Dental Assistant Program - Application Checklist

In order to be eligible for admission to the Dental Assistant program, students must complete the following eligibility requirements by the priority deadline. All eligible students will be awarded points based on the point system listed on the second page. Students with the highest point totals will be accepted. If a tiebreaker is needed, preference will be given to students who completed the most Dental Assistant program general education courses at Iowa Western (general education courses include the Anatomy and Physiology requirement listed on the second page, as well as the Communications requirement and Psychology elective listed on the Dental Assisting recommended course sequence). If a second tiebreaker is needed, preference will be given to students with the earliest admission file completion dates. 18 students will be accepted each Fall. 

Fall Term (August) - Priority deadline is January 31

Eligibility Requirements

Equal Educational Opportunity and Non-discrimination

It is the policy of Iowa Western Community College to provide equal educational opportunities and not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, AIDS/HIV status, citizenship, or medical condition, as those terms are defined under applicable laws, in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices.  Inquiries and complaints regarding equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies should be directed to the Equal Opportunity Coordinators, phone number 712-325-3200, equity@iwcc.edu; or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576.

We adhere to CDC and OSHA guidelines. A copy of the Infection Control Policy is located in the Division Office.

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all admissions requirements are documented in the Office of Admissions.


 

Dental Assistant Program - Point System

Points will be awarded based on the following criteria. To be calculated in the point total, all grades and materials must be on file with the Office of Admissions by the priority deadline. Possible Points
   
Completion of Anatomy and Physiology requirement 0 - 4 pts
Points will be awarded based on the grade(s) the student earns in the course(s) fulfilling the Anatomy and Physiology requirement:  

HSC-125 Survey of Anatomy for Allied Health; or

HSC-126 Anatomy for Allied Health; or

BIO-168 Anatomy and Physiology I with Labs and BIO-173 Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs

The following criteria will be used to determine the number of points awarded for grade in HSC-126 Anatomy for Allied Health or HSC-125 Survey of Anatomy for Allied Health:
Grade of "A"........3 pts
Grade of "B"........2 pts
Grade of "C"........1 pt

The following scale will be used to determine the number of points awarded for GPA in BIO-168 Anatomy and Physiology I with Labsand BIO-173 Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs:

4.0.................4 pts
3.5-3.99........3.5 pts
3.0-3.49........3 pts
2.5-2.99........2.5 pts
2.0-2.49........2 pts
 
Completion of IWCC College Credit Courses 0 - 4 pts

Points will be awarded to students who successfully complete any college credit courses at Iowa Western with a grade of "C" or higher. Continuing Education courses do not apply.

 
The following criteria will be used to determine the number of points awarded:
4 or more courses........4 pts
3 courses.......................3 pts
2 courses.......................2 pts
1 course..........................1 pt
 
Prior Attainment of Associate Degree 3 pts
 
Prior Attainment of Bachelor's Degree 5 pts
 
Healthcare Work or Volunteer Experience 1 - 4 pts

Points will be awarded to students with previous work experience in a healthcare or dental office setting for a minimum of 6 months, or a minimum of 2 years as a volunteer. Must be documented by employer. Verification forms are available in the Admissions Office.

 
The following criteria will be used to determine the number of points awarded:
Work Experience Volunteer Experience
More than 6 months........4 pts
More than 2 years........4 pts
3-6 months.......................2 pts
1-2 years.......................3 pts
Less than 3 months........1 pt
Less than 1 year..........1 pt
 

Dental Assistant Program - Observation Form for Prospective Students

To be completed by the student and signed by the participating Dentist or Dental Hygienist.

Student name (print or type): _________________________________________ Date of Birth: _________________________

The purpose of the observation is to expose applicants to a wide-variety of procedures performed in a dental practice setting. Applicants are required to observe a minimum of 8 hours with a Dental Assistant or Dentist. After completing the observation hours this form must signed by the supervising Dental Assistant or Dentist, and the completed form must be submitted to the Office of Admissions by the priority deadline.

Observation Log

Applicants are required to document the times and dates of their observation hours using the log below.

Date Time In Time Out Hours
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
       
       
       
       
    Total Observation Hours  

Registered Dental Assistant or Dentist Certification

This section must be completed by the supervising Dental Assistant or Dentist

By signing below, I hereby certify that the information provided on this form is true and accurate.

Signature(s) of Dental Assistant or Dentist: ________________________________, ____________________________

Printed Name(s) of Dental Assistant or Dentist: _____________________________, ____________________________

Name of Practice or Facility:

Address of Practice or Facility:

Phone Number of Practice or Facility:

Applicant Certification

By signing below, I hereby certify that all information on this form is true and correct.

Signature of Student: ______________________________________ Date: ____________________

This form can be found online at www.iwcc.edu/es/admissions/information