About the Program
Begin your journey now into the exciting career as a Dental Assistant!
This program provides an introduction into the field of dentistry, with preparation for entry-level job opportunities in dental offices and clinics. Classroom theory and hands-on skills are taught with clinical experience at our on-site Sea-Mar Dental Clinic. Students will also have the opportunity for internships within our local community. This program offers an excellent foundation for transitioning to post-high-school Pre-Dental and Pre-Hygiene programs.
The Dental curriculum includes preclinical sciences, oral pathology, health and safety, x-ray procedures, chairside assisting, sterilization, instrument identification, preventative and restorative procedures, ethics, and professionalism.
Approved Equivalency Credit: 0.5 English, 0.5 Health, 0.5 Science (for students who earned 0.5 in 21-22 SY), 1.0 Lab Science (for students who have not previously earned 0.5 Science in Dental)
College Credits: Renton Technical College - up to 10 credits