The Dental Assistant program is open to qualified post-secondary students who meet the following program requirements.
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Complete a physical exam performed by a physician and provide documentation of all required vaccinations.
- Complete a Dental Assistant Program Application.
- Complete program placement assessments as noted below.
Students accepted into the Dental Assistant Program, must 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
Placement Assessment Requirements (Download/Print Assessment Requirements)
- READING REQUIREMENTS
Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 237 - 300
- MATH REQUIREMENTS
Accuplacer Next Generation Math (Arithmetic) Score: 236 - 249
Certifications & Credentials
Davis Technical College CredentialsDavis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion
Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification
Certified Dental Assisting (CDA)
Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing R156-69-604 Radiology Certification
Utah State Board of Education CTE Skill Certificate (High School Students Only)
Dental Assistant: Dental Science I
Academic agreements are used to identify comparable courses or pathways between educational institutions. This allows students to receive credit at a receiving institution without having to duplicate courses recently completed and to continue their education between schools. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, students must provide a transcript to the receiving institution with a grade “B” or better in the designate course(s). Any additional requirements are stated below.
CDA, Master's Education from Ashford University
CDA, Certificate of Completion from Davis Technical College
High School Diploma, Certificate from Bryman
Diploma, with Extensive Industry Experience from
High School Diploma, Certificate from Salt Lake Community College
*NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.
**High School Students: High school students are exempt from student tuition and fees. While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials.