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San Joaquin Valley College

San Joaquin Valley College is an accredited private junior collegecommitted to the professional success of its students and graduates.

The Bakersfield Campus, founded in 1982, was the second of seven San Joaquin Valley College Campuses. Located in the Southern San Joaquin Valley, the campus serves students and employers in all neighboring communities between Visalia and Santa Clarita.

Students benefit from a balance of class-room instruction and real-world experience, learning the skills they need to go straight to work in today’s competitive job market.

Dental Assisting

SJVC’s Dental Assisting program trains you in all aspects of working with a dentist, including patient care, office and laboratory duties. Our balance of hands-on experience with classroom instruction covers all aspects of dental assisting skills and related theory. Whether you use your dental assisting training for a career chairside or in an administrative capacity, you are well prepared at the program’s completion.


  • Dental anatomy

  • Dental radiology

  • Dental software

  • Preventive dentistry

  • Dental practice management

  • Dental science

  • Coronal polishing

Career Opportunities

Dental Assisting is an in-demand job with many work environment options available. As a dental assistant or dental office employee, you can expect to work in such areas as:

  • Private dental office

  • Dental college

  • Dental laboratory

  • Private or government hospital

Certifications Earned

Graduates earn an Associate of Science degree and certifications in First Aid, coronal polish, radiology and CPR. Graduates are also eligible to take the State of California Board of Dental Examiners Examination for State Licensure as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA).

Programmatic Accreditation

San Joaquin Valley College’s Dental Assisting program is accredited by the State Board of Dental Examiners, Committee on Dental Auxiliaries, California Department of Consumer Affairs.

School name:San Joaquin Valley College
Address:201 New Stine Rd.
Zip & city:93309 California
Phone:(661) 834-0126

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