Dental Assistant Back Office (Semester) - Presidio Campus
with R. Burns
UC / 5 credits (must be a high school senior to enroll)
Learn about a career in the dental field. Examine the fundamentals and practice procedures needed to assist the dentist; instruction includes dental terminology and anatomy, identification and use of instruments, equipment sterilization procedures, and preparation of dental materials.
To meet UC/CSU admission requirement (“G” credit), students must complete the semester and earn a grade of 70% or better.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health occupations classes include the study of reproductive and other systems and require practicing procedures on other students and/or patients, both male, and female, of differing ages. Participation in these activities is required for a certificate of completion and continuation in the career pathway. Additionally, these classes may require heavy lifting and bending. Lastly, some programs require the submission of personal information, such as DOB and a social security number, with state agencies and/or clinical internship partners due to licensing and security clearance requirements.
Certification: Students will have an opportunity to earn a Dental Practice Act and Infection Control certificate upon successful completion of the exams and course. Students must attend one five-hour session on a weekday evening or a Saturday for the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers card. Sessions are held at local schools or at the Presidio Campus in Costa Mesa. Students will sign up online during the second week of class.
Prerequisites: Must be a high school senior to enroll. TB clearance and proof of Hepatitis B vaccination are required prior to lab activities.
Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Monday classes will be in person from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Wednesday classes will be online from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Aug 28 - Dec 20th, 2023
Mon and Wed from 3:00 - 6:00 pm
1001 Presidio Square
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Get directions