Dental Assistant.
NYS Certified Dental Assisting (DAP)

Enrollement is Closed. Applications are being accepted for the Fall of 2022

Program Start Date: TBD

Days: Monday through Friday

Hours: 7:45 AM to 3:00 PM 


The Program

 Certified Dental Assistants assist the dentist in providing patient care. They expose radiographs, set up and break down operatory, pass instruments to the dentist. With a New York State License, there are many more responsibilities and opportunities for a dental assistant such as removing sutures, taking impressions, selecting and profiting provisional crowns and orthodontic brackets, placing amalgam, and composite restorations.


  • Meet TABE requirements
  • Submit resume & two letters of recommendations
  • Submit program interview sheet
  • Complete program interview

What to Expect

You will learn the basics of Certified Dental Assistant procedures  including:

  • Dental Assisting
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Preclinical Tech lecture
  • Preclinical Tech lab
  • Dental Sciences
  • Chairside Seminar Lecture
  • Chairside Seminar Lab
  • Dental Material
  • Dental Radiology
  • Preventive Dentistry
  • Dental Office Procedures
  • Expanded Functions
  • 300 hours of 0ff-site clinical internship

Earn Your Certification

Upon successful completion, students receive a Certificate of Completion from the State University of New York Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center.


  • Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) CDA
  • NY State "licensed certified dental assistant" RD
  • Buffalo EOC is the only ADA/Commission on Dental Accreditation approved program in NY State.

On site certifications

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
To enroll or get more information on this program, contact one of our advisors.
Jacquelyn Milbrand.

Jacquelyn Milbrand

Admissions Advisor

A – G (All programs)

Phone: (716) 645-1868


Beverly Taggart.

Beverly Taggart

Admissions Advisor

P - Z (All programs )

Phone: (716) 645-1870


Jamie Eisele.

Jamie Eisele

Admissions Advisor

H – O (All Programs)

Phone: (716) 645-1911