Certificate in Dental Assisting
The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for the California State Registered Dental Assistant Examination. This program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Accreditation and the Dental Board of California. Upon completion, the graduate is eligible to sit for the California State Registered Dental Assistant Examination and the National Certification Examination. Students must maintain a minimum grade of “C” (75%) in all dental courses.
|DENT 100||Dental Assisting Basics||2.5|
|DENT 101||Chairside Assisting||3|
|DENT 102||Dental Materials||2.5|
|DENT 121||Preclinical Dental Science||2|
|DENT 122||Infection Control in the Dental Office||1.5|
|DENT 123||Preventive Dental Health||2|
|DENT 124||Dental Specialties||2|
|DENT 125||Dental Practice Management||2|
|DENT 201||Dental Radiology||2|
|DENT 202||Registered Dental Assistant||4.5|
|DENT 203||Dental Practice Experience||5.5|
|DENT 204||RDA Clinical Procedures||1|
Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Dental Assisting Certificate of Achievement will:
- Use correct dental terminology and nomenclature in the correct context in order to effectively communicate dental information and concepts to others.
- Develop problem-solving and self-assessment skills and make appropriate decisions regarding a variety of procedural situations.
- Demonstrate the ability to interact with patients and work effectively as a member of the dental team.
- Maintain the standard of care during dental treatment and promote oral health.
- Develop the ability to use and adapt to current technology used in dental practices.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the current duties of an RDA, practicing with the delegated duties (scope of practice).
- Develop foundational knowledge of dental procedures and the ability to communicate and apply their concepts and principles.