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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Applications now being accepted for 2023-24!

Interested in becoming a dental assistant? MVC's DA program is accepting applications for 2023-24 through June 21 at 4 pm.

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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: December 10, 2022 – June 21, 2023 by 4 pm

The 2023-24 application is available.

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

  • Tuesday, January 10, 4 - 5 pm
  • Tuesday, January 24, Noon - 1 pm
  • Monday, February 27, 4 - 5 pm
  • Friday, March 10, 3 - 4 pm
  • Friday, March 24, 3 - 4 pm
  • Monday, April 24, 3 - 4 pm
  • Friday, May 5, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
  • Friday, May 19, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
  • Friday, June 9, 3 - 4 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 2023
Moreno Valley College, Dental Assisting Class of 2023

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.

Upcoming Accreditation Site Visit and Third-Party Comments Solicitation

The Moreno Valley College, Dental Assistant Program will undergo an accreditation site visit from the Commission on Dental Accreditation on February 21-22, 2023. The program is soliciting third party comments, pertaining to the accreditation standards relative to the Moreno Valley College, Dental Assistant Program.

The deadline for receiving any third party comments is December 23, 2022. A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission's policy on third-party comments may be obtained by contacting the Commission by calling 1 (312) 440-4653 or by email.

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