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Dental Assistant

Interested in becoming a                            dental assistant?



Great Program & Best Price!

Learn Dental Sciences and Chair-Side Skills necessary to become a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in our California Dental Board accredited course. Both Pell and WIOA eligible. Graduate debt free with employment placement opportunities following completion.

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Program objectives

  • Help and support students to develop skills and competencies required to perform Registered Dental Assistant chairside duties. 
  • Prepare students to confidently apply skills and techniques necessary to expose radiographs, perform coronal polishing, and apply pit and fissure sealants. 
  • Achieve Infection Control certification utilizing the highest standards and protocols.
  • Assist students in acquiring the skills and knowledge needed to pass the California Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) exam. 
  • Prepare students to become a member of a dental health team, applying professional and ethical principles.

Program requirements for graduation

  • Meet the minimum attendance requirements.
  • Maintain at least an 80% on skills, assignments, assessments, and participation.
  • Pass the mid-terms and final examinations with a minimum of 80%.
  • Satisfactorily complete all assignments and skill competencies.
  • Obtain qualifying score on the “Test and Place” exam for externship placement.
  • Successfully completes a clinical externship.
  • Prepare to take the California Registered Dental Assistant Exam.

Classes Begin  October 2020

Program Information

High School Diploma or GED, health insurance, updated vaccinations, completed health verification form, and CPR/BLS training required before enrolling.

Starts October 2020
8:30am-3:00pm M-TH  (Subject to Change) 

Tuition: $6698.00*

*PELL & WIOA Grant Eligible 

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Job Outlook

In Contra Costa County, employment for Dental Assistants is expected to increase by 10.8% in the next 5 years. The current median wage for Dental Assistants is $19.35 per hour.
(Source: California Employment Development Department).