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Dental Assisting

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Start a career in dental assisting

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.

In person workshops will be held March 6, 2024.
Please sign interest list and check website for dates of workshops

Building M-100, Room M-115 @12:00pm

Questions will be answered about the Dental Assisting Program and how to apply. A tour of our state of the art dental clinic will be offered.

Application to the Dental Program

Applications posted in March

Questions about the application process can be emailed to

Questions about the dental assisting program can be emailed to

Explore Dental Assisting Degrees and Certificates

New Course Offerings:

Infection Control in Dentistry-8 hour certificate course. Save the date

Date: Friday October 13, 2023

Enrollment information is available on the continuing education page.


Health Sciences Department
Building M (RM-M132)
805-922-6966 ext. 3384


M-Th: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
F: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For questions regarding certification contact:
Dental Board of California
2005 Evergreen St. Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95815


Allan Hancock College Dental Assisting program is approved by the Dental Board of California.