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Sacramento Dental Assistant Program

Dental Assisting Classes
in Sacramento, CA

About the Dental Assisting Program at Sacramento

Our Dental Assisting program in Sacramento, California is designed to give you as much hands-on experience as possible. As part of that mission, we constructed a direct replica of a dental office in our labs. It is also why we recruit instructors based on their field experience. In fact, our Dental Assisting faculty has over 60 years of combined experience in the dental field.

The Dental Assisting students in Sacramento also benefit from class caps. No more than 20 students are permitted in each class, as this allows each student to develop their lab skills and receive one-on-one assistance from their instructors.

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What You’ll Learn

The Sacramento Dental Assisting program will prepare you for entry-level employment as a Dental Assistant. Successful graduates can work in dental offices, clinics, or labs. Our graduates also possess knowledge and experience with digital dental technology, including the use of industry-standard dental software.

Dental Assistants must often balance high-priority responsibilities that benefit patients, dentists, and other members of the dental practice team. Both their clinical knowledge and their communication skills make them great assets in the field. At our Sacramento campus, you will receive specialized training to perform the following tasks:

  • Preparing patients for procedures
  • Sterilizing dental instruments
  • Making dental impressions
  • Installing fixed prosthodontics
  • Providing support during oral surgeries
  • Taking dental X-rays
  • Instructing patients on proper oral hygiene

Dental Assistant Program Admissions Requirements for the Sacramento Campus

If you are looking for Dental Assistant training in Sacramento, we encourage you to review the following steps to admission:

1 Career planning session & admissions interview

2 Submit proof of high school education/equivalent

3 Assessment test

4 Admissions application

5 Enrollment agreement

6 Financial preparations

Dental Assisting Program with a Career-Driven Curriculum

Our Dental Assisting program will prepare you for employment in a growing field. In as little as 10 months, you can gain vital knowledge about infection control, sterilization techniques, medical emergencies, dental X-rays, dental instruments, and more. To accomplish these educational objectives, we use several learning techniques. These include simulation training and a supervised externship. This experience will provide you with real-world experience and several networking opportunities for future employment.

Here are a few examples of our Dental Assisting Courses:

  • Dental Terminology and Proper Asepsis Techniques
  • Chairside Assisting for General and Specialty Dentistry
  • Dental Materials and Prevention
  • California Dental Assisting with Expanded Duties Lab
  • Dental Radiology
  • Dental Practice Management
  • Clinical and Lab Duties
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The Sacramento Campus

In 2006, we opened our campus in Sacramento, California. Several milestones later, we were recognized as a “School of Excellence” by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). This status is awarded to institutions for their dedication to the rigors of the ACCSC endorsement as well as their efforts to maintain the greatest levels of success among their students. Our campus maintains several classrooms, labs, a library, a student lounge, and several clerical areas.

In 2015, we launched our Dental Assisting program. Since then, we have helped many aspiring DAs receive their diploma and prepare for the field. Located near Commerce Gardens and the American River, our campus is accessible from the Capital City Freeway. It is surrounded by numerous restaurants and small businesses.

Externship Experience

Our supervised externship will provide a window into your future profession. Once you have completed your 200 hours of externship experience, you can apply to take the Registered Dental Assistant State Exam. This will serve as a benefit to you when seeking employment.

Networking Opportunities

The majority of our Dental Assisting students who pursue their externship may find employment at their externship site. Not only will you gain real-world experience, but you may also find your next job through our program.

I would like to thank career services for prepping me for my externship and sharing their honest opinions regarding my career and my growth.

- Joseph E. (2019 Unitek Graduate)

Campus Location

Our campus is ideally located for Dental Assisting students who commute to school. We are within range of several homes and apartment complexes. The city of Sacramento is a bustling hub with many opportunities for the next generation. Not only is it the capital of California, but Sacramento has also become one of the largest cities on the West Coast. It’s also one of the fastest-growing cities in the state. This can be attributed to its status as a renowned financial and educational center.

Sacramento Campus
Phone: 888-518-6601
1111 Howe Avenue Suite #300
Sacramento, CA 95825

Sacramento has also become a major center for the state’s healthcare industry. It is the seat of Sutter Health, the world-famous UC Davis Medical Center, and the UC Davis School of Medicine.

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Commonly Asked Questions

At our Sacramento campus, we cap our Dental Assisting classes at 20 students. This allows you to have more time with each instructor, and visa versa. We have found this class size to be an ideal one for success.

You can complete our Dental Assisting program in as little as 10 months. This means it’s possible for you to change careers in under a year’s time.

In addition to our team of experienced instructors, we offer employment assistance through our career-services department, including mock interviews, resume labs, job-search strategies, and more.

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