Important Notice

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Dental Assisting

Thank you for your interest in the Dental Assisting / Dental Hygiene Integrated Program being offered by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. This program integrates the basic concepts of dental assisting and dental hygiene while still maintaining two career track opportunities for students. Participating campuses are Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Leestown Campus, Big Sandy Community & Technical College - Prestonsburg and Somerset Community College Laurel Campus - North London, KY.

The program is up for reaccreditation. The site visit is scheduled for August 21-22, 2014. Please refer to this document to make comments pertaining to the site visit.

This site contains links to information about the program and its admissions policies, the career of dental assisting, career outlook and a variety of other materials. You may access this information by following the links to your left.

To apply to the Dental Assisting Program, please click on the following link: Dental Assisting Application.

The Dental Assisting Program application deadline is May 1, 2014.

Preadmission Conferences Dates 2013-2014 

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m
    • Conference will be conducted at the BCTC site only
    • Big Sandy and Somerset Community College campuses are closed today; the scheduled Pre-admission conference for these campuses has been rescheduled to Wednesday, January 29th
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m
  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.


  • BCTC - Leestown Campus (64 Opportunity Way, Lexington), Building A, Room 253
  • BSCTC - Prestonsburg Campus Johnson Building Room J 117
  • SCC - Laurel North Campus Building 2 Room 118


If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the program coordinator Ms. Libby Ritchie CDA, EDDA, BS at (859) 246-6622 or you can email her at