10-Month Program

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Dental Assisting Certificate of Achievement

Students may obtain the Certificate of Completion in Dental Assisting by completing the following courses with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

FIRST SEMESTER   UNITS
DENT 51 APPLIED DENTAL SCIENCE I 4
DENT 52 INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL PROCEDURES 3
DENT 53 INTRODUCTION TO CHAIRSIDE ASSISTING 3
DENT 55A DENTAL ROEMTGENOGRAPHY 2
DENT 62 THE DENTAL ASSISTANT IN PRACTICE 3
  Total Semester Units 15
     
SECOND SEMESTER   UNITS
DENT 54 APPLIED DENTAL SCIENCE II 2
DENT 55B DENTAL ROENTGENOGRAPHY 2
DENT 57 DENTAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT 3
DENT 67 ADVANCED DENTAL PROCEDURES 4
DENT 70* CLINICAL CHAIRSIDE ASSISTING 7
DENT 110A CORONAL POLISHING .5
  Total Semester Units 18.5
     
  TOTAL PROGRAM UNITS 33.5
     

* This class begins prior to the College's Spring Semester Schedule.  More details will be provided during the proceeding Fall Semester.

NOTE: Upon the completion of the Two Year Program in Dental Assisting, the student is eligible to take the Certification Examination given by the Dental Assisting National Board, Chicago, Illinois, and also take the Registered Dental Assisting Examination given by the California Board of Dentistry.