Dental Assisting Basic Training Program

Dental Assisting Students

The Dental Assisting Basic Training Skills Certificate Program is a formal training program that teaches students infection control, radiation health, safety, and dental chairside procedures. Completion of the program qualifies students to take the Dental Assisting National Board Radiation Health and Safety Certification exam and the Infection Control Certification exam. The program is ideal for students seeking short-term job training, flexibility, affordability, and in-person labs in a state-of-the-art dental setting.

It's important to note that the Dental Assisting Basic Training Skills Certificate Program is separate from the TMCC Dental Assisting Program, which is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). However, students who complete the Skills Certificate program will earn three points towards admission to the CODA-accredited Truckee Meadows Community College Dental Assisting Program. Although the program is not eligible for financial aid, students may be eligible for scholarship funding.

Steps to Apply

Students must be at least 18, a high school graduate, or a recognized equivalent, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, and Have no financial or library obligation to the college

Space is limited, and students must complete and submit an interest form to the program. Students are selected based on their chronological position on the applicant list and room in the program for the semester they apply.