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Possible career opportunities
Employment opportunities for dental assistant graduates include, but are not limited to: chairside assistant or front office administrator for dental offices or clinics, x-ray technician for dental radiation laboratories, agent for dental insurance companies, laboratory technician for dental laboratories, product representative for dental product manufacturers or marketing agent for dental supply companies.
Degrees and certificates offered by the Dental Assisting Department
Associate in science degree
Certificate of achievement
Dental Assisting Department class schedules
The Diablo Valley College registered dental assisting program prepares students to work in a dental office as an essential member of the dental team. A registered dental assistant provides the dentist with both administrative and chair-side support.
As a registered dental assisting student you will develop an in-depth understanding of the wide variety of duties performed in the dental office.
Students will learn:
The DVC registered dental assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, and by the United States Department of Education.
The ten-month program of classroom instruction and clinical experience in DVC's own dental facility is designed to prepare graduates for employment and for successful completion of the Dental Assisting National Board leading to qualification as a Certified Dental Assistant and for the Registered Dental Assistant Examination from the Dental Board of California.