Dental Assisting - Application Information

2024 Application dates posted below

See all the details below

Program Updates:

  • Starting Fall 2023, Human Relations content has been incorporated into DA core classes. There's no need to take a separate Human Relations course.
  • The interview component of the Dental Assisting application has been removed.
  • Positions in the Fall 2024 program will be determined solely on the points outlined on the application point sheet.
  • Dental clinic observations will not be required for 2024, but students may arrange to do observations for extra points. See the list of dental providers and the observation form below.

Application Information

Enrollment in this program is limited to 30 students per year.

  • Applicants must be Oregon residents or have F1 status.
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED by the start of Fall Term 2024.
  • By the start of the program, students must provide documentation of specific immunizations, background check & drug screen. Details will be given during the program orientation.
  • Program expenses including tuition plus differential pricing are approximately $8,300. Required student uniform, student instrument issue, lab fees, and National Exam fees can total an additional $6200, for this nine-month program. For information about financial assistance, visit the Financial Aid Office.
Application Opens Application Closes Notification Date Mandatory Orientation:
March 20, 2024 at 12:15 AM May 20th, 2024 at 4:00 PM


Initial notification:
May 29, 2024 at 4:00 PM

First Orientation: June 5, 2024
2-4:30 PM

Second Orientation: August 2024: Date TBD