Dental Assisting Program 2018

The Santa Cruz County CTEP Dental Assisting Program is a full-time two-semester program starting in August 2019 and ending in June 2020. This program provides training as a professional Clinical Dental Assistant offering four certifications required for an entry-level position and are also mandated requirements for application for the Registered Dental Assistant licensure for the State of California.

Students must attend ONE of the following Dental Assisting Program orientations as a requirement for the application process. The orientations will be held at the Santa Cruz County CTEP office located at:

    399 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

The application process will include the following:

  1. Completion of Dental Assisting application ( 2019-20 School Year )

  2. Attend an Orientation (March 3rd, April 17th or May 8th)

  3. Completion of reading assessment (scheduled with instructor)

  4. Completion of personal interview (will be completed after reading assessment)


* Student MUST contact instructor to schedule reading assessment and personal interview at (831) 262-8617 or email