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The Chaffey College Dental Assisting Program is accredited by the American Dental Association http://www.ada.org/education.aspx. The American Dental Association is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 3121440-2500 or at 211 Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The program is designed to prepare students for the Dental Assisting National Board Examination http://www.danb.org for national certification.

The program is also approved by the Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Dental Examiners (Registered Dental Assistant Examination) http://www.dbc.ca.gov/da_program/index.shtml for state license http://www.dbc.ca.gov/applicants/rda/becomelicensed.shtml. This one year program begins each semester. Students may enroll in the part-time program, which generally takes two years.


Program Highlights

red box Upon completion of the Registered Dental Assisting Program students will acquire a Dental Assisting Certificate of Completion, the California Radiation Safety Certificate, Pit & Fissure Certificate and the Coronal Polishing Certificate (must pass RDA Examination to activate) .

red box Students are able to work with the latest dental techniques through supervised practice sessions at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Students work with student dentists and experience using techniques and skills required to be a successful dental team member.

red box Internships at local dental offices provide practical, hands-on experience. (Download the internship brochure)

red box Community interaction such as delivering presentations to help educate school children in oral hygiene and nutrition and meeting with local dentists for career advisement.

red box Students are eligible to join the American Dental Assistants Association, California Dental Assistant Association, and Pomona Valley Dental Assistant Society.




Dental Assistant Information Meeting

Wednesday, 3/29/17 6pm - 7pm HS-101

HS = Health Sciences, 5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737


Thank You!


Student must have a CPR card, proof of Math and English
Assessment through Chaffey College and submitted their High School/GED transcript to
Chaffey College Admissions & Records. Please stop by HS-145 M – F between 8:00am – 4:00pm.






Rev. 2/10/17


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