SJVC’s Dental Assisting program trains you in all aspects of working with a dentist, including patient care, office and laboratory duties. Our balance of hands-on experience with classroom instruction covers all aspects of dental assisting skills and related theory. Whether you use your dental assisting training for a career chairside or in an administrative capacity, you are well prepared at the program’s completion.
* Dental anatomy
* Dental radiology
* Dental software
* Preventive dentistry
* Dental practice management
* Dental science
* Coronal polishing
Dental Assisting is an in-demand job with many work environment options available. As a dental assistant or dental office employee, you can expect to work in such areas as:
* Private dental offices
* Dental colleges
* Dental laboratories
* Private or government hospitals
Graduates earn an Associate of Science degree and certifications in Sealant, Radiology, CPR, Coronal Polish, and Infection Control, and are eligible to take the Dental Board of California Examination for State Licensure as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA).
San Joaquin Valley College's Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Dental Board of California.