Pearl River Community College

Dental Assisting Curriculum

The State Dental Assisting Curriculum will be changing for the School Year 2019/2020. Revisions will be posted upon final approval by the Mississippi Community College Board.


Course Semester Hours
DAT 1111 Orientation 1
DAT 1214 Dental Assisting Materials 4
DAT 1313 Dental Science I 3
DAT 1415 Chairside Assisting I 5
DAT 1513 Dental Radiology I 3
DAT 1323 Dental Science II 3
DAT 1423 Chairside Assisting II 3
DAT 1522 Dental Radiology II 2
DAT 1612 Dental Health Education 2
DAT 1714 Practice Management 4
DAT 1815 Clinical Experience I 6
Summer Session I
Written Communication Elective 3
DAT 1822 Clinical Experience II 3
Summer Session II
DAT 1433 Chairside Assisting III 3
SPT 1113Oral Communications 3
Technical Certificate –48 hours

Additional Academic Coursework Needed to Earn an Associates degree of Applied Science

General education courses may be completed prior to entering or at program completion. We do not recommend taking these courses during the DAT program curriculum.

  • Math/Science elective
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
  • Social Behavioral Science Elective

DAT recommended courses –College Algebra, Biology I, General Psychology, Nutrition, First Aid/CPR, Art or Music Appreciation AAS Diploma –60 hours