Dental Assisting

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the DA program. We hope this webpage provides the information you are seeking, but if we can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact the department representatives listed below.

Accreditation Status

The dental assisting program has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements” by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611, 1-800-232-6108.

CODA commission od Dental Accreditation

The Dental Assisting program at Calhoun Community College meets the state education requirements for dental assisting certification in the state of Alabama. Calhoun Community College has not determined if the DA program at Calhoun Community College meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.

For More Information

Karen Chockley
Dental Assisting Instructor/Prog. Director
Ms. Misty Greene
Allied Health Secretary

Dental Assisting Careers

The job market for dental assisting continues to be in an upward growth pattern with over 90% of Calhoun’s program graduates currently employed in the field.  Dentists are expected to hire more assistants to perform routine tasks so that they may take on more complex procedures making “Dental Assisting” one of the fastest growing occupations.

Check out career data based on the programs below:

AAS Dental Assisting Dental Assisting Certificate