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Program Details

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Clinical Dental Assisting program is designed to provide an opportunity for students to practice advanced expanded functions in clinical dental assisting. The distance education format and frequent enrollment opportunities allow for flexibility in program completion.

The program is a blend of academic and clinical coursework that requires attention to detail and motivation to complete tasks on a timeline. Courses must be taken in specific chronological order with clinical experience completed in partnership with a practicing dentist who is a member of the state Dental Association.

The Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Certification Exams for the designation CDA-Certified Dental Assistant, and the Arizona State Certification in Radiation Health and Safety Exam, and the Arizona Coronal Polishing Certificate (AZCP).

The total number of credits required for this certificate is 34-34.5. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.

Applicants who are accepted and enroll in the Clinical Dental Assisting program will be exposed to blood-borne and infectious diseases. The program strictly adheres to established policies and procedures regarding infection control as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Dental Association, The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


A high school diploma or GED equivalency is required.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association