All dental assisting courses require a grade of C or higher 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
Minimum Grade for Prerequisites
Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
This course is held at the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry.
The dental assisting students assist dental students at chairside. The student is
able to apply previously taught chairside theory to practical experience while caring
for the dental patient.
Letter Grade Only
Lab hours/semester: 72-81
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Dental Assisting Program