Dental assistants play a vital role in the healthcare field. They are often the first point of contact for patients and play a key role in helping them feel comfortable and confident with their care. In addition, they are often required to manage equipment and supplies in a sterile and organized fashion. This includes everything from preparing dental tools and equipment to maintaining inventory levels and ensuring that the appropriate materials are ready for each patient.

In addition, they are responsible for working with front office staff to ensure appointments are scheduled in a timely manner and that all necessary paperwork is completed. As a result, it is important that they be good communicators to help make sure the dentist and the patients are on the same page.

For these reasons, it is important to choose a quality dental assisting program that has been approved by the California Dental Board. Healthcare Career College offers a highly-focused, hands-on training program that helps students prepare to pass national certification exams. We also offer a variety of financial assistance options, including scholarships and grants.

After graduating from a California-approved RDA program, students will need to submit an application to the Dental Board of California for licensure as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). This will include proof that they have successfully completed all six certification courses. These courses are: Radiation Safety, Coronal Polishing, Infection Control, Pit and Fissure Sealants, and Law and Ethics. Healthcare Career College will guide students through completing this application and filing it within the required filing dates.