NEXT CLASS: OCTOBER 2022

Registration is now open for the October 2022 Class.
Seats are on a first come first serve basis.

QUESTIONS?
Call/Text: (650) 697-8000 
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The registration for the March 2022 Class is now open.  Call/Text: (650) 697-8000 or email hello@ggsda.com so we can find the right start date for you. 
Want to watch some students' testimonials? go to Instagram! @dentalbootcamp

Golden Gate School of Dental Assisting's Dental Bootcamp 
helps students who don't have any background in dentistry 
get their dental career started after
only 10 sessions.

After GGSDA's 10 Sessions, most of our graduates

earn an average of $20-$25/hr
which could be $40,000+/year + benefits

THE FAST TRACK ON HOW TO BECOME 
A DENTAL ASSISTANT 
IN CALIFORNIA
ONLINE LECTURE
  • LECTURES:
    will be online and live on the weekends. Adapting to this style due to COVID-19 precautions.
  • FUNDAMENTALS
    Learn everything from the ground up. Tooth Anatomy, Tooth Identification, Teeth Surfaces, Dental Specialties, Disinfection, Sterilization, Four Handed Dentistry, Tub & Tray, etc
  • HELP WITH ​RESUME & TIPS TO FINDING A JOB!
    We share what Dentists are looking for, how to look for jobs, what websites, what to look for, what questions to ask during an interview, etc!
DENTAL OFFICE EXPERIENCE
  • HANDS-ON SKILLS LAB
    Learning with actual dental instruments inside a real San Francisco Dental Office
  • COVID-19:
    We will follow CDC Guidelines, State & City Precautions. COVID-19 Questionnaires prior to meeting in person, Vaccination Card required due to high-risk healthcare setting.
  • ​PPE: From gloves to a pair of scrubs, gowns to face shields, we will provide it for you.
  • HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE
    Learn to help dental offices with treatment room disinfection, sterilization of dental instruments, four-handed dentistry, periodontal charting, alginate impressions, etc
TAUGHT BY
LICENSED PROFESSIONALS
  • INSTRUCTORS: 
    Learn from licensed and practicing Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants and even Office Managers who are currently working and up to date with modern techniques. 
  • SINCE 1987:
    We have been teaching the profession since 1987.
  • NETWORK:
    Get introduced to our vast network of Dentists who are hiring and looking to grow their dental team. Have access to a private bulletin board of Dental Offices HIRING in the area!
ONLY 10 SESSIONS
  • WEEKEND CLASSES ONLY
    9 am -5 pm
    Saturday & Sunday Classes
  • ​EXTERNSHIP
    Not mandatory but highly recommended so students can see different specialties, styles and meet different Dentists.
  • WORK ASAP: Dental Assistants are in high demand in the Bay Area.
  • ​WORK ON YOUR RDA REQUIREMENTS after you graduate from GGSDA, we will give you the information and referrals you need to get your RDA requirements done in an efficient manner. 

MORE WAYS WE HELP:

  • INTIMATE CLASS SIZE: Our instructors get to know you better and can give you more attention in small class sizes. Register ASAP to secure your seat!
  • RESUME & INTERVIEW COACHING: We provide suggestions for your resume & help you gain confidence for your job interviews!
  • ​COMMUNICATION: During the program, you'll have access to teachers & classmates while outside of class. You will be part of group chat so you can ask any classmates or instructors anything!
  • COMMUNITY: After graduating, be a part of a Secret Group so all graduates can share job openings, dental discount codes & tips!
  • JOB AFTER SCHOOL? We connect you to Bay Area Dentists looking for Dental Assistants. From Santa Rosa to San Francisco, San Mateo to San Jose and even Pacifica to Vallejo, Dental Assistants are an essential team member to the dental office. We have a private Instagram account where we post information of Dentists who reach out to us, letting us know they're hiring!
Dr. Valerie de Leon
Mom, Wife, Dentist
Founder of Golden Gate School of Dental Assisting

Get to know:

Dr. Valerie de Leon

Founder of Golden Gate School of Dental Assisting

As the Bay Area grows and more Dentists graduate, the need for Dental Asistants has been higher than ever. Dr. Valerie de Leon has been practicing Dentistry for almost 30 years and she understands how it is to have mentors to help guide you throughout your career so helping students, especially women, get started in the dentistry is a way to give back. 

Golden Gate School of Dental Assisting has been teaching the Dentistry since 1987 with a goal of helping students start their dental career as efficient and cost effective as much as possible. 

Have a question for Dr. Val?
Text/Call: (650) 697-8000 
Email us! hello@ggsda.com
F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

    When is the next class?

