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Dental Programs Overview


Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College offers a diploma in Dental Assisting and an A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene.  Both of these offer exciting career opportunities.  They are among the fastest growing professions for today's career search.  The dental field is a very rewarding job which allows you to become a part of the Allied Health Care and serve in an area that helps people with dental health which is a part of your total health.

The A-B Tech campus is located in the beautiful WNC Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.  You will not only be able to get the education you need, but you can also enjoy the culture of our area with many restaurants, shopping, outdoor adventures or just simply settle in quietly while you are here.

It is our hope that you will find the answers needed to help you make good decisions about your education and career.


The Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs have been granted the Accreditation Status of Approval Without Reporting Requirements by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.  This status is awarded to an educational program indicating that the program achieves or exceeds the basic requirements for accreditation. 

A copy of the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Accreditation Standards and CODA Policies and Procedures, including those for complaints, may be obtained online at American Dental Association (ADA); in writing at 211 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL  60611; or by calling 1-800-621-8099.

NC Dental Board

DA Delegable Functions

DH Scope of Practice


CODA - A-B Tech Admissions Programs Technical Standards


CITA Board for Dental Hygiene Candidates

Con Ed Dental Radiology Class

Dental Radiology Night Class is offered in May or June each year.  Contact the Continuing Education Department for registration, dates and more information. For More Information call, 828.398.7934 OR Visit WebAdvisor and click Continuing Education Students





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