Career Certificate | Associate of Science Degree
Mission of the Dental Assistant Program
The Dental Assistant program provides the students with a quality education that prepares them to be highly competent, professional, and caring licensed dental assistants.
The Dental Assistant Program provides a curriculum that prepares the students to successfully pass the California state Registered Dental Assistant Exam and the Dental Assisting National Board Examination. In addition the students are well prepared to become skilled Registered Dental Assistants, ready for employment as integral members of the dental team.
Each fall semester, 24 qualified candidates will be selected for admission into the Dental Assistant Program. See the Selection Criteria and the Application Process pages for additional information. The program requires a full time commitment for 10 consecutive months that includes the fall semester, winter intersession and the spring semester. Upon completion of the program requirements the students will receive the Certificate of Completion in Dental Assisting and they will be eligible to take both the California State Registered Dental Assistant Examination and the Dental Assisting National Board Examination.
Students are encouraged to take the additional requirements needed to fulfill the Associates in Science Degree. For additional information on earning the Associate Degree in Dental Assisting please see the MVC Catalog.
The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Visit the Commission’s website.
Bloodborne Pathogens Statement
Dental health professionals may be exposed to contagious diseases therefore strict compliance with Center of Disease Control (CDC) and OSHA standards are maintained. Policies on blood borne and infectious disease are available upon request from the Dental Assistant Program.
- View our Dental Assistant Program Information Sheet
- View Program Application
- Gainful Employment Disclosure
- Attend an Information Session to find out more about the program
- State Exam Passage Rates
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