Dental Assisting | Dipl - Western Iowa Tech Western Iowa Tech Community College

Dental Assisting | Dipl

This program is designed to prepare you to assume an active role in providing quality dental services under the direction of a licensed dentist. Preparation includes infection control management, chairside assisting procedures in general and specialty dentistry; management of medical and dental emergencies; intra- and extra-oral radiographic procedures; patient education; fabrication of oral appliances; and basic business office procedures.

You'll learn all the skills necessary to practice dental assisting in this two-semester program.

  • Learn theory in the classroom or online.
  • Practice skills hands-on in our state-of-the-art lab at the Sioux City campus.
  • Apply knowledge and skills in multiple clinic settings.

This program has additional entrance requirements. You must complete all requirements for program admission.



Sioux City Campus

Eligible for Free Tuition/Last Dollar Scholarship

Admissions Advisor

Pamela Ives
Admissions Representative
Call  712.317.3402
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
Book Appointment

Career Information

Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.


Required Classes

For a list of current required classes, visit our catalog at:

Entrance Requirements

All students must submit a copy of the following items for application to the dental assisting program:

All students must meet the following criteria for admission/acceptance into the dental assisting program.

All students must meet one of the following criteria for admission/acceptance into the dental assisting program:

*Required for A.S. Pre-Dentistry or Dental Hygiene. The college has pre-admissions requirements for BIO 151: Nutrition, BIO 169: Anatomy and Physiology, and CHM-122 Introduction to General Chemistry. Please contact Student Services for more information.

Faculty and Staff

Joni Miller CFA, RDA, EFDA, BS
Dental Assisting Instructor
Call  712.317.3171
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Dental Assisting Instructor
Call  712.317.3275
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Kathryn Ewing
Dental Assisting Instructor
Call  712.274.6436
Sioux City Campus


The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of "approval without reporting requirements".

The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at:
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
The Commissions web address is:


The WITCC Dental Assisting program prepares you for licensure in Iowa and national certification through the Dental Assisting National Board. WITCC teaches a global curriculum through a CODA Accredited program allowing you the ability to practice anywhere in the United States. Graduates are directed to contact licensing agencies in the state which you wish to practice for details about state specific licensing and certification.

Iowa Dental Board
400 SW Eighth Street, Suite D
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-4687
Phone 515-281-5157
Contact information for other State and Regional Dental Practice Boards: Click on "Meet State Requirements."


Estimated Cost of Attending

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* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

** The cost of books varies per program.