JVS Dental Assistant Regional Hybrid Program Application 

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Training Duration: October 4 - December 13, 2021 

Paid Externship: November 8 - December 10, 2021

 Program Completion: December 13, 2021

Locations: Live virtual classroom training, in-person applied practice, and internship at various dental offices


In partnership with the California Dental Association (CDA) and Dental Perfections, the Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Dental Assistant (DA) Certificate program recruits and trains low income, unemployed, or under employed Bay Area residents who are interested in entering the Healthcare sector through a DA program.  Candidates who are highly motivated to participate in a technical training program aimed at providing the abilities necessary to gain entry-level employment in the dentistry field, are strongly encouraged to apply. The DA program increases the skills and employability of participants by providing:

  • 10 week course, where you’ll earn your Dental Assistant Certificate

  • Introductory oral anatomy, dental procedures and dental disease 

  • Dental equipment, chair, hand-pieces, sterilization 

  • Introduction to the dental office, legal aspects of dentistry

  • Clinical skills through hands-on experience at a dental office 

  • X-ray license and infection control

  • Virtual online and applied practice training. Participants should plan on about 30 hours of program work per week.

  • Approximately 160 hours paid externship

  • Ongoing support throughout the duration of the program and the externship

  • Post externship job placement assistance

Basic Eligibility:

  • San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties residents;

  • 18 years or older with a High School Diploma/GED

  • Proficient in English

  • Able to pass a criminal background check, occupational health clearance and substance use screen. Please note, testing positive for cannabinoids, including medically prescribed marijuana, will disqualify an individual from participation in the Dental Assistant program

Before you begin this application, you will need to complete the following: Resume to upload with this application


Alternatively, you can email your resume to dentaltraining@jvs.org. Note that your application will not be reviewed until you submit your resume. Please allow up to 20 minutes to complete this application. You will receive an email confirmation after you submit the application.


Applications must be submitted by September 13th at 5pm. No exceptions will be made for late submissions.

Please note that your personal information
will be securely stored and will not be shared with
any 3rd party without your explicit consent.

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Personal Statement

Supplemental Intake Questionnaire
Work and School Load

Supplemental Intake Questionnaire
SNAP Benefits

A dependent is someone under the age of 18 who lives with you or who you financially support.
If you haven't already, please watch this video before submitting this application: https://youtu.be/Kd0vC3beboo