Dental Assistant Program Application

How To Apply For Our 9-Week Dental Assistant Course

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Offered through Arch Dental Assistant Academy
9 Weeks
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Please read these steps carefully to ensure a smooth and successful enrollment.

Step 1: Fill Out And Submit The Application Below

Fill out the application below to the best of your knowledge. If everything is in order, you'll be able to move onto the next step. If we need any more information we will reach out.

Step 2: Make Your Deposit To Secure Your Spot!

Once you've completed your enrollment paperwork, you can make your deposit online! Your invoice should appear and it will also be emailed to you.

Step 3: Fill out Enrollment Paperwork

We will email the Enrollment paperwork to you!

Step 4: Set up your Payment Plan and Enroll In The Course

Once you've completed your enrollment paperwork, you'll receive an email to to set up your payment plan (if applicable), then you'll received information on how to log into our student platform.

Apply below and let the classes begin!

Application

Please complete the form below to reserve your place in class!

This must be true in order enroll. If not, you will be contacted for more information.
This must be true in order enroll. If not, you will be contacted for more information.

Education

A U.S. high school diploma, GED, or U.S. college transcripts/degree is required in order to take the course. If you do not have any of these or if your degree is from outside the United States, please call your Admissions Associate at the school so they can determine if there is another option for you.

The hours of your externship will be determined by the office you extern at. This must be true in order enroll. If not, you will be contacted for more information.

Student Expectations

  • A valid U.S. Government-Issued photo I.D. or passport prior to class
  • A U.S. High School diploma, transcript, equivalency (U.S. college transcripts/degree are also accepted) prior to class
  • A copy of your shot records to include: 1. Hepatitis B, 2. Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis (TDP), 3. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), 4. Varicella or sign a Vaccination Declination waiver
  • Transportation to class and externship
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Clean the office at the end of each day
  • Attendance and timeliness
  • No cell phone use during class
  • Access to a computer for weekly homework assignments and reading
  • Receive, write, and interpret verbal and written communication in English without the assistance of an interpreter
  • Tattoos/ piercings covered
  • Hair tied up; well groomed facial hair
  • Short fingernails
  • No excessive odors (perfume, cologne, smoke, body odor, etc.)
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Dental Assistant Program Benefits

There are many reasons to become a Dental assistant.

Work Anywhere In The State

We are licensed and regulated by the local state workforce commission, so our graduates receive the same certificates as any other school in the state. Our students can practice as dental assistants at any office in this state!

Valuable and Versatile

Dental assistants aren’t limited to a general practice. They can work in orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatrics, and plenty more specialty offices within the dental community!

Positive Job Outlook

Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. For more information, please visit https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants.htm#tab-1.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept financial aid?

We don’t accept financial aid, but we have some pretty great reasons why! The founder of our school, Dr. Ince, decided that he wanted to create an amazing opportunity for those who desire to enter the field. He believed that students not only deserve a great education, but also an affordable and convenient option. Rather than opting to make our school more expensive in order to allow for financial assistance, Dr. Ince chose to implement affordable tuition prices; providing our students with the opportunity to graduate with little to no student loan debt. If none of our payment plan options work for you, please give us a call. We are more than happy to customize a plan!

How long does it take to become a dental assistant?

The time it takes to become a Dental Assistant varies between schools and certificate programs. Our curriculum is 9-weeks long and fully prepares students to start working as a Dental Assistant.

How can your program be so fast?

Tacoma Dental Assistant School is a 'hands-on learning program.' We take a different approach from traditional education. Our classes take place in a dental office rather than a classroom. There is a hands-on component to every part of our course. Our classes begin with a lecture/class discussion, but the majority of the class time is spent in labs learning the essential techniques of Dental Assisting. When our students graduate and begin their career, they are at home in a dental office.

How can a short course be as effective as a longer program?

As a newly hired Dental Assistant, your employer will have an expectation that you will know the basic skills of Dental Assisting. It’s those fundamental skills that we focus on teaching our students. Our custom designed curriculum sets students up for success in knowing exactly what dentists will expect them to know.

Will I be more qualified if I attend a longer program?

When you graduate from any dental assisting school you receive a certificate of completion. Many students ask if they can expect to make a higher starting salary if they attend a longer program. The starting salary for a Dental Assistant does not have anything to do with how long you spent in school or how much you paid for your schooling.

What is the job description of a dental assistant?

Dental Assistants perform a variety of duties, including but not limited to assisting the dentist, carrying out clinical tasks, and completing administrative work.

Dental assistants may perform many different clinical duties including preparing patients and the work area for treatments and procedures, sterilizing dental instruments, assisting the dentist during procedures, administrative/front office tasks, working with patients on billing and payment, taking molds and impressions, performing x-rays, & more.

Dental Assistants are responsible for making patients feel at ease while also preparing them for treatment. During dental visits, assistants often work alongside the dentist.

What is the job outlook for dental assistants?

Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. For more information, please visit https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants.htm#tab-1.

How much does a dental assistant make?

The median annual wage for dental assistants is $38,690 per year as of May 2017. For more information, please visit https://www.bls.gov/oes/2017/may/oes319091.htm.

Will I be eligible for benefits with my employer?

Benefits vary by practice and should be discussed with the hiring practice.