Tacoma 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)
Dental Anatomy and Physiology
Proper Oral Hygiene
Preventative Care (including sealants)
Procedural Post-Operative Instructions
CPR, Pain Management, and More
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 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.
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.
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 and will be considered as Registered Dental Assistants upon completion.
The Denver Dental Assistant School is located in Lakewood off of Huron St and W 124th Ave, near I-25 where it meets
Highway 128. You can find the Denver Dental Assistant School just minutes from Northglenn, Broomfield, Thornton, and
Federal Heights, and just 20 minutes from Downtown Denver near where I-25 intersects with I-70 and I-76.
The Tacoma Dental Assistant School is located in Central Tacoma, in a neighborhood surrounded by North End, Hilltop
and Fircrest, near S. Union in between 16th and 17th Streets. The Tacoma Dental Assistant School can also be found
off Highway 16 at S. Union Ave, just passed 19th St, and is only 20 minutes away from I-5 where it crosses Highway
The Tacoma Dental Assistant School – Puyallup campus is located near Highway 167 where it crosses Highway 410 off
of E. Main Ave. The school is located at the corner of Shaw Rd E and E Main Ave. The school can also be found from
the South down Shaw Rd E off of 23rd Ave SE.
The Phoenix Dental Assistant Schools, Mesa Campus is located off of Highway 101 past Highway 60 from the South, on
the corner of Main St and 63rd St, one block north of Broadway Rd. The school is also located just above the
neighborhoods of Superstition Springs Center and Leisure World.
The Phoenix Dental Assistant Schools, Litchfield Park Campus is located off Dysart Rd near Camelback Rd. The school
is 20 minutes away from Northern Pkwy from the north, Highway 303 from the west and I-10 from the south. The school
is also south of the Luke Air Force Base and across the water from Camelback Ranch in Glendale.
The Ohio Dental Assistant School is located in Avon, off of Highway 83, Center Rd. The school is just south of
where the I-90 and Highway 2 crosses over Center Rd. The school is also east of the intersection of Stoney Ridge Rd
and Detroit Rd with the closest intersection to the Ohio Dental Assistant School at Detroit Rd and Center Rd. The
school can also be accessed from I-80 and Highway 20 where they both cross Center Rd in North Ridgeville.