NYS Certified Dental Assisting (DAP)

Dental Assistants assist the dentist in providing patient care. They expose radiographs, set up and break down operatory, pass instruments to the dentist. With 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.

This is a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) School and students will be eligible to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board examination (DANB) and apply for New York State License. They receive the right to call themselves a NY licensed "certified dental assistant" (RDA) and can perform expanded functions as decided by NY State Department of Education and the New York State Board for Dentistry.

UBEOC is the only ADA/Commission on Dental Accreditation approved program in NY State.

2020 Classes Start Soon

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   DAP only accepts 24 qualified students.

Course Schedule

Days & Times

1st Semester:
August - December

7:45 AM-4:00 PM

UBEOC = 2 days
UBSDM = 3 days

2nd Semester:
January - March

March - May
8:00 AM-6:00 PM 
UBSDM = 1 day
Clinical externship sites at various offices = 4 days

Program Length

30 Weeks

Start / End Dates


Start: August 2019
End: May 2020

Earn Your Certification

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

Certification: Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) CDA
NY State "licensed certified dental assistant" RDA