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Visalia Dental Assisting student Jared Ray with wife

Student in Visalia Dental Assisting program excels while juggling three jobs

by Nyla on October 29, 2018

Jared Ray is committed to his education and family. Not only is he balancing the responsibilities of being a husband and father with the demands of being a student in SJVC Visalia’s Dental Assisting program; he works not one, but three jobs while he trains to become a dental assistant. “I’m the kind of person

Posted in Dental Assisting / Student Spotlights / Visalia

Dental Assistant graduate Vanessa Lopez Ojeda

Dental Assistant student lands job at extern site 6 weeks before graduating

by Nyla on October 4, 2018

Vanessa Ojeda made a smooth transition from high school to SJVC’s Dental Assistant program in Visalia. “I thought Dental Assisting would be interesting because you don’t just do one thing every day,” she says. “You see lots of different people, and you get to do a variety of procedures.” Vanessa’s sister Jennifer had graduated from

Posted in Dental Assisting / Grad Success / Visalia

Temecula Dental Assistant program graduate Dani and husband

Dental Assistant grad knows “going it alone” can actually focus your career goals

by Nyla on June 21, 2018

Danielle “Dani” Watson knew no one in California when she loaded up a U-Haul and moved from Kansas to California to start her new Dental Assisting program on the Temecula campus. Her Marine Captain husband Adam was deployed in the Middle East, and she wanted to be close to Camp Pendleton when he returned to

Posted in Dental Assisting / Grad Success / Temecula

SJVC dental assistant students training in classroom

Is dental assisting the right career for me?

by Raja Tahir on January 2, 2018

Are you interested in becoming a dental assistant? This post examines some of the duties and responsibilities you may encounter if you become a dental assistant. We’ll cover information regarding: What dental assistants do on the job Where dental assistants work and how much they reportedly make The skills and characteristics needed to be a

Posted in Dental Assisting

SJVC launches Dental Assistant progam in Hesperia

SJVC Dental Assisting program now available in Hesperia

by Nyla on October 31, 2017

November will see the first class of Dental Assisting program students on the Hesperia campus, and staff and faculty could not be more excited. “The Registered Dental Assisting (RDA) program adds another quality offering to support the medical community,” says Richard Matley, Campus Director. The 9-month certificate program provides those interested in a Dental Assisting

Posted in Dental Assisting / Hesperia / News and Events

Dental hygienist vs dental assistant

What’s the Difference Between a Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant?

by SJVC on September 20, 2017

If you’re a fan of beautiful smiles, you might be interested in becoming a dental hygienist or dental assistant. It doesn’t hurt that these jobs are in-demand and can command a decent salary, either. But which dental career path is right for you? This article explores the difference between dental hygienists and dental assistants so

Posted in Dental Assisting / Dental Hygiene

Fresno Dental Assistant program graduate Krystin Kahle

Stay-at-home mom jumps heart-first into dental assisting career

by Nyla on September 14, 2017

In her mid-thirties, Krystin Kahle loved being a stay-at-home mom to her and husband Will’s three kids, Scott, Aerin and Liam. But something was pushing her to look outside her role and her life. “Should something happen to my husband, I needed to be able to provide for my family,” she reflects. “And I needed

Posted in Dental Assisting / Fresno / Grad Success