Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Community Connections, Clinical Affiliations

MP 111 course

Beginning the 2017/18 academic year, MP 111 will be an application prerequisite. See the Admissions page for more information.

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With an onsite community clinic, additional off-campus sites, and a wealth of college resources, PCC’s Dental Assisting program offers a strong foundation that enables quick entry into a high-demand field after only three terms. In our program, we teach you the skills you need to succeed, and we give you the field experience, the contacts, and sufficient time to learn the most important techniques. In just nine months, you can begin a rewarding career in which you serve the oral healthcare of thousands of people.

Certificate

In this program you can earn the following:

See the Catalog for information regarding program requirements.

Our one-year certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. This is the link to file comments and/or complaints with the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) about the program in relation to Accreditation Standards. (View CODA Dental Accreditation standards.)

When all course requirements are completed with a C grade or higher, the student is eligible to graduate with a Certificate in Dental Assisting from PCC. Students are also prepared for the Dental Assisting National Board Exam (DANB) and eventual certification in expanded functions.