Dental Careers

Course Information​

​Available to students ​enrolled at these school districts.

Placer Union High School District​Roseville Joint Union High School District​Rocklin Unified School District​Western Placer Unified School District​Placer County ChartersOther Organizations
& Adults

Length of Course

Full Year |   August - June  |   (540 hours)

Section Meeting Times and Locations

1)   7:30 – 10:30am – Auburn CTE Center (click for directions)
2)   1:00 – 4:00pm – Auburn CTE Center (click for directions)

Course Calendar

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​Instructor Contact Information

     Jenny Michel

​ Student Learning Experiences

  • Industry standards and ethics
  • Dental anatomy
  • Dental physiology
  • Disease process and dental asepsis
  • In-demand skills in sterilization
  • 4-6 handed dental assisting
  • Front-office techniques
  • Dental terminology
  • Dental protocol
  • Manipulating dental materials
  • Direct patient care
  • Recording dental information
  • Professional employment acquisition
  • Mixing materials
  • Fabricating study models
  • Employment strategies for healthcare

 Recommended Classes and Preferred Prerequisites

  • Biology and/or life science

  • English

  • Aptitudes in finger and gross motor dexterity

  • High level English grammar, verbal skills and spelling

  • Ability to follow complex instruction sets

  • Good hygiene and emotional maturity

Job Site (Internship) Placement

  • Dental offices or clinics
  • Dental labs

Related Careers
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Receptionist
  • Registered Dental Assistant
  • Registered Dental Hygienist
  • General Dentist
  • Specialty Dentist
  • Office Manager

​ Local Post Secondary Sequences

2+2 College
Articulation Credits
Community Colleges Certificate
A.A./A.S. Programs
4-Year Colleges
B.A./B.S. Programs

​SC:  H ED 1 (2)

SCC: Dental Assisting
SCC: Dental Hygiene
SHA: Dental Hygiene

(SC: Sierra College; ARC: American River College; BC: Butte College; CRC: Cosumnes River College; FRC Feather River College; SCC: Sacramento Community College; SHA: Shasta College; YC: Yuba College) ​ ​

Important Notes/Requirements

​Required Spring Orientation
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Blended/Online Instruction
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Prior to placement:
In-Class: Tue, Thurs, Fri
Online: Mon and Wed

After placement:
In-Class: Friday
Online: Self-Paced 

​Self-Provided Transportation Required
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Dress Code Requirement
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​Background Check Requirement
Possible if age 18+

​Drug Screen Requirement
Possible if age 18+

​Proof of Immunization Required
Depending on placement
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​Recommended High School Credits

20 Credits per Semester

​UC a-g Approved?
“g” – Elective Credit

​Articulation Credit Available
Sierra College

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