Our 12-Week Dental Assisting Program Includes…
144 Hours of Classroom Study
Our instructor has 25+ years experience and is committed to your success!
32 Hours Hands-On Internship
Complete your hands-on internship experience at our on-site dental practice.
Dental Assistant Certificate
Recieve your dental assistant certificate and start your career right away.
Fall Course Schedule
Three class choices available to serve you:
SATURDAY CLASS: Starts September 8th with a Monday evening LAB class
EVENING CLASSES: Start October 3 and are Wed, Thurs, Fri evenings for 12 weeks
SUNDAY CLASS: Starts November 4: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a Tuesday evening LAB 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
“I was able to reach my goal of becoming a successful dental assistant and I would definitely recommend this program to anyone.”
What’s Covered in Our Dental Assisting Training Program?
You’ll begin developing the practical skills you need for a career in Dental Assisting at your very first class. You’ll receive a fast-paced introduction to the dental field, including:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Dental charting and billing
- Dental equipment and technology
- The role of a Dental Assistant and how they work with hygienists, dentists, and laboratory technicians.
In future classes, we’ll dive into important topics that include:
Sterilization, Disinfection & Treatment Room Care – Learn to sterilize a treatment room, perform mouth rinses, and work with a variety of dental instruments.
Radiography Safety & Techniques – Learn to take and develop dental x-rays. This course is Oregon board approved for Radiation Health and Safety and makes you eligible to take the Oregon X-ray test.
Cements & Dental Impressions – Learn about handheld dental tools, burs, and handpieces. You’ll also be introduced to the use of dental cements.
Restorative Dental Care – Discover the uses of amalgam and composite fillings, as well as how fillings are restored and how to create temporary crowns.
Assisting With Specialized Dental Procedures – Learn to work alongside a dentist during oral surgery, root canals, scaling, and denture placement.
Cosmetic Dentistry & Tooth Whitening Treatments – You’ll make a custom-made night-guard and tooth whitening tray and learn about other cosmetic dental treatments.
CPR Certification – Learn essential First Aid skills and receive your CPR certificate from our experienced instructors.
Complete Your Internship At Radiance Dental
At Radiance Dental Assisting Academy, you won’t have to hunt for a dental practice to complete your 32-hour internship. We’ll invite you to receive your required hands-on training at our on-site dental practice.
You’ll work alongside the most experienced and trusted dental professionals in the Vancouver area!
I signed up for 2016 program and found the academy fun and very interactive. Melanie and Tanya are great instructors and will answer any questions. The classes are small so you have a ton of one on one time with the instructor as well.
— Tatyana B.
Tuition & Fees
Radiance Dental Assisting Academy’s 12-week program is an investment in your future. Our accelerated training program allows you to spend less time in the classroom and begin working sooner than other programs that take up to 1 year to complete (and cost up to 5 times as much).
Registration Fee: $100
Installment 1: $1,000
Installment 2: $1,000
Installment 3: $995
Installment 4: $900
Total Tuition: $3,995
Meet Our Faculty
25+ Years Experience!
Begin a High-Paying & Rewarding Healthcare Career!
Why Attend Radiance Dental Assisting Academy?
Complete your internship at our on-site dental practice
Convenient night & weekend class schedules
Great career opportunities for graduates
Small class sizes with personalized instruction
Financial assistance & flexible payment options
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Assisting Careers
After I Graduate, Can I Work Anywhere Right Away?
No, each state has its own licensing requirements for Dental Assistants. Fortunately it’s very easy for our graduates to get started in a new job right away because there are no licensing requirements for most entry-level dental assistant jobs in the state of Washington. However, if you plan on working in Oregon, you’ll have to first work for 1,000 hours in Washington or pass a series of Oregon licensing exams. Your internship hours do count towards the 1,000 hours of work experience.
I’m Interested But Not Ready to Enroll. Can You Answer My Questions?
Of course! We invite all prospective students to speak with our experienced instructors. If you’re interested you can also sit in on one of our classroom sessions or shadow a dentist at our on-site dental practice.
How Do I Apply?
It’s easy to apply online. If you have questions about any aspect of the application process, contact us online or call us at (360) 844-5391.
What Are the Entrance Requirements For Your Dental Assisting Program?
We consider all applicants and look for potential students who will:
When evaluating candidates we will ask you for several character recommendations by personal and professional references. In addition, a high school diploma is required.
Beyond that, no previous healthcare career or training is needed. Many of our students have worked in unrelated fields like retail sales.