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
This course prepares the dental assisting student for a career in an allied health
profession by providing the necessary skills to work and communicate effectively
with patients, dental team members, and other health professionals.