Why Choose Our Dental Assisting School?

Once you’ve made the choice to become a dental assistant, the next step is finding the right training program. But how do you choose among the many Washington dental assisting schools?

The Northwest School of Dental Assisting (NWSODA) offers our students some notable advantages. Our expedited program structure allows you to complete your training, receive your certificate and get to work in a few short months.

But the most persuasive reason our students cite for choosing NWSODA for becoming a dental assistant is the intense level of one-on-one training students receive in the clinical setting.


You Can Begin Your Career Sooner with Expedited Dental Assistant Training

Students can complete the NWSODA dental assistant training program in as little as 12 weeks.

Upon completion of training, students can move directly to their 100-hour externship and sit for the National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA) exam. Our training program was designed with today’s aspiring students in mind.

Most of our students have jobs, families and busy, demanding lives. Many potential students expressed frustration with finding a program to help advance their careers that could also accommodate their already hectic schedule.

That’s why we consolidated our dental assisting training into 12 highly intensive Saturday sessions. You’ll be done with school and on to your new career before you know it.

You Will Save Money with Cost-Effective Tuition Structure

If you have explored the possibility of going to a four-year college or university — or even a two-year program — you know how expensive tuition can be. In fact, countless students take on $100,000 or more in high-interest student loan debt, only to have no job prospects upon graduation.

Even other Washington dental assistant programs can last two years or more and cost up to $20,000.

Here at NWSODA, we understand the realities of being on a budget, and we know going back to school isn’t easy for anyone, financially. That’s why our program costs only about a quarter (or less) of what some others cost.

You Will Be Poised to Succeed with Personalized, Hands-On Training

Sitting in a classroom or attending class online can give you a degree of basic knowledge, but nothing can prepare you for working in the real world like hands-on experience.

That’s why fully half of the NWSODA dental assisting training is conducted in the clinical setting, under the direction of a licensed dentist. Some of the skills you will learn and practice during your training include:

  • Taking radiographs (X-rays)
  • Taking impressions
  • Fabricating bleach trays
  • Participating in four-handed assisting dentistry
  • Placing temporary crowns
  • Assisting during sedation and general anesthesia
  • Cleaning prophylaxis
  • Giving oral health instructions
  • Applying sealants
  • Charting and record-keeping
  • Disinfecting and sterilizing
  • Performing other specialty practices

In addition, you will learn HIPAA compliance and ethics guidelines for your new profession, as well as preparation to sit for the NELDA exam.

Here at NWSODA, we are committed to giving our students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the highly lucrative dental field.

Fill out our simple registration form above or give us a call today to learn more about our Washington dental assistant training program.