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Dental Assisting Technology & Management A.S. Degree

If you are currently a dental assistant looking to move up the career ladder, the Dental Assisting Technology and Management A.S. degree may be a good choice for you.

Current dental assistants who have graduated from an American Dental Association (ADA) accredited Dental Assisting ATD or Career and Technical Certificate program may continue their education with the Dental Assisting Technology and Management A.S. degree.

Courses for the A.S. degree take place both online and in the traditional classroom setting.

Dental Assisting Technology and Management A.S. Course Curriculum

Students who have previously completed an ADA-accredited ATD or CTC Dental Assisting program, such as Eastern Florida State College's ATD program, will receive up to 50 credits toward this A.S. degree after the evaluation of transcripts from the previous one-year dental assisting program. Students should speak to a Health Science Advisor to review curriculum requirements.

The remaining credits are from associate-level general education requirements and a service-learning course that includes volunteering in the community.

Dental Assisting Technology & Management A.S. Degree

Program Overview

Degree Type
Associate in Science (A.S.)
Delivery Method
On-Campus, Hybrid
Total Credit Hours
Academic Community
Health Sciences
Contact Information

Health Science Advising 
Email Advising 


Dental Assisting Technology & Management A.S. Application Procedure

In order to apply for this A.S. degree program, you must first complete a one-year Dental Assisting program that is accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation, such as EFSC's Dental Assisting ATD program, and meet standards recommended by the Florida Board of Dentistry. The cumulative grade point average in the Dental Assisting program must be 2.5 or higher. You may begin this A.S. degree in any semester: fall, spring, or summer.

In order for your application to be considered, you should complete and submit the following steps:

Review Program Requirements with a Health Science Advisor

Please see a Health Science Advisor to discuss program requirements before beginning the application process. This includes current or former students from Eastern Florida State College's Dental Assisting ATD program.

Students with myEFSC Portal access should schedule an appointment using EAB Navigate. Future Students with no EFSC login, use the link below. You will then be contacted via email with confirmation of your appointment.

Request Advising Appointment

Check for Current Student Status at EFSC

New Students: Complete the online application for admission to Eastern Florida State College. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee for admission that must be submitted at the time of application to the college. Submit Official transcripts to EFSC from high school and all colleges attended.

Returning Students: If you have attended EFSC in the past, but not during the last year, you must do a readmit application. There is no application fee for a readmit application. Submit Official transcripts to EFSC if you attended another college or university in the interim.

Current Students: Move onto the next step.

Complete the online Dental Assisting Technology and Management Application

NOTE: EFSC Dental Assisting Students/Graduates ONLY -  Currently enrolled EFSC Dental Assisting ATD students or EFSC graduates DO NOT have to complete an application to the program. It is recommended to meet with a Health Science Advisor to get your major changed and review qualifications for the A.S. degree.

All other prospective students, complete the online Application for the Dental Assisting Technology and Management program by clicking here to access the application. There is a $25 non-refundable fee for this application. This fee must be paid online or to the Student Accounts Business Office.

Equal Access Policy

Eastern Florida State College is dedicated to providing a nondiscriminatory environment which promotes equal access, equal educational opportunity, and equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, race, national origin, color, ethnicity, genetic information, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, marital status, veteran status, ancestry, or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.

EFSC recognizes the rights of students and applicants with disabilities, including those with hepatitis B, under the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Brief Costs & Financial Aid Eligibility

When you are accepted into the Dental Assisting Technology and Management A.S. degree at Eastern Florida, you will transfer in 50 existing certificate credits toward the degree.

For a Florida resident, the in-state tuition and fees for the remaining 20 credit-hours will amount to around $2,100. Keep in mind that this doesn't cover expenses related to course materials and any lab fees.

The program is eligible for Federal financial aid and scholarships, which can help to reduce your overall out-of-pocket expenses.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a graduate of EFSC's Dental Assisting Program to apply for Dental Assisting Technology & Management?

No. Graduates from any one-year Dental Assisting Program that is accredited by the American Dental Association may apply to this A.S. degree program.

Graduates of the EFSC Dental Assisting program and currently enrolled ATD students do not have to submit an application.

Are the courses required for the A.S. degree offered online?
Yes. Although the courses may not be offered each and every semester online, all of the courses have been offered online; however, it is important to check availability of online courses each semester.
Will I be placed in a job after completing the A.S. degree program?
No. We do not place students in a job. However, the college does offer resources to assist those seeking employment (job fairs, Career Services Center, job board, and direct inquiries to the program managers).
Will these courses transfer into the dental hygiene program at EFSC?
The dental support courses from the one-year dental assisting program and several general education courses will transfer into the hygiene program. Please review the dental hygiene curriculum for transferable courses and see a health science advisor for more information.

Related Dental and Bachelor Programs

Once you've earned an A.S. degree, you can transition into an EFSC Bachelor of Applied Science degree, opening more career and management pathways. Explore those options, plus the other EFSC dental programs through the links below.