The Summer 2022 Class just started on July 17th.

Next Class: October 8, 2022
Fully Register ($1,000) or Reserve your seat in the class ($1,500) today.

Text "Fall 2022" to (650) 697-8000 to get more info on the next class. 
Registration is now open for October 2022 class.


   How much is the program?

2 OPTIONS:
OPTION 1:      You can pay the Full Tuition Fee of $2,500
                        Deadline: October 1, 2022. Once paid, you can pick up your book)

OPTION 2:     You can pay a Tuition Fee Deposit of $1,500 to reserve your seat in the class.
                        The rest of the $1,000 is due by October 1, 2022

                        Once the full tuition has been paid you can pick up your book in San Francisco.

Click "Enrollment Link" to pay the whole Tuition of $2,500 or $1,500 deposit.
We accept Debit or Credit. We utilize stripe.com on our website - click the yellow links on this page.

Email: hello@ggsda.com or text (650) 697-8000

Tuition Payments are Non-Refundable
due to pre-paid materials, instructor planning, facility fee.

    How long is the program?

Total of 10 Sessions (Classes)
     Saturdays & Sundays only
     9 am to 5 pm 
     Mini-breaks every hour and an hour lunch break

   No School on Holidays

 What about COVID-19?

Safety is first. 
We have hybrid classes available: Live Online Lecture + In-Person Hands-On Lab classes held in a real Dental Office.

Due to the recent State Public Health Order, the nature of our high-risk setting and our hands-on location being a real dental office, our students must follow City and County of San Francisco Department of Health Order of the Health Officer. (Please read the summary on the first page and pages 11-14 regarding high-risk healthcare facilities including dental offices). Call us & let's discuss your VACCINATION STATUS.

Click on this link to see California Dental Association's message. 

Lectures are live and online (distance learning) so it will not be pre-recorded. This ensures the safety of our students and our GGSDA Team & Instructors.

Hands-On Skills Lab: Please read above Health Order from the San Francisco Department of Public Health Order. Students are required to be Fully Vaccinated, answer a COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire before entering, temperature will be taken before a walking into the office and wear a mask at all times. Students are required to wear closed-toe shoes and a mask as they walk in, a pair of scrubs are given to each student and PPE are provided upon arrival at every lab skills hands-on day.

   Will I be a Dental Assistant when I graduate from GGSDA's Dental Assisting Progam?

As soon as you graduate from our program, you can start applying for dental assisting jobs! 
In the state of California, Dental Assistants can work without a state license, so this means you can start working ASAP. 

There is a HIGH DEMAND for Dental Assistants which is why most of our students are getting hired after graduation even without an x-ray license.

If you want to be a Dental Assistant that can take X-rays, Dental Assistants are required to obtain Radiation Safety Certification in order to take dental x-rays. We provide our students recommendations on programs they can attend for this certification. 

On the first day of class, we will go over all the requirements you would need if you wish to become a California State licensed RDA (Registered Dental Assistant). We will show how to finish all your RDA requirements so as soon as you graduate from GGSDA, start working and earning, you can fulfill the state requirements to be able to send in your application to the California Dental Board. 

   How do I become an RDA (Registered Dental Assistant)

There are different pathways to become a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). 

Most of our GGSDA graduates work as a Dental Assistant and while earning income from their job, they are able to tackle the RDA Requirements simultaneously. They can fulfill the California State requirements of 15 months work experience, 1,280 hours signed hours, RDA requirements, they will be eligible to take the RDA State Board Exam.

We give recommendation of schools to students that offer the RDA Requirement Courses.

   How easy is it to find a job?

There are MANY dental offices looking to hire the right fit dental assistant for their team. We also want our students to find the office that best suits them.

We recommend students to take a look at various websites to see how many dentists are hiring. We find that many job postings can be found on Craigslist.com and Indeed.com but since Dentists and office managers reach out to us consistently, we have a private virtual/online bulletin board so our students can find that right fit office for them. 


We help connect you with Dentists that are looking to hire or open to externs at no cost to you. We love connecting people especially when the Dentists are reaching out to us anyway!

Most dentists reach out to us directly since we personally know them, they found us online or they have hired a GGSDA graduate from the past. We get calls, emails, and Instagram messages from dentist through our Instagram account @dentalbootcamp!

"We're looking for Dental Assistants, do you know of any?" is a common question. Dental Assistants are in demand from Santa Rosa to Vallejo to San Francisco, Antioch to Oakland to the Peninsula to San Jose. Dentists need Dental Assistants so take advantage and enroll today.
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