Dental Assisting

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MP 111 course

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

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.

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.

Transfer Options

Students are advised to speak with an advisor at the institution they plan to transfer to, as they will have the final decision in determining which of the PCC credits are transferable and accepted.

What's Next?

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  1. Attend a Dental Program Information Session
  2. Complete the steps for new students
    • The admissions form will ask you what you plan to study. Since this is a restricted entry program, you should choose Associate of General Studies for now. Your major will be changed once you've applied and been accepted into the program.
    • For more information about specific program prerequisites, refer to the Health Admissions Office.
  3. Plan how you'll pay for college
  4. Apply for admission to the Dental Assisting program