Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting

Welcome to the Dental Assisting Program at Gulf Coast State College. These Web pages provide an overview of the program and a survey of program highlights. Thank you for visiting our site. We look forward to serving your educational needs.

The Dental Assisting program is a limited access program. A selective admissions policy with specific selection criteria is utilized in order to select the most qualified applicants. The strength of the applicant pool varies year to year, with the best qualified applicants receiving first consideration. It is the applicant’s responsibility to inquire about these specific admission and selection criteria and to ensure that all required documents are received on campus prior to the deadline of August 1st.


The Dental Assisting Program at Gulf Coast State College provides the student with the educational background and clinical competencies necessary in the field of dental assisting. This certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

As a full-time student in the Dental Assisting Program, one can complete the program in as little as 10 months. Coursework is delivered through traditional classroom lectures, distance education, and clinical experiences both on campus and in local dental offices.

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To request a Dental Assisting Information packet please email:

Laurie Womble
Assistant Coordinator, Dental Assisting