Dental Assistant Course Details

Curriculum and Student Resources

Spokane 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)

  • Moisture Control

  • Dental Anatomy and Physiology

  • Radiology

  • Charting

  • Dental Instruments

  • Restorative Techniques

  • Proper Oral Hygiene

  • Preventative Care (including sealants)

  • Procedural Post-Operative Instructions

  • CPR, Pain Management, and More

Dental Assistant Externship

Spokane 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.

Required Reading

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.

What Do I Get After Graduation?

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. Licensure requires the students complete the 7-hour HIV/AIDS training course. This is online homework offered through our program, so you will meet this requirement! You will be a Registered Dental Assistant upon completion.

Meet Your Team

Joseph E.

My name is Joseph "Old Man Wisdom" Esquivel. I work as a Social Media & Admissions here. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Electronic Media & Communications at Texas State University. I am a film lover, a comic geek, hardcore gamer, & have a passion for anything media. I’m lucky to be working here and love the amazing culture!

Tyler S.

My name is Tyler Stevenson and I am a Student Services Specialist at Vandelay education. I graduated from Texas State University with a degree in journalism. I worked as a news producer for two years before finding my way here. During my free time I love watching sports, going to the movies, reading, scouring Apple Music for new Hip Hop/R&B songs, and attempting to cook.

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Contact Information

    • North
    • 6817 N. Cedar Rd., Suite 201
    • Spokane, WA 99208

Admission Hours

Monday: 6:00am – 6:00pm

Tuesday: 6:00am – 6:00pm

Wednesday: 6:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday: 6:00am – 6:00pm

Friday: 6:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday: 6:00am – 12:00pm