CDAMP is designed to allow practicing dental assistants in New York State the opportunity to meet the educational requirements for licensure by minimizing the expense and time spent outside their normal working hours and away from their families. Following all aspects of the Dental Assisting Code of Ethics, our aim is to provide assistance to the dentist as well as giving the utmost care to our patients and being a team member to the whole office.
As of July 1, 2019, approximately 1,513 dental assistants had been licensed in New York State, but it had been estimated that the workforce need for New York State registered dental assistants is approximately 8,000 (equal or slightly more than the number of Registered Dental Hygienists).
Through the efforts of Sheryl Robinson, RDA, then instructor of the Registered Dental Assisting Program at Schuyler Chemung Tioga BOCES, (now Greater Southern Tier BOCES) and with the assistance of the Sixth District Dental Assisting Education Committee, an approval was attained for a modular dental assisting education program that is registered and meets the educational requirements for licensure as a New York State Licensed Registered Dental Assistant. The Program is titled “Comprehensive Dental Assisting Modular Program” (CDAMP) and allows for online learning with employer dentists acting as preceptors.