Dental Assistant

Clubs & Organizations

As a student in DCTC's Dental Assistant program, you have many opportunities to make connections in the design industry through your involvement in professional clubs and organizations.

Professional Organizations

American Dental Assistant Association (ADAA)
Minnesota Dental Assistant Association (MnDAA)
Saint Paul District Dental Society (SPDDS)

Student Clubs and Organizations

DCTC features active, industry-relevant clubs for Dental Assistant students right on campus. Getting involved in these clubs allows you to make the most of your college experience and gives you an edge when seeking employment in the dental assistant field. The following clubs are open to Dental Assistant students:

Community-Based Learning
Community development through service-learning projects promotes citizenship and civic involvement in our students. In a wide selection of DCTC programs, students are required to demonstrate their commitment to community service by participating in approved service-learning projects.
Dental Assistant students are required to participate in a minimum of 10 hours of community-based learning. Some get the opportunity to participate in Give Kids a Smile, an annual program sponsored by the American Dental Association to provide dental care to underserved children.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (PTK)
Phi Theta Kappa is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. PTK provides many leadership and civic engagement opportunities for students. To be eligible for membership, you must have completed a minimum of 12 hours of coursework at DCTC with a cumulative GPA of 3.5. Invitations to join the society are mailed to eligible students at the end of each term. To learn more about PTK, visit or contact the PTK advisors.

For a complete list of extra curricular opportunities at DCTC, visit our Campus Life page.