Northshore Dental Assisting Academy
 
   
 
Northshore Dental Assisting Academy

What Will Dental Training Your Include in Your 22 Week Dental Assistant Program?

We are a state-of-the-art dental training center with a small class size (a maximum of 12 students per class) that provides you with a low student-to-instructor ratio and ensures a quality dental assistant education.

Dental Assisting School Days and Hours

Each dental assisting session runs for 22 consecutive Fridays or Saturdays and is divided into two parts: classroom lecture and a hands on dental training program. Classroom lectures are from 8 AM to 12 PM and hands on dental training sessions are from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM. In the case of a national holiday or class cancellation due to unexpected weather conditions, the course will be extended to make up the missed material. Open dental assisting lab starts on week 10 and goes until week 20. Open lab is a great way to receive an accumulative of 10 additional dental assistant classes, all students are strongly encouraged to attend all open labs.

Assignments, Exams and Grading

The dental assistant program includes weekly quizzes, assignments, and a final exam. The assignments and weekly quizzes account for 50% of the student's grade, and the final exam accounts for the remaining 50%. Students must achieve a cumulative grade of 85% to pass the course and receive their Certificate of Achievement in Dental Assisting. If a student fails to achieve 85%, he or she may reregister for a subsequent session (provided space is available), and submit payment for any particular class needed to graduate. Payment of $1,350.00 must be submitted at the time of reregistration.

Students Will Be Instructed In:

  • Four-handed dental assisting
  • Impressions, pour-up, and trim
  • Rubber dam placement
  • Dental radiography
  • Digital X-Ray - Dexis (the most sought after digital X-ray's system. We will continue to teach conventional X-ray's also, and will continue until over 50% of dental offices change to a digital system)
  • Temporary crown fabrication
  • Dental terminology and anatomy
  • Dentrix (back office applications as well as some front office applications)
  • CPR/first-aid certification, AIDS training and WISHA certification (all certified by Harris Biomedical)

A Certificate of Achievement in Dental Assisting is issued upon satisfactory completion of all coursework. In addition to our dental training classes, we also provide guest lecturers; an open lab on Wednesdays from 9 AM to 8 PM; and clinical hands on dental assistant experience working on mannequins, students, and student-supplied volunteer patients.

Enrollment

Enrollment in our dental assisting progams is open to any person over the age of 18 with a high school diploma or a GED certificate. Applicants are asked to consider their skills, relevant aptitudes, health history, comprehension of the English language, and any physiological factors such as vision and manual dexterity to determine their ability to benefit from this dental assistant program.

Dental school enrollment is open up to a week before the beginning of each session. A precourse interview is required to ensure that each student is qualified to successfully handle the dental assisting curriculum. High school seniors may take this course while attending school as long as a letter is submitted from a guidance counselor stating that the student is on track to graduate with his or her class.

Records and Transcripts

To request a record of a student transcript, please send a letter by mail stating which session you attended, and we will mail you a hard copy of the transcript. Student records are archived for 50 years. Student grades are logged by hand and archived by hard copy in the Northshore offices, and backed up digitally.

 

 

Contact Us

Northshore Dental
Assisting Academy
6610 NE 181st Street, Suite #1
Kenmore, WA 98028
425.408.9400

   

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"...I know I have made the best decision by attending Northshore. I enjoy going to work every day, and going through this program has opened many doors for me..."

- Genevieve

 

 

2018
Class Schedule

Winter/Spring

FRIDAY SESSION Jan. 5th – June 1st
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
SATURDAY SESSION Jan. 6th – June 2nd
From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
HOLIDAY CLOSURES
None

Summer/Fall

FRIDAY SESSION Jun. 22nd – Nov. 16th
From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
SATURDAY SESSION Jun. 23rd – Nov. 17th
From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
HOLIDAY CLOSURES
None

 

 

 

 

 
     
 

Northshore Dental Assisting Academy, LLC
6610 NE 181st Street, Suite #1, Kenmore, WA 98028
425.408.9400
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