About the Program

Open Door is excited to introduce an exciting opportunity for those looking to begin their career in the dental field. We are currently offering on the job training to become a Dental Assistant or Registered Dental Assistant.

On-the-job training includes x-ray license, Coronal Polish Certificate, and Mandatory Infection Control and California Law required to get certified as an RDA. The estimated cost of this training is $5,000, which Open Door will invest in your training while offering you fulltime employment!

Salaries and Benefits

  • Starting wages
    • Dental Assistants is $19.00/hour
    • Registered Dental Assistants is $21.00/hour
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life/ADD, Retirement, Employee Assistant Program, Flexible Spending Account
  • 24 hours of OSHA training
  • 16 hours of Continuing Education per year
  • Reimbursement for credentialing fees (CPR, bi-annual RDA fee)
  • 29 Paid Days Off per Year
  • RDA Sign-On Bonus
  • Partial Scrub & Shoe Reimbursement

How to Apply

Open Door has been serving the community for over 50 years and employs over 600 providers and staff to do so. Are you interested in being a part of a team that is constantly growing and serving the North Coast? Start your application today!

If you have any further questions please contact:

Samantha Hani

Barbara Davis


“Open Door makes a difference in the community. By joining the team, you will provide vital dental care to children and adults who are underserved in our area. This is the reason why I applied to Open Door dental 16 years ago. I wanted to help people who don’t have other opportunities for a nice smile, dentures, or to be pain-free.”

Sam Hani, Administrative Site Director – Burre Dental

“I was wanting a change in job position and knew that I had an interest in dental assisting but was unsure how I would be able to become a RDA if I didn’t go to school.  Open Door encouraged my interest by offering on the job training and paying for the necessary certifications.  To be able to advance in my career and working at the same time to help support my family has meant so much to me, thank you Open Door!”

Savannah Magana, DA – Burre Dental

“I started at Open Door in the front desk area and when there was an opportunity to train for the back office I quickly put in for the position.  Being able to learn and grow in another area of dental has been invaluable to me and I have proven what an asset I am to the team.  It’s great to work for a company that invests in you as an employee, offers upward movement in your role and supports you in your learning.  The people I work with have become family and I’m glad to be a part of them”

Miriam Ahumada, DA – Burre Dental