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Dental Assistant

When to Apply

Applications to the Dental program close on April 15. Please attend a mandatory Information Session prior to applying.

Mandatory Information Sessions

Allied Health Information Session Schedule:

First Tuesday, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Zoom Zoom Link/Meeting ID: 2530229200)
Third Thursday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (In-person,  Health Professions Center Lobby, Table Rock Campus, White City)

For more info email: [email protected]

All in-person classes are held in White City Health Professions Center.

List of required courses

List of permanently or potentially disqualifying crimes

What is a Dental Assistant?

A dental assistant is the one who greets the patient as they go into the dental office for treatment.  Often being the person who helps the patient who is a little afraid, become more comfortable.  They work closely with the Dentist to provide quality care for the patient.  A dental assistant can work independently with an Expanded Functions certificate (from the Dental Assistant National Board).  A dental assistant is a vital team member that helps the flow of the entire office go smoothly.  A dental assistant whom graduates from RCC and successfully passes the five Nation Board exams will be prepared to enter the workforce with the skills the dentist is requiring for a great career.

Why become a Dental Assistant?

This is a field that has been projected to expand by 18% by 2024, which means that job opportunities will become increasingly more abundant in the upcoming years.  Dental assistants enjoy exciting, varied assignments, steady work schedules, respect, and prestige. With the right credentials, you can:

  • Work for a private dental practice.
  • Work at a dental clinic, performing a variety of services.
  • Work for a federal, state, or local government agency.

A career as a Dental Assistant offers great hours and benefits, and with RCC’s one-year certificate program you can get into the workforce quickly.  Dental Assistants reap the benefits of a flexible schedule and gratifying career.

How to Apply

To become an RCC student fill out an online admission application from the options.

Contact Career Services to help you prepare for the AHO program interview.

This is a competitive program and not all qualified applicants may be accepted. There will be a waitlist established for those not accepted into the cohort immediately in case new clinical space is open or students decline their seats in the cohort. Any application received after the application deadline will be waitlisted.

Get your immunization records and submit your transcripts as soon as possible to secure your spot in the program. Oregon Health Authority [OHA] mandates current immunizations, American Heart Association, Health Care Provider CPR and First Aid card; a urine drug screen and a criminal history as a condition of clinical attendance for all health careers students who have direct patient contact during their program practicum (for more information please see OHA's Student Information Sheet).

Students who have not completed the above requirements will be withdrawn from the program. It is your responsibility to watch your email and  the Medical Assistant website prior to and after acceptance into the program to check for updated requirements. All communication will be via the email you used to apply to RCC.

financial aid eligibleHow much will it cost?

The program is Financial Aid eligible.

Follow the link for more detailed tuition rate information. This program is subject to additional costs depending on requirements of the specialty track chosen.

Additional Questions Contact:
Carmen Mons BSDH, RDH, EPP, MEd
Allied Health Occupations
[email protected] or [email protected]