Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene instructor Angela Barnett

Dental Hygiene instructor has important message for students

by Nyla on January 20, 2015

Angela Barnett knows something about struggle. She grew up in a family where her parents, Ken and Barbara, worked all their lives in “Blue Collar America,” as she describes it. Although her parents never went to college, they had a different dream for Angela and her brother. “They wanted a better life for me than

Posted in Dental Hygiene / Faculty Spotlights / Ontario

Flex your career muscle

by Nyla on July 30, 2014

Not everyone wants to work an 8:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday job. For many, part-time is a better fit for their family demands, financial needs or a lifestyle already filled with special interests, hobbies or commitments. Dental hygienists often enjoy the opportunity to work as many hours as they choose because many dental offices

Posted in Dental Hygiene / Medical Programs / News and Events

Career: Straight Ahead

by Nyla on July 17, 2014

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. That straight line is exactly what Melissa Mauldin made between her high school graduation in 2002 and the nearest place she could begin her general education and prerequisites needed to get into a Dental Hygiene program. She never had any doubts about the career she

Posted in Dental Hygiene / Grad Success / Medical Programs / Visalia

Dental Hygiene grads see the light

by Nyla on July 15, 2014

“There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark,” said Helen Keller. Graduating seniors from Ontario’s Dental Hygiene program could not agree more. Each class gives away $300 of class funds to their favorite dental charity during their Pinning and Awards Ceremony,

Posted in Dental Hygiene / Medical Programs / News and Events / Ontario

Big toothy animals go to pre-school

by Nyla on July 2, 2014

“Me, me, me next”, was all Dental Hygiene students Sara Gutierrez and Kylie Cade could hear when a classroom of pre-schoolers got to take turns wearing white pillowcase costumes to look like teeth, with one pink pillow cased student simulating a tongue, while another classmate practiced the skill of flossing between the ‘teeth’ with a

Posted in Dental Hygiene / Medical Programs / News and Events / Visalia

Surprise visit a nice break for Dental Hygiene students

by Nyla on June 18, 2014

When Mike Perry, SJVC’s co-owner and CEO, drops in on a class, there is usually a hush at his sudden presence and the unexpected interruption of class work. But it does not stay quiet for long. The San Diego campus’ Dental Hygiene students were surprised at the sight of the top college executive standing in

Posted in Dental Hygiene / Medical Programs / News and Events / San Diego

Entire Campus and Dental Hygiene program volunteer for dental health event

by Nyla on January 7, 2014

Many of San Diego’s homeless and low-income families in need of dental care spent the night in a huge tent outside the Del Mar Fairground’s Exhibit Hall for a first-in-line advantage to participate in the 3-day California Dental Association Cares event. Aimed at providing much needed dental care to those who cannot afford it, CDA

Posted in Dental Hygiene / News and Events / San Diego

Senior Dental Hygiene Students Tour State-of-the-Art Lab

by SJVC on January 3, 2012

Senior Dental Hygiene students from SJVC’s Rancho Cucamonga campus had a firsthand look of how digital technology is enhancing restorative dentistry. Guided by  Precision Ceramics Dental Laboratory’s VP and co-owner, Mark Jackson RDT, SJVC students were impressed by the facility’s innovation in fabricating precise restorations through digital impressions, CAD/CAM lasers, and cone-beam computerized tomography (CT

Posted in Dental Hygiene / News and Events / Ontario