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 application packet with your unofficial AHC transcripts
proving the completion of ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or better or in progress of
taking that class at time of submission of the application. Incomplete application
packets will not be accepted. Upon receipt of your application packet, you will be
placed in a randomized lottery and assigned a position. Twenty-six students are accepted
into the program every year. A waitlist will be maintained up until the mandatory
orientation (mid-July) and will not roll over to the following year.
Fall semester courses total 16 units, and spring courses total 15.5 units and include
a 240-hour internship in dental offices.
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Dental Board of California (D.B.C)
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 150 Sacramento, CA 95815
Ph: 916-263-2300 web address: www.dbc.ca.gov
Health Sciences Department, Building M (RM-M132)
805-922-6966 ext. 3384
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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"In ten month's time I've gained the knowledge and skills to provide myself with a new, fun and interesting career in the dental assisting field. I've had instructors who are in the field and it really helped me to become prepared and know what's expected of me when I start at an office. I'm excited about the dental program: it took me from being stuck at a career roadblock to having almost endless career opportunities."
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