Tier Placement

Tier Placement Criteria

Educational Requirements per Tier Group:

TIER I.
Present Status:

No formal training and less than 2 years work experience

Required Course Work:

Modules I - VIII
plus 2 years of dental assisting work experience by conclusion of the Course

TIER II.
Present Status:
Has at least 2 years of dental assisting work experience, and lacks DANB Certification usually has no formal education


Required Course Work:
Modules I -VIII

TIER III.
Present Status:
DANB Certification but has no formal education

Required Course Work:
Modules II, V, VI, VII, VIII 

TIER IV.
Present Status:
Has completed a formal dental assisting education program but program was not a NYS Registered Dental Assisting Program as required by the NYS Licensed Dental Assistant Law (i.e. graduate of SCT BOCES Dental Assisting Program before June, 1998) and DANB Certification

Required Course Work:
Module VII, VIII 

Module VI Skill Sheets

(Assistants who have applied to NYS for licensure and have been informed that there is an area of deficiency are usually placed in this "Tier" and are only required to take the course work needed to satisfy the specific deficiencies noted by the state.)


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