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    Pat Norman, Program Director


    Additional Application Requirements

    Program start: Fall (competitive entry)
    Pre-requisites: No, English and Interpersonal Communication can be taken prior to or while in the program.
    Program length: 3 quarters
    Number of students each start: 36
    Contact: Mrs. Pat Norman 509-533-7301
    Applications deadline: September 2nd
    Admission Interviews: September 9th
    Please note: It is strongly recommended that students seek advising from Dental Assisting Department prior to applying


    If you enjoy working with people—and you want to help give them healthy smiles—a career as a dental assistant could be a good fit for you.

    In this accredited program, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to care for patients as an important part of the dental team. You’ll learn to assist dentists with charting, instruments, X-rays, patient education, office management, patient records and other duties essential to a successful dental practice. Your training will include hands-on practice and learning experiences in real dentist offices.

    Job opportunities in the field are excellent. Whether you want to work in general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery or orthodontics, wherever there are dentists, there is a need for qualified dental assistants.