Approved by the California Board of Dental Examiners, this two-semester (fall and
spring) program provides technical skills needed for employment in a dental office.
The student develops skills to participate as a member of the dental health team in
general chairside and specialty procedures, office management and x-ray techniques.
To apply to the Dental Assisting Program, you must submit a complete packet with the items
listed in step one. Incomplete packets will not be accepted. Upon receipt of your
completed packet, you will be placed on a list and assigned a position. The first 24
seats are assigned on a first come first served basis.
Fall semester courses total 16.5 units and spring courses total 15.5 units and include
a 240-hour internship in dental offices.
Estimated Program Costs PDF
Health Sciences Department, Building M
Tawnya Karstrom, Program Technician
805-922-6966 ext. 3384
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
closed during the summer.
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