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New Part-Time, Nighttime Dental Assisting Program Offered at CCC


Dental programs have been offered by Camden County College since the institution’s earliest years. Until now, however, all dental assisting students had to be enrolled full-time and could only take their dental courses during the day.


CCC is introducing a new part-time program in dental assisting that offers courses in the evenings. Information sessions regarding this new opportunity have been scheduled for 3 p.m. Sept. 28, 5 p.m. Oct. 4 and 10 a.m. Nov. 16. Each will take place in Room 206 of Taft Hall, which is on the College’s Blackwood Campus at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township.


Dental assistants work with patients chairside while dentists complete examinations and provide treatment. They are responsible for making patients as comfortable as possible, preparing patients for treatment, taking patient information and handing dentists the proper instruments for each procedure.


Dental assistants also disinfect and sterilize instruments; set up instruments, impressions and restorative materials for examinations and treatment procedures; take and process dental X-rays; and instruct patients in post-operative and general oral care.


CCC’s dental assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education. Upon completion of the curriculum, students receive a certificate from Camden County College and are eligible to take the Certification Examination for Dental Assistants and the Radiologic Licensure Examination.


They also are qualified for state registration and national certification without the two-year work experience requirement. In addition, students who have completed the dental assisting certificate are eligible to continue their studies at CCC and work toward an associate in applied science degree.


For further details, contact program coordinator Roxane Terranova by telephone at (856) 227- 7200, ext. 4471, or via e-mail at

Published: September 22, 2011