Dental Assisting Certificate of Achievement
Dental Assistant (124010)
Projected Start Date
The Dental Assisting Program is accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation and
approved by the Dental Board of California. Students receive a comprehensive education including dental sciences, hands-on
practice laboratory, dental radiation safety certification, coronal polishing and sealant certificates, clinical experience in a community
dental practice, state-of-the-art technology, dental business management preparation, and familiarity with dental specialty practices.
Students completing the program are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination Certified Dental Assistant
(CDA) as well as the Registered Dental Assistant Examination (CRDA). Graduates are eligible for employment in private dental
practices, clinics, and hospitals as assistants, technicians and dental practice management positions. Notes: 1. Applicants must
be a high school graduate, pass the GED test, pass the High School Proficiency examination, or have an Associates degree or
higher. International transcripts must have AERC, IERF or approved agency evaluation. 2. All courses required for the certificate
must be completed with a minimum grade of C. 3. Before entering the Dental Assisting Program, students must a.
completion of a health examination with required immunizations; b. have a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) card; c.
pass a background check. 4. The student must have transportation to the clinical facilities. 5. The Dental Assisting Program
must be completed within a three-year period. 6. Applicants with a record of any felony are subject to review by the Dental
Board of California before becoming licensed by the state of California. 7. Candidates for the RDA Exam will complete
fingerprinting. 8. The Dental Assisting program has adopted policies and procedures on preventing transmission of bloodborne
pathogens based upon CDC Guidelines. Compliance with these policies and procedures are an ethical obligation and responsibility
of all participants in delivery of care in the Chaffey RDA Program 9. Students must be eligible for ENGL 1A and MATH 25 or
completion of MATH 420.
Enrollment Completer Projections
Enrollment & Completer Projections for Dental Assistant. NOTE: Since the entire curriculum has been revised as of Spring 2018, this chart was composed with 2015/16 data),
2015/16 # SECT 2015/16 COMPLS 2016/17 # SECT 2016/17 COMPLS
DENTAL 400 2 23 2 20
DENTAL 410 2 24 2 19
DENTAL 420 2 16 2 15
DENTAL 430 2 16 2 23
AWARDS EARNED 2015/16 2016/17
Dental Assisting Certificates 14 0
Dental Assisting A.S. 2 0