Dental Assisting


Open wide – Dental Assistant students see Orthodontist in action

by Nyla on September 16, 2015

Dental Assisting students spend a lot of lab time working on each other to perfect their dental skills and techniques. But there is nothing quite like watching a dental professional work on real patients to open their minds to the intricacies of a thriving dental practice. Temecula’s Dental Assisting students got that chance recently when

Posted in Dental Assisting / News and Events / Temecula

Temecula Dental Assisting pinning ceremony

Dental Assisting Pinning Ceremony a first for the Temecula campus

by Nyla on April 1, 2015

A Pinning Ceremony was held on March 19th for the very first graduating class of Temecula’s new Dental Assisting program. Graduates and their families attended the hour-and-a-half long event that marked successful completion of the program. The awarded Dental Assisting students earned certificates, as well and their Dental Assisting pins. “The pin establishes their status as

Posted in Dental Assisting / News and Events / Temecula


A Shout Out to All the Dental Assistants Out There!

by Susie on March 6, 2015

Did you know that the first full week in March is Dental Assistant Recognition Week (AKA DARW)? This year, we’re celebrating it March 1-7, and did so by encouraging our SJVC students and grads to post pictures of themselves on the job or in the classroom/lab. We got some pretty awesome photos of our students practicing their dental

Posted in Dental Assisting / SJVC

Dental Assisting students help kindergartners

Kindergartners help Dental Assisting students practice their skills

by Nyla on December 8, 2014

Seventy-five kindergartners at Hamilton Elementary School in Fresno got a great education about how to properly brush their teeth, while they helped 15 SJVC Dental Assisting (DA) students polish their instructional skills. Both sets of students came away with a little more experience and expertise. DA students each took groups of 4-5 eager kindergartners, who

Posted in Dental Assisting / Fresno / News and Events

AMTSS Club spurs Back-to-School Donations

by Nyla on August 27, 2014

The American Medical Technologists Student Society on the Visalia campus spearheaded a drive to collect funds and supplies for Back-to-School backpacks for kids involved in the local Boys and Girls Club. AMTSS Board members lead a 4-week collection campaign, which began early July and ended August 7th. Club members set a goal of providing thirty

Posted in Dental Assisting / Medical Programs / News and Events / Student Success

SJVC Dental Assistant instructor hears the call to help

by Nyla on June 3, 2014

Fresno campus DA instructor, Nancy Spruit, wanted for several years to travel to a remote area with the International Christian Organization, Help the Children, to provide dental care to those in dire need. But she had to wait until she had worked at SJVC long enough to get that extra 5-days of vacation in order

Posted in Dental Assisting / Faculty Spotlights / Fresno

Smile Power is the new Flower Power

by Nyla on May 22, 2014

When Jasmine Murguia was a young girl and first got braces on her teeth, she knew the importance of a nice smile. But, it was not until she was crossing the campus of a local community college and spontaneously gave a big smile to a girl as she passed that she found out what that

Posted in Dental Assisting / Grad Success / Visalia

Visalia student saves a life

by Nyla on April 4, 2014

It was 6:40 one Monday morning when Dental Assisting student, Jesus Sanchez, just a few minutes into his 25-minute commute from Farmersville to the Visalia campus, was jolted into full alert.  Just ahead of him a SUV and a motorcyclist collided, and the bike rider was briefly airborne. “It happened real quick, but it seemed

Posted in Dental Assisting / News and Events / Visalia

Family Crisis Drives Student To Never Give Up

by Nyla on December 10, 2012

Fresno Dental Assisting program student Angela Cantu wasn’t sure she would ever make it to her December 13th graduation ceremony. A few months before the end of her program Angela’s mom, Diana, was diagnosed with breast cancer and their world was turned upside down. “When we first found out, I couldn’t concentrate on school until

Posted in Dental Assisting / Fresno / Student Spotlights