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Dental Assisting Program in Orange County

ACC’s Dental Assisting program helps prepare students to assist with dental procedures and exams, all while providing excellent patient care. Earn your dental assisting diploma in as little as 10 months through online classes and hands-on lab training where you’ll learn how to manage industry-current equipment, process x-rays and more.

ACC’s Dental Assisting program in Orange County (Anaheim) helps students develop the confidence and practical skills they need to excel as a dental assistant. With one-on-one support and real-world experience, our Orange County program sets graduates up for success.

160-hour externship for real-world experience

160-hour externship for real-world experience
900+
Orange County program graduates

Technologically advanced equipment

Industry-current equipment

Dental Assisting Program - Orange County Overview

Campus Address 1200 North Magnolia Ave., Anaheim CA 92801
Program Type Blended (2 days a week in class, the rest online)
Program Length Can be completed in as little as 10 months
Financial Aid Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify
Accreditation The Dental Assisting programs in Los Angeles, Orange County and Ontario are approved by the Dental Board of California

Orange County Campus

American Career College’s Orange County campus is conveniently located where the 5 and 91 meet in the heart of Anaheim. The industry-current facility features modern classrooms and technologically advanced skills labs where students can experience hands-on instruction from distinguished faculty.

Campus Location

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Dental assisting classes start on March 28, 2024.

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ACC Faculty - Orange County Dental Assisting Program

Attend a dental assisting school in Orange County with accomplished faculty who are invested in your professional development.

Facutly Spotlight
Gia Martinez AS, BS, MA, RDA

Program Director, Orange County Dental Assisting Program

Dr. Martinez is a multifaceted education professional driven by her commitment to helping students achieve academic and personal success. With nearly 20 years of teaching and advice in both traditional and administrative settings, Dr. Martinez has a proven track record in classroom management, quality recruiting, enhancing workplace culture and strategic planning. Dr. Martinez has a robust educational background, holding an Associate in Medical Science from San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program (ROP), a Bachelor’s in Healthcare Management from Platt College and a Master’s in Psychology in Education from Grand Canyon University. Most recently, Dr. Martinez earned her PhD in Education from Grand Canyon University.

Beginning in 2005, Dr. Martinez supervised 18 orthodontic residents in her role as a Registered Dental Assistant and Orthodontic Instructor at USC’s School of Dentistry. Since then, she has held a wide range of leadership roles including Allied Health Director at Everest College, Director of Admissions at InterCoast Colleges and Assistant Director of Admissions at UEI College.

As Program Director of the Dental Assisting program at ACC’s Orange County campus, Dr. Martinez takes on various responsibilities. Among them, she monitors student progress, delivers individualized instruction, upholds accreditation standards and provides dental career advice — all while fostering an uplifting and professional learning environment.

Local Hospitals

Anaheim-Area Dental Offices

At ACC’s dental assisting school in Orange County, you’ll be situated near many local dental offices, including but not limited to: 1

  • OC Dental Center
  • West Coast Dental of Orange
  • OC Healthy Smiles
  • Dental Group of Anaheim
  • City Dental Centers - Anaheim

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