Why Choose Careers in Dental Assisting
Dentists in the Portland and Vancouver areas can’t do their jobs alone. They rely on their front office staff, dental hygienists, lab technicians, and dental assistants to provide outstanding care to their patients. As a dental assistant, you’ll help patients relax before treatment, sterilize dental equipment and prepare treatment rooms, assist dentists during procedures, schedule patient appointments, and help resolve billing and insurance issues.
Above all, you’ll ensure that all patients have an outstanding experience during their visit to the dentist! It’s a big responsibility. But with classroom study at our dental assistant school and hands-on training from our experienced dental school instructors, you’ll be ready to succeed in your new career.
Dental Assistant Salaries of $40,000+ are Available!
The Field will Grow by 20% in the Next Decade!
Dental Assistants Rank #25 in Best Health Care Support Jobs.
“All the procedures that the students learn in school are taught by getting hands-on experience with the doctor.”
To work as a dental assistant, you must complete a 32-hour hands-on internship. You’ll work alongside a dentist and learn the practical skills you need to succeed in a fast-paced dental office. At Pacific Northwest Dental Assisting School, you will complete your internship at our on-site, affiliated Camas dental practice. You’ll work with our experienced dental staff, including graduates of Pacific Northwest Dental Assisting School. Other dental assisting schools in Vancouver and Camas may require you to search for your own internship. By guaranteeing you an internship at our practice, you’ll be able to focus on your studies and developing the skills you need to succeed.
“I felt like I was settling when it came to my old job. PNWDAS gave me the opportunity to expand my new dental career as much as I possibly could.”
Why Choose Our Dental Assisting School
Only 12 weeks to an exciting career.
Small Class Sizes
We limit our class sizes so our students can receive personalized instruction.
Tuition is Only $4,599!
Financial assistance available.
The lowest tuition of any program.
Flexible Class Schedules
Nights & weekend class options.
Keep working while you study.
Great Career Opportunities
Almost 100% of our graduates begin working right away.
Free treatment for students and one family member. Special discounts available.
Prior to the start of your training program, find out if you qualify for financial training assistance through Work Source.
Financial Assistance Available Through WorkSource Vancouver
“I looked very hard to find the correct dental assistant school for me, and I am lucky I found Pacific Northwest Dental Assisting School. You will have an opportunity to do an internship, and I highly suggest you take it. It’ll give you a unique experience to watch the professionals at work and eventually get the chance to participate in helping the dentist and dental assistants.”
– Tatyana B.
Meet Our Faculty
“I came into PNWDAS so scared and anxious! I decided to switch careers and start something I’m actually passionate about. All of that went away after the first day. They all made me feel so welcomed and taught me almost everything that I would need to know. I am now a confident DA working already at an office! And I thank PNWDAS for giving me that push in the right direction! EVERYONE is amazing here!! 100\10 would recommend !”
Why We Are a Top-ranked School
# of students have graduated from our school since 2008.