UMA Programs / Clearwater Campus

Typical Courses

Associate of Science in Health Sciences – Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions

How long is the degree program? 20 months (may vary according to individual student).

Please see the UMA Catalog for required courses.

Required Courses:
Introduction & History of Dentistry 3.5 Credits
Preventative Dentistry 3.5 Credits
Anatomy & Physiology, Office Management and CPR 3.5 Credits
Radiology and OSHA 3.5 Credits
Anatomy, Microbiology & Dental Materials 3.5 Credits
Expanded Functions 3.5 Credits
Externship 5 Credits
Total 26 Credits
General Education Courses:
English Composition 3 Credits
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 3 Credits
College Math 3 Credits
General Biology 3 Credits
Sociology 3 Credits
Total 15 Credits
Electives:
Accounting for Managers 3 Credits
Introduction to Healthcare Computer Information Systems 3 Credits
Interpersonal Professional Communications 3 Credits
Local, National & International Events 3 Credits
Psychology 3 Credits
Working with People 3 Credits
Patient Relations 3 Credits
Ecology 3 Credits
Diversity in the Workplace 3 Credits
Total 21 Credits
Program Total 62 Credits

Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions Diploma Program

How long is the diploma program? 12 months (may vary according to individual student).

Please see the UMA Catalog for required courses.

Required Courses:
Introduction & History of Dentistry 3.5 Credits
Preventative Dentistry 3.5 Credits
Anatomy & Physiology, Office Management and CPR 3.5 Credits
Radiology and OSHA 3.5 Credits
Anatomy, Microbiology & Dental Materials 3.5 Credits
Expanded Functions 3.5 Credits
Externship 5 Credits
Program Total 26 Credits