The Dental Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. It prepares students for employment in dentistry. Students study ways to control/prevent dental disease, as well as ways to teach patients preventive care. Students are trained to expose/process dental X-rays and perform chairside skills and expanded functions delegated by the State Board of Dentistry. Learning is accomplished in on-campus classrooms and labs, and dental clinics in the metro area. Graduates are eligible to write the Dental Assisting National Board Certification exam and the Minnesota Registration exam.