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Dental Assisting
Once Accepted

The following information is for students that have been accepted into the 10-Month Dental Assisting Program. You will be given a packet of information regarding the following when you meet with the orogram director once you are notified of your acceptance.

Required Exams, Immunizations, and Lab Tests

Dental Assisting is a career that involves exposure to bloodbourne pathogens and diseases.
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Accepted students must complete the following and submit the required forms by June 26, 2014.

  1. Obtain a physical evaluation and the required immunizations and lab test.
    • You will need to be examined by a licensed Physician or Nurse Practitioner and a licensed Dentist and have these practitioners complete the required forms.
  2. Obtain a dental examination.
    • The student also must have a dental exam.
    • The student is required to have this form signed off by a dentist to allow for a set of dental radiographs (x-rays) to be taken on them and allows them to be a patient during the Coronal Polish course.
  3. Obtain Certification in CPR for Medical Practitioners through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.
  4. Sign a student confidentiality statement.


Orientation

There will be a mandatory orientation for all accepted students into the Fall, 2014 10-Month Program on July 8, 2014.

Required Uniform

The Dental Assisting Program at College of San Mateo requires students to wear a uniform. The uniform encourages an atmosphere of learning and professionalism. 
You must have your uniform and wear it by the first day of classes, August 18, 2014.