Certifications & Testimonials
Students will complete the following certifications
- Dental Assisting Certificate
- CPR Certification – American Heart Association
- Dental Radiation Safety Certification
- DPA – Dental Practice Act Certification
- Infection Control Certification
This course is designed to give the student basic entry-level information, skills and clinical practice in all areas relating to the field of dental assisting. The dental assistant is a valuable member of the dental health team who performs many essential duties in the dental office. These duties include preparing the patient for treatment, processing and mounting radiographs (analog); disinfection and sterilization procedures; and basic laboratory procedures. All instruction is geared to chairside assisting, providing patient care, and related duties with minimal training in front office administrative skills.
What our students are saying-
Kalexiz Servin, a 2022 graduate who was hired to work full time at the Dientes Dental Clinic one month before graduation, was just named "Employee of the Quarter". Upon receiving the news, she reached out to Debbie Martinez, the Santa Cruz COE Dental Assisting Instructor, to share the following message.