Dental Assisting

​​​​​​​​​​BECOME A DENTAL ASSISTANT AT THE
#1 PROGRAM IN THE NATION!



 

You can download the
New Student Information HERE​​​

After you submit an application, you will receive an email from sjcc.admissions@sjcc.edu with the following information:

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UPCOMING ORIENTATION


DENTAL ASSISTING
STUDENT ORIENTATION​

​IMPORTANT AND MANDATORY!!

Wednesday August 29, 2018

1:00pm - 4:00pm, Dental Lab T-506

Technology Center 5th Floor
(Corner of Bascom and Moorpark Avenue)

 ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY FOR ALL REGISTERED
AND WAITLIST STUDENTS

 The orientation will last approximately 3 hours - please plan accordingly. Guest and friends are welcome to attend with you, but please, no children.

NEW STUDENT Info

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  • ​The Dental Assisting facility clinic contains ten state-of-the-art dental operatories and five x-ray operatories where traditional and digital x-ray techniques are taught.
  • The dental laboratory contains thirty work stations fully equipped with instruments.
  • Classes begin every semester with two instructors assigned to every thirty students. A CPR Certificate for Healthcare Providers, Reading and Writing Level 2. the Hepatitis B Vaccinations, and  a current TB test are recommended BEFORE the first day of class. 
  • BE ADVISED: Dental Assisting is an intense, full-time fast-moving curriculum and requires CONSIDERABLE student commitment.
  • The Dental Assisting Program is NOT a Dental Hy​giene Program

​Upon Successful Completion Students May Earn the Following:

 

  • Dental Radiation Safety Certificate (X-ray license) 
  • Coronal Polishing and Pit and Fissure Sealants Certificate
  • Eligible to take the Dental Board of California State Board exam for licensure to become a Registered Dental Assistant (R.D.A.).  
  • Elgible to take the Dental Assisting National Boards Certified Dental Assistant exam to become a Certified Dental Assistant (C.D.A.)
  • Earn an A.S. Degree in Dental Assisting 
  • Students may enter the program in either the Fall OR Spring semester by enrolling in ALL six​​ of these courses: DENT 151, 152, 153,154, 155 and 156.

The Dental Assisting Program is FULL-TIME Monday through Thursday 8:30-2:30 and Friday 8:30-5:00. It is recommended students practice after school each day. Students must register in ALL six courses. There is no partial enrollment. Counselors will assist with registration process. 

Costs of uniforms, books, safety items, tuition, and miscellaneous supplies are estimated at $1,500-$2,000 for the 11-month​ program. Costs are spread out over the 11 months. Approximately $800 is needed at the start of the program.  See our Schedule of Classes for more information.

JOB POSTINGS

 Steven Lee

Job Development & Placement Specialist​
​​(408) 298-2181, x Ext. 3529

​ACCREDITATIONS

  • ​Commission on Dental Accreditation American Dental Association 
  • Dental Board of California 

Dental Assistants work closely with dentist(s) to help provide compassionate patient care during dental treatment.  Dental assistants perform many tasks, ranging from setting up, sterilization, and taking x rays to recordkeeping and scheduling appointments.  Salary can range based on experience, training, and skills from $30,000 to $55,000 annually. Please see link below for Program S​tudent Learning Outcomes.

​Contact Us

Program Informa​​tion:

Counselor
Dental Assisting Counselor
408-288-3798

Faculty & Staff

Edna​ Dolatra 
(Coordinator)

Laura L. Sanchez
Wendy Pio
Jodi Kokoletsos
Jitka Stodulka
Anouk Sivi
Paula Morgan
Andrea Powell
Michele Heemskerk
(Lab Tech)

​Location:
Technology Building,
5th floor
(Corner of Bascom and Moorpark Avenue)

Vaccines Required

​​Negative TB Test

Hepatitis B Vaccine

Flu Vaccine​​

 REQUIRED
CPR Course Offerings

Heart Share Training

American Red Cross​

FIND A DENTIST

For information on finding a dentist or dental clinic in your area, please click on the link to the Santa Clara County Dental Society


Dental Board oF CALIFORNIA​For Dental Assisting ​licensing information go to Department of Consumer Affairs Dental Board of California.

To visit the website click: ​Dental Board of California


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