Admission process for the Dental Assisting program opens in April/May of each year

Mandatory Dental Assiting Entrance Exam – Register Here

*One Stop clients: TABE testing completed through One Stop

Exam fee: $15.00

Time: 10:00 am

2018-19 Dental Assisting Calendar

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 TABE test
  • 18 years of age or older by Septemebr 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 2018/2019 Dental program is scheduled to begin in September 2018 and end in June of 2019.


* 2017-18 Tuition Information: Please refer to your signed tuition contracts for payment due dates. Final payments due February 3, 2018.

The tuition for the 2018-2019 class is $6,300.00. An initial deposit in the amount of $1,000.00 is due within 30 days of being conditionally accepted (or the first day of school whichever is sooner) to reserve your seat. The remaining tuition may be paid in installments of your choice as follows:

  • Pay in full $5,300.00 due by end of September

  • Pay in two installments in the amount of $2,650.00
    1st end of September, 2nd end of December.

  • Pay quarterly (4) installments in the amount of $1,325.00
    1st end of September, 2nd end of November, 3rd end of February and final payment end of April.

  • Out of county fee $2,000.00 additional

  • If you are sponsored through the One Stop or any other agency you will be given a promotional code to use when entering your payments.

  • Uniforms, textbooks, testing fees are included in the tuition.