Dental Assisting

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

Fresno Dental Assisting students help veterans

Fresno Dental Assisting students provide dental services to veterans

by Nyla on January 23, 2017

Nearly 70 military veterans received much-needed dental services through Veterans’ Smile Day, an event hosted by the Fresno-Madera Dental Society. This November event invited dental health professionals – many of whom are, themselves, military veterans – and well-trained dental assisting students to volunteer their time to serve those who so selflessly served their country. Student

Posted in Dental Assisting / Fresno / News and Events


Dental Assisting students enjoy high-tech training off-campus

by Nyla on October 18, 2016

Mid-way through their Dental Assisting certificate program, Temecula Dental Assisting students are invited by Pacific Dental Services (PDS) to test drive an expensive and sophisticated piece of equipment essential to a specialty career in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.  The CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) unit, located at the PDS Corona training center, uses computer systems to

Posted in Dental Assisting / News and Events / Temecula

SJVC Fresno Dental Assisting students volunteer to help moms learn about dental care

Medical Assisting and Dental Assisting students help give moms a break

by Nyla on June 16, 2016

Several Medical Assisting and Dental Assisting students from SJVC’s Fresno and Madera campuses volunteered several hours at the Madera County Behavior Health last month to help a few moms of children under five years old enjoy a day of relaxation and health education. “The goal was to spend some time helping the women focus on

Posted in Dental Assisting / Fresno / Madera / Medical Assisting / News and Events

Temecula Dental Assisting students visit with Zena Dilling of J & Z Kit Rentals

Temecula Students Get Inside Look at Registered Dental Assistant Exam

by Nyla on May 26, 2016

Temecula’s Dental Assisting Program Director Cindy Ovard wants to do all she can to alleviate unnecessary exam stress when her soon-to-graduate Dental Assistant students and a few who just graduated take their State Board exam to become licensed Registered Dental Assistants (RDAs). “The 90-minute practical exam is all hands-on,” says Cindy, “and covers three areas:

Posted in Dental Assisting / News and Events / Temecula

Bakersfield dental assisting students visit elementary school

Bakersfield Dental Assisting Students Awe Kindergarteners

by Nyla on May 2, 2016

What is the best way to get rambunctious 5-year-olds to pay attention to something that helps them care for their teeth? Animals! Big, toothy, plush animals…who just happen to looooove having their teeth brushed and flossed. Recently Kimberly Rosalez, Dental Assisting Program Director at the Bakersfield campus, arranged for four Dental Assisting students and instructor

Posted in Bakersfield / Dental Assisting / News and Events

Bakersfield Dental Assisting Club

Dental Assisting students visit special needs classes to teach proper oral hygiene

by Nyla on January 4, 2016

Dental Assisting club members from the SJVC Bakersfield campus spent the morning of December 16th educating a combined class of 4th, 5th and 6th grade special needs students at Laurelglen Elementary School on how to properly brush and floss their teeth. The nine young autistic students, along with their teacher and teacher’s aides, listened intently

Posted in Bakersfield / Dental Assisting / News and Events

Dental Assisting Seminar Temecula

Dental Assisting students get crucial tips for upcoming State exam

by Nyla on November 2, 2015

Dental Assisting students on the Temecula campus got some important ‘insider’ information that will help them do well on their upcoming Registered Dental Assisting state boards. Zena Delling from J and Z Dental Seminars spent two hours with Dental Assisting program students recently, and left them feeling a lot better about what they might expect

Posted in Dental Assisting / News and Events / Temecula

Temecula Dental Assistants All Pass State Exams

100% of Temecula’s First Dental Assisting Class Passed RDA Licensure Exams

by Nyla on September 21, 2015

SJVC Temecula‘s very first Dental Assisting graduating class set an important precedent for future Dental Assistant classes to follow: They recently passed all three State exams to become Registered Dental Assistants (RDAs). All seven grads, plus one graduate from the August graduating class, met the academic and practical requirements for licensure. “Our Dental Assistant students were

Posted in Dental Assisting / News and Events / Temecula