Our dental assisting program includes courses on the following subjects, with both classroom and clinical training:
Course #1: Introduction to Dentistry and Dental
Course #2: Basic Dental Assisting Theory – Part 1
Course #3: Basic Dental Assisting Theory – Part 2
Course #4: Assisting for Operative Dentistry
Course #5: Radiology – Part 1
Course #6: Radiology – Part 2
Course #7: Assisting for Prosthodontics
Course #8: Dental Specialties
Course #9: Cosmetic Dentistry – Introduction to Administrative Techniques
Course #10: Administrative Techniques (cont.), Interview Techniques, CPR Certification,
Necessary AIDs/HIV training and CPR will be included in the Course work.
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Why We Are Unique
Dental assisting is a rapidly growing career field. Secure your future and begin a rewarding career as a dental assistant working alongside dentists and for the patients. Our program prepares you to enter the dental profession with confidence and the ability to make a difference! We certify students from Vancouver and the Portland metro area. Our farthest Alumni students were from Winlock, WA and Dallas, OR.
Small class size
Direct feedback from instructors & dentists
Resume & interview preparation
About Our Faculty
Jasmine has been a practicing dental assistant for over 12 years. She has assisted with many types of procedures, including oral surgery, crowns, root canals, and orthodontics. When she is not leading our students into their future careers, she is the Team Leader at Ranieu Family Dental.
She has held a current RDA for Washington state as well as RHS and Oregon radiology certificate and is currently working toward getting her EFFA.
Jasmine balances her work and life by enjoying family time with her daughter, Kalisi. Together, they enjoy all the local hiking trails and are avid campers.
Brittney has been in the dental field for the past 5 years. She has always had a passion for dentistry ever since she was little. She attended Clark College where she finished all her prerequisites for the Dental Hygiene Program. While waiting to get into the program, she attended Dental Assisting School to start her career in the dental field as soon as possible.
Right after completing the program, she went to work as an orthodontic assistant. The doctor she worked with trusted her to train new employees and that’s where she fell in love with teaching. She balances her work and life with family time with her two children, Madison and Jordan.
Nazira Shakhmanova, RDA (image coming soon)
Nazira’s journey in dental assisting began over 5 years ago. She recently added a new addition to her beautiful family and has transitioned to the front desk as a patient care coordinator. She uses her experience from both the front and back of the office to best lead her students to their future careers in dental assisting.
She finds work-life balance by spending time with her growing family. She loves taking her kids all around the Pacific Northwest to enjoy everything the region has to offer.
What is the advantage of a 10 week course vs. a 12 month course?
You will pay thousands of dollars more for a
Is your school registered with the State?
Absolutely, YES. We are registered within the State of Washington. The Vancouver Dental Assisting School is a postsecondary educational institution, certified and licensed by the State of Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board. Our license certifies that our school complies with the requirements of the Private Vocational School Act, chapter 28C.10 RCW (Revised
I have no dental experience, what if I find the program too hard?
We want you to succeed! Our instructors are available to help you with any difficulties you might have. We will take the time necessary until you understand the concepts to be a valuable dental assistant. We will make ourselves available to you during classroom hours or after hours.
Will I be working with a dentist?
Yes! You will be working alongside Dr. Herma Ranola. What is important to know about Dr. Ranola is her love of teaching. She is fun and outgoing and very approachable, which creates
What happens when I complete the course?
You will receive a certificate of completion as well as a radiology certificate and will be ready to start applying for dental assisting jobs! We help you prepare for the resume and interviewing process and will share