Program Facts

Learn the foundations of dental care and front office operations in this diploma program.

Curriculum includes an externship so you gain real-world experience.

Complete your diploma in as few as eight months of study.

Program Overview

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 San Bernardino’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

  • Introduction to Dental Assisting and Dental Terminology
  • Dental Specialties
  • Materials and Procedures
  • Patient Care and Management
  • Diagnostics and Orthodontics
  • Dental Radiology
  • #7

    Jobs Without a College Degree according to U.S. News & World Report

  • 11%

    Job Growth Nationwide for dental assistants, 2018-2028

  • 17%

    Job Growth in California for dental assistants, 2018-2028


Job growth for dental assistants should rise along with overall demand for dental care

*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.