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Dental Assisting School Pasco, WA

How do I become a dental assistant?

Fast-track dental assisting school in Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland, WA can be completed in just 10 months at Charter College. Graduates of the Charter College Certificate in Dental Assisting program are prepared for entry-level employment in dental settings with job titles that include chairside dental assistant, dental x-ray technician, and dental office manager. The Pasco campus is located at 5278 Outlet Drive.

 

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Students from Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland, WA enroll in an innovative Blended Learning curriculum, enabling them to enroll as full-time students and attend campus just two days a week. With the program's accelerated curriculum, students can complete the program in less than a year and get out in the workforce sooner than many other dental assisting programs

What you will learn in dental assisting school

Dental assistant training will include lecture, laboratory, and hands-on clinical instruction with a professional dentist or hygienist.

  • Chair-side assisting procedures
  • Infection control and treatment procedures
  • Basic office procedures and maintaining patient records
  • Scheduling, and billing

How do I become a registered dental assistant?2

To become licensed as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in the state of Washington, you must:

  1. Provide a completed application on forms provided by the Washington State Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC)
  2. Pay applicable fees
  3. Provide evidence of completion of seven clock hours of AIDS education and training as required by chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 8
  4. Provide any other information determined by the Washington State Dental Quality Assurance Commission.

The dental assistant registration must be renewed annually on or before the dental assistant’s birthday.

A registered dental assistant in the State of Washington may earn an endorsement in sealant/fluoride varnish solely for the purpose of treating children in school-based programs. Applicants must:

  1. Have had 200 hours of employment by a Washington State-licensed dentist that has included theoretical and clinical training in the application of dental sealants and fluoride varnish treatments, verified by a declaration provided by the licensed dentist who provided the training
  2. Meet one of the following requirements (which must have incorporated the Washington State Department of Health program guidelines):
    • Graduation from a CODA-accredited dental assisting, dental hygiene, or dental educational program, or
    • Continuing education courses, or
    • Individual training provided by a Washington State-licensed dentist
  3. Apply to the Washington State Dental Quality Assurance Commission for endorsement.
1 Washington State Employment Security Department, Occupation Employment and Wage Estimates,https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/employmentdata/reports-publications/occupati...
2 Dental Assisting National Board, Inc., Washington State Requirements, http://tinyurl.com/aeov372