Apply for our paid, 10-week dental assisting training program and get the necessary technical hands-on and patient care skills to start a career as a Dental Assistant.

Dental Assistant Training, Certification and Paid, Hands-On Work Experience

Do you have a talent for calming anxious people? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, caring work environment? You could be a great Dental Assistant, who checks in patients, prepares them for the dentist, and is a crucial player in every dental practice.

Apply for this paid, 10-week dental assisting training program with JVS in partnership with the California Dental Association (CDA), Delta Dental, Eden Area ROP and Dental Perfections. Our hybrid online and in-person training provides you with the necessary technical hands-on and patient care skills to start a career as a Dental Assistant.

  • Introductory oral anatomy, dental procedures, and dental disease
  • Chairside dental assisting
  • Use and care of equipment and materials
  • Infection Control and aseptic techniques
  • Clinical skills through hands-on experience at a dental clinic
  • X-rays (Students are required to bring in 3 patients to perform full mouth exposure to complete the Radiation Safety training and be eligible for their x-ray licensure) 
  • Certifications included: Radiation Safety, Infection Control, and Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Low-income or unemployed
  • Age 18 old or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • English literacy
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties residents preferred
  • Ability to provide 3 patients for x-ray licensure exam
  • Ability to provide updated immunizations record

Take the first step toward a rewarding career as a dental assistant

April 26 – July 02

San Francisco/Bay Area
  • Online classes via Zoom
  • In-person classes in Berkeley
  • Externship sites in SF and East Bay

June 07 – August 12

San Francisco/Bay Area
  • Online classes via Zoom
  • In-person classes in Berkeley
  • Externship sites in SF and East Bay