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Dental Assisting Eligibility

The courses DENT 753, DENT 770, DENT 721, DENT 722, DENT 740, DENT 742, DENT 743, DENT 744, DENT 749, DENT 751, and DENT 763 are open to those who have been accepted into the Dental Assisting program. DENT 701, DENT 702 and DENT 703 are open to all students. A grade of C or higher is necessary for progression in the sequence. Upon successful completion of the program, the candidate is eligible to apply for a Certificate of Completion from the Office of Admissions and Records, sit for the California Registered Dental Assistant Exam, and the Dental Assisting National Board Exam.

Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

This course offers an introduction to the basics of dentistry. This course covers subjects of importance to current or potential dental assisting student, including tooth numbering systems, oral anatomy, tooth morphology, tooth structures, oral embryology, oral histology, dental caries, periodontal diseases, oral pathology, disease prevention techniques and nutrition as it affects the oral cavity. (This course is offered in the Fall only.)

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None