Thank you so much for your interest in Central California Dental Academy. I, along with our instructors look forward to welcoming you to our innovative and unique course in dental assisting. We offer a course designed to give you the skills necessary to start your new career, at a minimum cost of time and expense.
We offer this opportunity from the perspective of practicing dentists and experienced dental assistants in the setting of an actual dental office. While we will seek to give you exposure to a wide range of techniques, materials, and dental knowledge, we will focus on the skills that dentists see as “core necessities” for starting a job as a dental assistant right away.
Job opportunities for trained dental assistants are readily available in today’s marketplace. While no one can guarantee job placement, the dental profession is currently facing a shortage of trained dental assistants. With our course, you will be equipped to start your new exciting career in dental assisting with an eye on future opportunities.
Our enrollment process is easy and we will guide you every step of the way.
Are you ready to change your life?
Monday and Tuesday:
Online learning at your own pace
Wednesday and Thursday: On-campus 9:00 am – 2:30 pm focus is lab, sim-lab
Beginning at week 8
On-campus 9:00 am – 2:30 pm focus is clinical training
Evenings Classes: from 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Schedule is subject to change. Ample notice will be given prior to the start of the program.
Cost & Payment Options
The total cost for our 16 week Dental Assisting Program is $6,500.
The registration fee ($125.00), the book fee ($250.00), and the scrub fee ($125.00) are due with the enrollment agreement to hold your place in the class (a down payment total of $500.00).
Because we only accept up to 12 students per course to ensure only the highest level of education, a non-refundable deposit of $500 is required with an enrollment agreement submission.
There are a limited number of seats available in each class. Seats are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Submit your Enrollment Agreement here.
Financing options are available to help students receive a quality yet affordable education.
Financing options are available to help students receive a quality yet affordable education. Ask an admissions representative about how you can lower your monthly payments through our financing partners.
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In-House Payment Options
There are affordable financing options to make sure everyone can afford this program
There are a limited number of seats available in each class. Seats are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median dental assistant salary in California is $46,060 a year and is rising because dental assistants are in such high demand.
The highest-earning dental assistants are earning as much as $60,460 a year. Once you become a dental assistant there are many different paths you can take to advance. After graduating from our program you will have the opportunity to earn advanced certifications while working in a dental office. Additional certifications provide a pathway to continue advancing your dental assisting career.
Here is an example of the path that Madison took:
Job Placement Opportunities
Beginning at week 13 of the program program externship will begin. You will have the advantage of 160 hours of professional training at a reputable dental office. We will help match you with a dental practice so you can start your career as a successful dental assistant upon completion of the program.
Externship: An element of our Dental Assisting program is the completion of clinical experiences under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist.
• Students must demonstrate effective communication skills: Imperative for dealing with patients and coworkers alike.
• Administrative skills: Such as how to file records and operate common dental office management software.
• Chairside manner: The appropriate manner of interacting with patients in a calming and caring way.
• How to record medical histories: A crucial task for every new patient your office will acquire.
• How to take X-rays: A common task you may be assigned to do.
• How to use dental materials: As well as understanding what they are and for what they are commonly used.
Externship Statement: CCDA will make every effort to find all eligible students a site for externship completion. The area of location is not guaranteed nor can CCDA guarantee the externship site and student will be a good fit. Any type of employment opportunities is solely up to the externship site and is not guaranteed or required of an externship site. It is the responsibility of the student to complete the clinical assignments required for this course. All clinical assignments will be completed in a competent manner and in accordance with techniques and protocols taught by this program.
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Certificate of Completion: Upon completion of this course students will receive All California Board Approved Certifications required to obtain a position as an entry level Dental Assistant.
• CPR Certificate
• Law and Ethics certification
• Dental Practice Act certification
• 8-Hour Infection Control certification
• Radiation Safety certification
• Coronal Polish certification