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Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting

One-Year Certificate

Prepare for employment in a dental office or lab by learning the current concepts of clinical chairside assisting. A dental assistant may serve as a clinical chairside assistant, receptionist, office manager, or laboratory technician.

Umpqua Community College’s Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Download more information about CODA.

Why choose this program?

  • Innovative, state-of-the-art dental lab
  • Career ready for a job in high demand in less than 1 year
  • Hands-on skills practice combined with classroom instruction
  • Nationally accredited program by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
  • Program includes 300-hour intern experience in a local dental office

Scholarships Available

E2L Scholarship

Career Opportunities

“I love UCC because you can tell it’s more than a job for staff and teachers to help students.” – Mikayla Cooper, UCC Dental Assisting Alum

More Program Information

Program description, outcomes and requirements are located in the Course Catalog.

For entry into the Dental Assisting program, an orientation seminar is required which includes information about the program, and required paperwork.

Money for College

Between scholarships, grants, work study, and loans, students like you can qualify for thousands of dollars to help them reach their education goals.

Licensure and State Reciprocity

Before enrolling in the Dental Assisting program, students should consider whether the license they need to obtain to work, will be valid outside the state of Oregon. Use this table to determine state to state licensure.