Dental Assisting

Admission process for the Dental Assisting program is open

Mandatory Dental Assisting Entrance Exam

CASAS Testing

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Program Description

The CMCTS Post Secondary Dental Assisting Program is recognized by the NJ Department of Education, certified through the Commission on Dental Accreditation (subject for certification review every 7 years) and the Dental Radiology Portion of the program is approved by the NJ Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners. The Dental Assisting Program prepares students to meet the NJ licensing and certification requirements to become Dental Assistants in the State of New Jersey and indispensable members of the dental health care team.


  • High School diploma or equivalent (foreign transcripts must be evaluated and translated)
  • Passing the CASAS test
  • 18 years of age or older by September 1st of the enrolling year

* Please check with the licensing agency to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for licensure in your field.

Skills and Topics covered are

  • Introduction to the Dental Profession
  • Biomedical Science
  • Dental Materials
  • Dental Science
  • Dental & Medical Emergencies
  • Dental Radiology
  • Dental Health Education
  • Practice Management
  • Internship
  • Seminar

CDA/RDA DANB Licensing Requirements

Dental Assisting program candidates will be required to sign a statement declaring that, “I am of good moral character, not a habitual user of drugs and I have never been convicted of or pleaded no contendere, non vult contendere or non vult to an indictment, information or complaint alleging a violation of any Federal or State law relating to narcotic drugs” as per N.J.S.A.-Registered Dental Assistant and N.J.A.C.7-28-19.11-Dental Radiologic Board.

Dental Assisting students will be required to sign the same statement upon application to licensure and disclose any felony convictions within the last five years, any discipline action by a regulatory board or credentialing agency, any dismissal by an educational institution for an ethical violation, or if they have ever been declared mentally incompetent by a court of law. DANB will review each response and make a determination, in consultation with legal counsel, on a case-by case basis. DANB reserves the right, under extraordinary circumstances, to bring individuals for review under DANB’s Policy and Procedures for Disciplinary Review and Appeal.

Program Hours

The Dental Assisting Program is a full-time, ten month. The classroom hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 2:30pm. The Dental program is scheduled to begin in September and end in June.


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