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Dental Assisting Course Sequences

See the classes you should take each term to complete the Dental Assisting certificate.

Dental Assisting Certificate Course Sequences

Getting Started

This program has special admission requirements and enrollment limits. The first step to entering this program is to take part in an assessment process, which includes taking the college’s free placement test and meeting with Chemeketa’s Advising and First Year Programs staff. You may need to complete program entry requirements. Then your advisor will help you develop an individualized program of study.

Be sure to review the catalog for important information about program outcomes and other details not found in this listing.

See course descriptions for more information about your classes.

Entry Requirements
Course Title Credit Hours
COMM111Z (or higher) Public Speaking 4
*DEN066 (or equivalent) Basic Science for Dental Assistants 3
MTH060  (or higher) Introductory Algebra+ (or higher) 4
PSY101 (or higher) Psychology of Human Relations+ 4
WR121Z (or higher) Composition 1 4

*Equivalent classes would be BI060 (discontinued 2021) or BI121 and 122 or BI231 and BI232.  All classes must be passed with a grade of C or better.

Dental Assisting Certificate 

 Dental Assisting Certificate 
Term Course Title Credit Hours
1 DEN150 Dental Sciences 3
DEN151 Introductory Concepts in Dental Assisting 3
DEN153 Dental Materials 1 3
DEN156 Dental Anatomy 4
DEN165 Dental Office Emergency Management 2
2 DEN160 Dental Specialties 3
DEN161 Dental Assisting Practicum 1 3
DEN162 Intermediate Clinical Skills 2
DEN163 Dental Materials 2 3
DEN164 Dental Radiology 1 3
DEN170 Dental Office Management 2
3 DEN171 Dental Assisting Practicum 2 9
DEN172 Expanded Functions. 3
DEN174 Dental Radiology 2 2