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Dental Assisting

Program applications will be available on this site on March 15 at 8 a.m.

The blue tab below will link you the the application. Please download, fill out and mail to:

Allan Hancock College
Health Science Office,  M132
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Applications will not be accepted after May 31
We look forward to receiving your application!

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.

Application to the Dental Program

Questions about the application process can be emailed to

Questions about the dental assisting program can be emailed to

Degree and Certificate Information

Dental Assisting - Associate in Science

Dental Assisting - Certificate of Achievement

New Course Offerings

DA-329 Dental Practicum

Units: 4 Lab Course, Letter Grade Only, Non-Transferable.

This course has been reduced from 5 units to 4 units. Supervised learning  experiences in a dental office in the various application of dental assisting duties.

DA 320 Dental Practicum in the Community.
Units: 1, Lab course, Letter grade only, non-transferable. 

This is a supervised learning experience The students will participate in dental screenings,provide oral hygiene instruction and apply fluoride varnish on children in the community and Public Health settings.

Accreditation Information

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