Certificate in Dental Assistant Training

SJVC is committed to our students' and graduates' personal and professional success.

Our curriculum is designed from the ground up to equip you with the skills that matter most to today's employers. The quality of our career education programs — from course development to interactive instruction — is validated by our accreditation and approvals.

Ask one of our 25,000+ graduates about their SJVC experience and they'll likely describe it as a life change — not just a step forward in their career development. When we get that type of positive feedback, we know we're doing things right.

Dental Assistant Program

SJVC's Dental Assistant program trains students in all aspects of working with a dentist, including patient care, and office and laboratory duties. Our balance of hands-on experience and classroom instruction prepares students with the dental assisting skills and related theory they'll need to perform on the job. Whether you use your Dental Assistant training for a career chairside or in an administrative capacity, you are well prepared at the program's completion.

Learn Dental Techniques, such as

  • Dental anatomy and radiology
  • Dental software
  • Preventive dentistry
  • Dental practice management
  • Coronal polishing

Dental Career Opportunities

Our dental assisting training provides graduates for a career that offers many work environment options. As a dental assistant or dental office employee, you can expect to perform the following job duties:

  • Provide chairside assistance to the dentist
  • Take dental impressions
  • Coronal polish and fluoride treatments
  • Expose and process X-rays
  • Practice infection control procedures
  • Apply pit and fissure sealants.

Programmatic Accreditation

The SJVC Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Dental Board of California.

Campus Locations

  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Fresno, CA
  • Temecula, CA
  • Visalia, CA

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to qualified students in the form of federal grants, loans, work-study, scholarships and institutional payment plans.


San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org.

State Approvals

SJVC is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means that SJVC has been found in compliance with the standards set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8) and Title 5, Division 7.5 – Private Postsecondary Education of the California Code of Regulations.

Any questions that a student may have regarding the college catalog and/or catalog supplement that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at:

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

Physical Address
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833

Telephone Numbers
Toll free (888) 370-7589
(916) 431-6959

Fax Number
(916) 263-1897


For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit http://www.sjvcdisclosures.com/"

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Source: Career School Now - San Joaquin Valley College

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