Dental Assisting

Admissions Requirements
Catalog Year: 2019a

The Dental Assisting program is open to qualified post-secondary students who meet the following program requirements.  If you are a high school student interested in dental assisting, see Chairside Dental Hygiene Assistant Training.

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Pass Davis Tech admissions assessments
  • Complete a physical exam performed by a physician and provide documentation of all required vaccinations.
  • Complete a Dental Assisting Program Application. 

Post Admission Requirements:

Students accepted into the Dental Assisting Program, must meet the following requirements:

  • Take and pass a urine drug screen. Complete and pass a federal criminal background check.*

*Any misdemeanor or felony conviction on record may negatively impact the chances of completing the program, being placed on an externship site, applying for the Certified Dental Assistant credential, and obtaining employment in a health care setting. See instructor for more information.

Many programs have guidelines beyond those you see above:  Critical Program Information