Dental Assistant: Dental Science II

An instructional program that prepares individuals to assist a dentist or dental hygienist performing the functions of a dental practice. Includes instruction in chairside assisting, patient preparation, front office functions, selected dental office laboratory procedures, and introduction to radiology.

Standards and Objectives
Test Points by Standard

  • Test Number: 721
  • CIP Code: 51.0601
  • Levels: 12-14
  • Course Length: 2.0 Credit
  • Number of Questions: See Test Points by Standard
  • Test Duration: 50 Minutes
  • Eligibility: Successful completion of the course standards and objectives.

Performance Evaluation

Required Tracking Form
The performance documentation is required to be submitted to the school testing coordinator on the day of the test.

Performance Documentation

Optional Tracking Form
The student performance evaluation is a required component of the skill certification process. Each student must be evaluated on the required performance objectives. Performance objectives my be completed and evaluated any time during the course.


Students who achieve 80% (moderately to highly skilled) on all performance objectives and an average of 75% on the written tests for Benchmarks 1-4 will be issued a Utah Endorsed Clinical Dental Assistant Skill Certificate.

The Clinical Dental Assistant Skill Certificate Application Form must be completed, signed and submitted to the state specialist for the Utah Endorsed Clinical Dental Assistant Skill Certificate.