Dental Assistant Course Details

Curriculum and Student Resources

Seattle Dental Assistant School's mission is to provide our students with a comprehensive education covering all of the topics and procedures they will encounter in their new careers. Topics covered in our course include

  • Sterilization and Infection Control

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Moisture Control

  • Dental Anatomy and Physiology

  • Radiology

  • Charting

  • Dental Instruments

  • Restorative Techniques

  • Proper Oral Hygiene

  • Preventative Care (including sealants)

  • Procedural Post-Operative Instructions

  • CPR, Pain Management, and More

Dental Assistant Externship

Seattle Dental Assistant School 40-hour externship program provides our students with the real-world experience they need to become confident and qualified dental assistants. The externship portion of our course allows our students the opportunity to work under the direct guidance of experienced dental professionals in a local dental office. Students are eligible to begin their externships after class 6. Although we encourage our students to find their own externships, our Student Success Specialists are here to help our students identify potential opportunities in the area and assist with applications.

Required Reading

You are required to either purchase or rent the Essentials of Dental Assisting textbook for class. ElSevier can take 3-4 weeks to ship, whereas Amazon offers faster shipping. You may purchase (or rent) your books elsewhere as long as it is the same edition used in the course.

What Do I Get After Graduation?

We are licensed and regulated by the Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, so you will receive a Certificate of completion and BLS Certification through the American Heart Association. Dental assistants must be licensed by the Washington State Department of Health. Licensure requires the students complete the 7-hour HIV/AIDS training course. This is online homework offered through our program, so you will meet this requirement! You will be a Registered Dental Assistant upon completion.

Meet Your Team

Dr. Thomas Ince

Dr. Thomas Ince developed an innovative program designed to be taught inside working practices in order to produce better Allied Health professionals. He enjoys reading, basketball, business, investing, chess and most importantly spending time with his wife and two little girls.

Tyler S.

My name is Tyler Stevenson and I am a Student Services Specialist at Vandelay education. I graduated from Texas State University with a degree in journalism. I worked as a news producer for two years before finding my way here. During my free time, I love watching sports, going to the movies, reading, scouring Apple Music for new Hip Hop/R&B songs, and attempting to cook.

Katy S.

My name is Katy and I am your Social Media and Admissions Specialist! I absolutely love music, going to concerts, health and fitness, my doggy, and my friends. I am truly passionate about creating a schooling experience for students that is enjoyable from beginning to end, and the mission of saving student loan debt. I thoroughly enjoy speaking with each and every one of our students!

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