Become a Dental Assistant

The Dental Assistant Program provides the students with a quality, equitable, student focused education, that prepares them to be highly competent, professional, and caring licensed dental assistants. Graduates from the program are employed in general private practices or clinics, and various specialty offices such as periodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, endodontics, orthodontics and pediatric dentistry.

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About the Program

The Dental Assistant Program offers a curriculum that prepares the students to successfully pass the Registered Dental Assistant Exam and the National Board Examination. In addition, students are well prepared to become skilled registered dental assistants, ready for employment as integral members of a dental team.

Program Overview

Application Period

The application to join MVC's Dental Assistant program is open annually from fall to June. The program runs from fall to spring and 24 students are accepted each year. 

Apply: October 2, 2023 – June 18, 2024 by 4 pm

The 2024-25 application period starts soon.

How to Apply

Information Sessions

Attend a Dental Assistant Program information session to learn more about earning your associate degree or certificate in this lucrative, highly-desired field. Information sessions cover a wide range of topics relevant to the program, including a program overview, prerequisites, the application and selection process, and costs.

Session Dates

  • October 2, 4 -5 pm
  • November 1, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
  • November 30, 4 - 5 pm
  • January 9, 4 - 5 pm
  • February 6, 4 - 5 pm
  • March 1, 4 - 5 pm
  • April 15, 4 - 5 pm
  • May 1, 4 - 5 pm
  • May 24, 4 - 5 pm
  • June 6, 4 - 5 pm

More Information

  • Sessions are online. Register online to attend a virtual information sessions, held via Zoom. You will be provided the link and passcode.
  • Parking is not free. Individuals coming to campus will need to purchase a parking pass to avoid receiving a ticket. Daily permits can be purchased online or at parking meters.

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Moreno Valley College, Dental Assisting Class of 2024
Moreno Valley College, Dental Assisting Class of 2024

Accreditation Status

The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Visit the Commission’s website.

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