Dental Assistant Requirements and Application

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From submitting your application to admission to registration, WITC is available to help guide you through the admissions process. To help you successfully complete this program, WITC has developed a set of program requirements and functional ability criteria. For students with a disability, reasonable accommodations are available to help you be successful in the program of your choice. 


2020-21

Admission Requirements

The first step to get admitted is to fill out a WITC application, and WITC will guide you from there. If you're not quite ready to become a student, visit a campus to get the full WITC experience. A campus tour will give you the opportunity to meet staff, instructors and students, tour the campus and get a real feel for the campus culture. 

Please refer to the 2021-22 Requirements & Application page for FY22 Dental Assistant additional program information.

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Submit Background Check fee
  • Have an acceptable Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check, National Criminal Background Check, Minnesota Caregiver Background Check (if applicable), and other states, if applicable
  • Pass a physical exam, have current immunizations and demonstrate negative status for tuberculosis (Tb)
  • Possess current certification of “CPR for Healthcare Providers” or equivalent
  • Review and sign Nursing and Allied Health Division Confidentiality Statement
  • Review and sign dental office visit form
  • Review and sign dental assistant program permission form
  • Attend a mandatory program orientation session

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2020-2021 Dental Assistant Student Handbook

Dental Assistant Orientation-Fall 2020 

Dental Assistant Orientation dates have completed for academic year 2020-21. Please refer to the 2021-22 Requirements & Application page for updated information.

Dental Assistant Withdrawal

  • Instructions for Withdrawal from DA Core Courses 
    • If you are at this webpage, it means your DA Academic Advisor has been notified that you dropped your DA course (508-xxx) courses.
      • If you are withdrawing from your DA core (508-xxx) courses, the DA program would like to gather data regarding your decision to withdraw.  This data is useful in the DA planning process.  Thank you for providing this information.
      • Please carefully review the Withdrawal from the DA Program form.  You may complete the form electronically and email to jennifer.holden@witc.edu or print and mail this form within one month of your exiting the program to the following address:
        • Jennifer Heutmaker-Holden
        • WITC-Rice Lake
        • 1900 College Dr
        • Rice Lake WI  54868
      • If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Jennifer Heutmaker-Holden, DA Program Director, at jennifer.holden@witc.edu or 800/243-9482 x5146.

Technology Requirements

If using Macintosh or Linux based computers, coursework must be submitted using your Office365 tools provided with your WITC email account. It is important to verify with your Program Faculty if non-Windows based computers are acceptable in the program.

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Contact

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Shawn Larson

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Superior Admissions Contact

Mary Glad

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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