsis Technique

DAST A121

2

Dental Material I

DAST A131

3

Clinical Science I

DAST A171

4

Oral Anatomy, Histology & Embryology

DHYG H214

3

Radiology

DHYG H303

2

Total 16
Second Semester (Spring)
IPFW Course Title Course No. Cr. Hours

Dental & Medical Emerg & Therapeutics

DAST A112

2

Introduction to Dentistry Specialties

DHYG H242

1

Dental Materials II

DAST A132

3

Preventive Dentistry & Nutrition

DAST A141

2

Radiology Clinic I

DHYG H305

2

Clinical Science II

DAST A172

6

Practice Mgmnt., Ethics & Jurisprudence

DAST A182

2

Total 18

The grading percentages in the Department of Dental Education are more difficult than other university departments due to the skills & responsibilities required for employment in the healthcare field. Grading Scale: 
100 – 94 = A
93 – 88 = B
87 – 80 = C
79 – 75 = D
74 and below = F