Our dental assisting program is designed to be completed in just 8 weeks. The program prepares students for an entry-level position in a dental office. All lectures and hands on learning will be done in our office at Waikiki Dental or Sacramento Dental Medicine office. We keep class sizes small for a better teacher student focus. Our goal is to set students up for success by teaching you exactly what the staff at the dental office will expect you to know. Our accelerated program totals 8 weeks (120 hours) of combined class, clinical and homework. Classes meet on Mondays from 9-5 with one day of assigned externship. Radiation Safety Course included.
Our administration program is designed to be completed in just 8 weeks. The program prepares students for an entry-level position in a dental office. All lectures and hands on learning will be done both, online and in office. We keep class sizes small for a better teacher student focus. Our goal is to set students up for success by teaching you what the staff at the dental office will expect you to know. Our accelerated program totals 8 weeks (120 hours) of combined online, clinical, and some homework. Classes meet on Mondays from 9-2 with one day of assigned externship. This course also includes Radiation Safety Course which will be of great value as an employee of a dental office.
This course is designed to meet the standards of the California Dental Board for the operation of radiographic equipment (approval number X899). This course includes didactic, laboratory, and clinical application of x-ray safety, digital imaging, and evaluation. This combination class, is generally offered on Saturdays, and is on a space limited basis. This course is ideal for both dental personnel and dentists who would like their staff to be x-ray certified.
This course provides healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.
Instructor-led Training Instructors deliver both the cognitive portion of training and the psychomotor component of thorough skills practice and testing in a classroom setting. Availability is limited as we only offer 6 spots per class. This allows for a balanced instructor to student ratio for quality instruction of the class. This is an American Heart Association certification course.
Qualitative test for N-95 Masks. This will help bring you in compliance with OSHA regulations. We can perform the initial fit test as well as the annual fit test. We will use the TSI Portacount machine to fit test one N95 mask, Each additional mask is $20. You must provide the mask you wish to be test on. Due to the way the test is done the mask will not be able to be used after the test is complete. A report will be generated and emailed to you detailing the results of the fit test. For best results please do not have facial hair or wear makeup.
Jessica has been in the dental field since 2015. She went through Roseville Dental Academy where she obtained both her program completion certificate and x-ray license. She was hired here at Waikiki Dental right out of the program as a hygiene assistant. During this time Jessica strengthened her skills by not only sticking to her duties to her hygienist but by helping out her co-assistants on doctor side, jumping in to assist the doctor, and some front office duties. Jessica also found her passion to teach and train the interns passing through the program. That’s when she knew she wanted a bigger role with the our academy. In 2016 Jessica became an assistant instructor, aiding the lead instructor with students and learning the programs. During this time, Jessica completed all the requirements needed to take the board exams and was awarded her RDA in November 2017. Shortly after Jessica became our lead instructor for our Dental Academy. Jessica’s favorite dental specialty is orthodontics and in November 2018 she obtained her orthodontic assistant permit. She also took it upon herself to get her CPR/BLS instructor license in 2019. She wanted to do this to offer this class to our students. Jessica is highly ambitious and is constantly keeping herself up to date in our fast evolving world of dentistry. She is very caring and passionate to share her wealth of knowledge with her students, peers, and patients.
Rhina came into dentistry 16 years ago on accident. She was a single mom and wanted a career that would be rewarding and that would provide for her family. Rhina was originally interested in medical assisting but was advised by her counselor to research the dental industry. She saw the potential for growth and success in the diverse field of dentistry. Sure enough, she followed the advice of her counselor and has loved dentistry ever since! Rhina currently works chairside at a general practice in Roseville. Rhina joined Roseville Dental Academy in early spring 2019. We knew Rhina would be a great asset to our academy because she enjoys to share her passion and love for the dental world. Rhina also dedicates her free time to volunteering with Smiles for kids, Careforce, and Smiles for everyone foundation.
When she’s not working she loves cooking, road trips, and visiting her hometown, Half Moon Bay, CA with her daughters. She has a wonderful facebook page called " Dental Assistants Satisfied " where she invites dental assistants to connect! Check out her facebook page and give her a shout out!
”Smiling is a key element to a long healthy life. I am grateful to be in a career where I am dedicated to creating them.” ~Rhina Salinas, RDA
Jessica and Rhina bring over 20 years of dental knowledge to the academy. We enjoy watching Jessica and Rhina teach and interact with their students. Their saying is "we are your safety net" meaning that they are always here for their students no matter where that student is at in their career path.
We love our students, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
1271 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Ste. 100 Roseville, California 95747, United States
08:00 am – 05:00 pm