Dental devices for training students.

Who We Are

Daytona State’s Dental Assisting students train using the latest technology available and can seamlessly apply their skills in the workplace. Graduates earn the Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (E.F.D.A.) credential required by the state of Florida and are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board examination to obtain the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) credential.

Application Details

The Dental Assisting Program admits twenty-four (24) students each year. Applications are accepted throughout the year and should be submitted as soon as the application requirements have been completed. The applicant must have completed eight (8) observation hours of a dental assistant.

Classes begin July 2024

Earn your certificate in Dental Assisting at Daytona State College

Dental student practicing in class.

What does a Dental Assistant do?

Dental Assistants are professionals who perform a variety of clinical and administrative procedures. The dental assistant is a valuable team member who contributes to the dental offices’ success and productivity. Students will learn a variety of dental procedures and practices using the most current materials and technology: take and analyze dental images, manage patient records, supplies, equipment, and infection control as well as assist with medical emergencies.

Welcome Future Dental Assisting Students!

student working in dental program

Professional Student Opportunities

Commission on Dental Accreditation 
Learn why CODA accredited Dental Assisting Programs like DSC will make the difference in your dental assisting future.

American Dental Assistants Association 
Professional Association for members with national leadership opportunities and free continued dental education.

Florida Dental Assistants Association 
Learn about leadership opportunities in your state!

Dental Assisting National Board 
Learn about the credentialed Certified Dental Assistant.

DALE Foundation 
Here you will find numerous resources to help prepare for the Dental Assisting National Board examination to earn the credential Certified Dental Assistant.

Dental Assisting

Additional Information about the Degree


The Dental Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is

Daytona State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associates and bachelor’s degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Daytona State College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Key Dates

Key Dates

2nd Week of May

Applications Due

End May

Decision Letters Mailed


Classes Begin - Summer B


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