Academic Programs

Dental Assisting Program


Student Manager, DA Program
Stephanie Hyatt

Phone: (919) 537-3470


Location: 3310 First Dental Building

Dental Assisting Program
UNC School of Dentistry
Campus Box #7450
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599-7450


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The dental assistant is a responsible and valuable member of the dental health care team. A graduate from the UNC Dental Assisting Program is prepared for employment opportunities in general and specialty dental offices as well as in public health, hospital and dental school clinics. The demand for dental assistants currently exceeds the supply. The growth of the dental health field assures an excellent employment outlook for the future.

The UNC Dental Assisting Program is looking for applicants who:

  • Are team-oriented and enjoy working with people
  • Want to complete training in a short period of time (10-months)
  • Have good hand/eye coordination
  • Seek satisfaction in caring for others

The program qualifies for Federal and State financial aid, no SAT/ACT  is required for admission, and tuition is the same for out-of-state as in-state.