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Dental Assisting School Canyon Country

How do I become a dental assistant?

Fast-track training for a dental assistant in Santa Clarita and Canyon Country, CA can be completed in just 10 months at Charter College. Graduates of the Charter College Certificate in Dental Assisting program are prepared for entry-level employment in dental settings with job titles that include chairside dental assistant, dental x-ray technician, and dental office manager. The Canyon Country campus is located at 27125 Sierra Highway, Suite 329.


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Students from Canyon Country and Santa Clarita enroll in an innovative Blended Learning curriculum, enabling them to enroll as full-time students and attend campus just two days a week. With the program's accelerated curriculum, students can complete the program in less than a year and get out in the workforce sooner than many other dental assisting programs.

What you will learn in dental assisting school

Dental assistant education will include lecture, laboratory, and hands-on clinical instruction with a professional dentist or hygienist.

  • Chairside assisting procedures
  • Infection control and treatment procedures
  • Basic office procedures and maintaining patient records
  • Scheduling and billing

How do I become a registered dental assistant?2

To become licensed as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in the state of California, you must:

  1. Graduate from a California Board-approved RDA educational program, or complete 15 months of work experience as a dental assistant
  2. Successfully complete California Board-approved courses in radiation safety and coronal polishing
  3. Successfully complete California Board-approved courses in the California Dental Practice Act and infection control within five years prior to application
  4. Successfully complete an AHA or ARC-approved course in Basic Life Support
  5. Pass a state written and practical exam
  6. Pass a state written exam in law and ethics
  7. Apply for licensure as an RDA to the Dental Board of California.


1 State of California, Employment Development Department, 2010-2020 Occupational Employment Projections, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale Metropolitan Division,
2 Dental Assisting National Board, Inc., California State Requirements,