Who We Are

Fine Your Career in Dental

California Dental Certifications (CDC) is a Dental Assisting and Dental Laboratory CAD/CAM Training School for all stages within the dental profession including new students looking for that perfect career.

CDC works with dental professionals, both new to the United States, as well as California. We understand the confusion and frustration regarding California Certification and are here to help you through it step-by-step. CDC has been working with military spouses through the MyCAA Program for the past 14 years.

Free For Military Spouses

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Initiative provides up to $4,000. Financial assistance to spouses seeking to gain both the skills and credentials necessary to begin or advance their career. Career Advancement Accounts will cover the cost of training, education, and necessary supplies. Thus, enabling you to earn a certification credential in a career as a Dental Assisting or Dental Laboratory CAD/CAM.

MyCAA covers your ENTIRE tuition, not a penny out-of-pocket! CDC has payment options available for qualified students currently not a military spouse.

Our Dental Assisting Program will get you job ready in 4 weeks! A Dental Assistant’s tasks include getting a patient ready for examination, preparing patients for dental procedures, and more.

CDC offers all certification for Dental Laboratory CAD/CAM. Taking you from the initial first phase of design concept, to design fabrication using modern CAD/CAM imaging. You can have your certification completion in 1 month!

Your Path to a Successful Career

The warm, modern, and open environment you will experience will evoke camaraderie among the both students and instructors. Our mission is to help you achieve your vision of an exciting, lucrative career in dental. The instructors will guide you through the complex map of the certifications that are right for your career path.

From Dental Assisting to Dental Laboratory Technician CAD/CAM, we have a course for you. CDC will teach you the components of becoming a successful dental team member. The objective of each course is to provide, demonstrate, and allow each student to practice skills hands-on. Upon receiving your certification, you will have obtained the confidence and skills necessary to be successful in your new career.

Free Dental Assisting or CAD/CAM Training with Eligibility

Our Commitment to Your Success

If additional training is required in either the Dental Assisting or the Dental Lab Technology Course, you may come back and train at no additional fee for one year from the last day of training. CDC has very flexible schedules, and knows your time is valuable. CDC is committed to ensure you have gained the knowledge to be successful!


CDC is located in the heart of Downtown San Diego, with plenty of offsite parking. We are a few short blocks away from both the San Diego Amtrak/Coaster station and the San Diego trolley at the civic center.

Dental Assisting Schools Change Lives

“This was the right choice for me, it was quick, easy and an awesome opportunity.”

— Mackenzie