Dental Programs


Dental Programs

Courses at SF: Non Transfer

Non Transfer


Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements for Dental Assisting: Dental assisting faculty must have background in and current knowledge of dental assisting Faculty providing didactic instruction must have earned at least a baccalaureate degree. Laboratory, preclinical and clinical faculty must hold any current dental assisting credential required by the state in addition to a Dental Assisting National Board “Certified Dental Assistant” credential. Faculty members teaching additional or expanded dental assisting functions should be credentialed appropriately in those functions as required by the state. Appropriately prepared licensed dental hygiene faculty are eligible to teach these functions to dental assisting students without obtaining additional certification.

Minimum Requirements for Dental Hygiene: Full-time and part-time faculty of a dental hygiene program must possess a baccalaureate or higher degree. All part-time clinical and dental science laboratory faculty appointed prior to July 1, 2022, are exempt from the degree requirement. Faculty who are dental hygienists must be graduates of dental hygiene programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Dentists and dental hygienists who supervise students’ clinical procedures must possess qualifications which comply with the state dental or dental hygiene practice act. Individuals who teach and supervise dental hygiene students in clinical enrichment experiences should have qualifications comparable to faculty who teach in the dental hygiene clinic and are familiar with the program’s objectives, content, instructional methods and evaluation procedures.

Qualifying Fields

Dental Assisting
Dental Hygiene
Dental Education
Health or related field.


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