Dental Assisting


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New Student Information HERE​​​

After you submit an application, you will receive an email from with the following information:

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 @ 1 PM 

Location: Virtual
Zoom Meeting ID will be Emailed to Registered Students and those who are on the Waitlist


Dental Assisting Brochure​​

  • The Dental Assisting facility clinic contains ten dental operatories and five x-ray operatories where traditional and digital x-ray techniques are taught.
  • The dental laboratory contains thirty workstations equipped with instruments.
  • Classes begin every semester with two instructors assigned to every thirty students. A CPR Certificate for Healthcare Providers, Reading and Writing Level 2. the Hepatitis B Vaccinations, Flu vaccine and a current 2 step TB test are required BEFORE the first day of class. 
  • BE ADVISED: Dental Assisting is an intense, full-time fast-moving curriculum and requires CONSIDERABLE student commitment.
  • The Dental Assisting Program is NOT a Dental Hygiene Program

Upon Successful Completion, Students May Earn the Following:

Unleash Your Brilliance 

  • Dental Radiation Safety Certificate (X-ray license) 
  • Coronal Polishing and Pit and Fissure Sealants Certificate
  • Eligible to take the Dental Board of California State Board exam for licensure to become a Registered Dental Assistant (R.D.A.).  
  • Eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Boards Certified Dental Assistant exam to become a Certified Dental Assistant (C.D.A.)
  • Earn an A.S. Degree in Dental Assisting 
  • Students may enter the program in either the Fall OR Spring semester by enrolling in ALL six of these courses: DENT 151, 152, 153,154, 155 and 156.

The Dental Assisting Program is FULL-TIME Monday through Thursday 8:30-2:30 and Friday 8:30-5:00. It is recommended students practice after school each day. Students must register in ALL six courses. There is no partial enrollment. Counselors will assist with the registration process. 

Costs of uniforms, books, safety items, tuition, and miscellaneous supplies are estimated at $1,500-$2,000 for the 11-month program. Costs are spread out over the 11 months. Approximately $800 is needed at the start of the program.  See our Schedule of Classes for more information.


Visit Our Online Job Board Steven Lee

Job Development & Placement Specialist​
​​(408) 298-2181, x Ext. 3529


AS Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting Certificate Level 3

ContAct Us

Contacts for program information:

Division Counselor contact for appointments

Lila Chiem, MS

Job Development & Placement Specialist


Thomas (Tommy) Nguyen

408-298-2181 x 3181

Dean of Career Technology Education

Dr. J. Edward Stevenson

(408) 288-3197


Edna​ Dolatre

408-298-2181 ext. 3255


Jodi Kokoletsos

Paula Morgan

Wendy Pio

Andrea Powell

Anouk Sivi

Dr. Kenneth Smith

Jitka Stodulka

Michele Heemskerk

(Lab Technician)


Technology Building,
5th floor
(Corner of Bascom and Moorpark Avenue)

Vaccines Required

​​Negative TB Test

Hepatitis B Vaccine

Flu Vaccine​​

CPR Course Offerings

HeartShare Training for LifeHeart Share Training

American Red Cross American Red Cross​


For information on finding a dentist or dental clinic in your area, please click on the link to the Santa Clara County Dental Society

SCCDS Santa Clara County Dental Society

Dental Board of California​

For Dental Assisting ​licensing information go to Department of Consumer Affairs Dental Board of California.

To visit the website click: ​Dental Board of California

Dental Board of California



  • ​Commission on Dental Accreditation American Dental Association 
  • Dental Board of California 

Dental Assistants work closely with dentist(s) to help provide compassionate patient care during dental treatment.  Dental assistants perform many tasks, ranging from setting up, sterilization, and taking x rays to recordkeeping and scheduling appointments.  Salary can range based on experience, training, and skills from $30,000 to $55,000 annually. Please see link below for Program S​tudent Learning Outcomes.

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San Jose City College