Dental Assistant Certification

Do you have a talent for calming anxious people? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, caring work environment? A Dental Assistant checks in patients, prepares them for the doctor and is a key player in every dental practice. Apply for this free certification course, which will give you the skills and hands-on experience you need to begin a professional career in Dental Assisting.

Dental Assistants are in high demand in the Bay Area, particularly by community clinics in the East Bay. Get everything you need to get hired through our unique program with San Francisco State University. This free, no-tuition, 3-month course combines lectures, labs, a paid clinical externship and job search support until you are hired.

You’ll Learn

  • Introductory oral anatomy, dental operatory and dental equipment
  • Introductory tooth structure including primary and permanent teeth
  • The oral cavity and related structures
  • Dental hand-pieces, sterilization, and other areas
  • Legal aspects of dentistry today
  • Introduction to the dental office, including history of dentistry and dental assisting
  • Clinical skills through hands-on experience at a community dental clinic in the East Bay
  • Job search skills in dentistry
  • Certifications: X-ray license, Infection control and Dental Assistant

Requirements

  • low-income or unemployed
  • 18 years old or older
  • GED or high school diploma
  • English literacy
  • Basic math skills
  • Eligible to work in the United States

Dental Assistant Certification

January 28 – April 19, 2019

Apply by December 21, 2018

A Few of Our Instructors

Eliyana Dhakal

Eliyana Dhakal

Healthcare Program Coordinator

Eliyana brings more than a decade of experience working with people from all backgrounds and numerous countries. Eliyana holds a master’s degree in Public Health and is an expert on developing collaborations to create career pathways for JVS job seekers. She has also conducted research with professors at San Francisco State University and UCSF.

Details

Program Dates: January 28 – April 19, 2019 (includes externship)

Schedule: M – Th, 9am – 1:15pm (subject to change)

Location: TBD – East Bay

Clinical Externships in various community clinics in the East Bay

Certifications Included: X-ray license, Infection Control and Dental Assistant

Cost: none

Topics: dental terminology and tools, customer service, job search