Dental Department

The SCC Dental department is composed of two programs:  A dental assisting program and a dental hygiene program. Both programs require a full-time commitment.

The Dental Assisting program of study is an 11 month program and provides the opportunity to acquire a Certificate or an Associate of Science degree in Dental Assisting.  Classes begin in August each year with completion of the program the following July. At the completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take both State and National licensure examinations.

The Dental Hygiene program of study is a two-year Associate of Science degree program. Classes begin in the fall semester each year on a traditional semester schedule, with completion in May of the second year.

Both Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting students work in the dental clinic where students provide supervised preventive and therapeutic treatment.  This clinic is open to the public as well as to students, faculty and staff of Los Rios Community College District.  Fees are waived for current students, faculty and staff, and are very reasonable for the general public.

Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene

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    Dental Assisting

    The Dental Assisting program is a full-time day program to which students are admitted in August of each year. The curriculum is approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation… MORE >>

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    Dental Hygiene

    The Dental Hygiene Program consists of 39.5 units of prerequisite courses in addition to 45.5 units of dental hygiene courses. Students are required to complete additional general education and… MORE >>