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Dental Assistant Program Details

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Program Description

To develop in the student the personal traits, communication, office, and assisting skills needed to perform as an effective entry-level dental assistant. The course prepares California graduates to take the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) License Exam.

Program Requirements

How Long is the Program?

Program Length: Approximately 9 months

Curriculum: What Classes Do I Need to Take to Become a Dental Assistant?

Here are just a few classes you will take during the Dental Assistant program:
  • Dental Office Administration
  • Fundamentals of Dentistry
  • Dental Pharmacology
  • Dental Radiography

Does the Program Provide National Certification Exam Preparation?

The course prepares California graduates to take the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) License Exam.

Where Can I Take a Dental Assistant Training Class Near Me?



View the program outline for Chula Vista and San Marcos

Program Outline for Albuquerque, Aurora, Colorado Springs, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Mesa, Phoenix, Renton, Seattle and Tucson
Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
CSK 100 Study Skills* 15 - - 1.0
CAT 150 Anatomy, Physiology, and Terminology* 55 - - 3.5
CCB 100 Computer Basics* - 15 - 0.5
CMF 95 Math Fundamentals* 20 - - 1.0
CHS 100 CPR & First Aid* 10 5 - 0.5
Career Prep Sequence Total 100 20 - 6.5

*Successful completion of CSK 100, CAT 150, CCB 100, CMF 95 and CHS 100 is required prior to externship.

Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
DEN 120 Dental Anatomy and Pathology 30 - - 2.0
DEN 100 Fundamentals of Dentistry 30 15 - 2.5
DEN 105 Dental Office Administration 15 15 - 1.5
DEN 130 Dental Pharmacology 15 - - 1.0
Professional Sequence I Total 90 30 - 7.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
DEN 170 Clinical Dental Procedures 15 75 - 3.5
DEN 175 Dental Equipment Use and Care 15 15 - 1.5
Professional Sequence II Total 30 90 - 5.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
DEN 160 Dental Radiography 30 70 - 4.0
DEN 165 Dental Materials 5 15 - 0.5
Professional Sequence III Total 35 85 - 4.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
DEN 250 Externship - - 240 5.0
Externship Total - - 240 5.0
Program Totals 255 255 240 28.0
 


Program Outline for Chula Vista and San Marcos
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
DEN 103 Dental Radiography I 10 35 - 1.5
DEN 104 Fundamentals of Dentistry I 19 - - 1.0
DEN 109 Clinical Dental Procedures I 30 30 - 3.0
Professional Sequence I Total 59 65 - 5.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
DEN 113 Dental Office Administration 15 - - 1.0
DEN 125 Fundamentals of Dentistry II 15 - - 1.0
DEN 129 Clinical Dental Procedures II 20 74 - 3.5
Professional Sequence II Total 50 74 - 5.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
DEN 123 Dental Radiography II 10 35 - 1.5
DEN 136 Microbiology and Dental Pharmacology 20 14 - 1.5
DEN 144 Fundamentals of Dentistry III 30 15 - 2.5
Professional Sequence III Total 60 64 - 5.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
DEN 143 Dental Radiography III 10 35 - 1.5
DEN 154 Fundamentals of Dentistry IV 15 - - 1.0
DEN 149 Chairside Assisting 30 34 - 3.0
Professional Sequence IV Total 55 69 - 5.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
DEN 128 Clinical Dental Procedures III 15 30 - 2.0
DEN 164 Fundamentals of Dentistry V 15 4 - 1.0
DEN 152 Dental Materials 30 30 - 3.0
Professional Sequence V Total 60 64 - 6.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
DEN 200 Externship - - 200 4.0
Externship Total - - 200 4.0
Program Totals 284 336 200 32.0


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