Dental Assistant Course Details
What makes our program unique?
Convenient classes at Tacoma Dental Assistant School make it easy to work around your busy schedule. Build confidence in your knowledge before class through online homework resources, modules and readings. Then, master your technique in-office on weekends with plenty of repetition and guidance from our instructors at Tacoma Dental Assistant School.
12 Weeks Long
Our students complete our program confident and excited for their new career. We stick to teaching you exactly what you’ll need to be successful in the field.
We provide hands-on training in an actual dentist’s office to help you practice and retain information better. Learning in the environment that you will work in gives you an advantage when you start your new career. Students are so prepared at Tacoma Dental Assistant School that many find jobs prior to even graduating!
Dental Assistant Externship
Tacoma 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 at Tacoma Dental Assistant School are eligible to begin their externships after class 3. 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.
What Do I Get After Graduation?
Tacoma Dental Assistant School is 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 and will be considered as Registered Dental Assistants upon completion.
Ready to get started? We’re here to ensure you have all the proper resources and requirements prior to enrollment, so you feel prepared to jump into your new career with confidence! Here’s what you’ll need:
Proof of high school completion.
We can accept a U.S. high school diploma or GED, or U.S. college transcript with your high school graduation date.
U.S. government-issued photo ID.
You must be at least 17 years old. If you’re under 18, we will require written permission from a parent or legal guardian in order to enroll.
Proof of U.S. citizenship.
This can be your Social Security Number, or a TIN with a valid work permit.
Questions about any of these? Call our Admissions team and see if there is another option for you!