Learn the foundations of dental care and front office operations in this diploma program.
Curriculum includes an externship so you gain real-world experience.ᶛ
Complete your diploma in as few as nine months of study.*
Dental assistants do a little of everything in the dental office. From updating patient records to sterilizing instruments and assisting during procedures, their role is versatile, fast-paced, and can make a real difference in the lives of patients. With Concorde, you can be ready to pursue a dental assistant career in months, not years.
This California Dental Board-approved program prepares you to sit for the written and practical California State Board Examination to become a Registered Dental Assistant after graduation.†
Dental Assistant Curriculum
Concorde Garden Grove’s dental assistant diploma teaches foundational concepts of dentistry, including anatomy, physiology and the different dental specialties. You’ll learn to take impressions, assist during procedures, and how to keep the front office operating efficiently.
Blended Learning Format
Our program combines online coursework with hands-on labs and an externship.ᶛ You’ll complete some of your theory and lecture coursework online, meaning you can reduce the amount of time you spend on campus and gain more control over your schedule. It’s all part of how we support your success.
- Introduction to Dental Assisting and Dental Terminology
- Dental Specialties
- Materials and Procedures
- Patient Care and Management
- Diagnostics and Orthodontics
- Dental Radiology
ᶛ Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, whose length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes.
*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
†Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.