Top-rated Dental Assisting School in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA Metro Areas

Reach New Dental Assistant Career Heights With Real Patient Experience

Why Choose a Career as a Dental Assistant

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 study at our dental assistant school classes and hands-on training from our experienced dental school instructors, you’ll be ready to succeed in your new career.

Certified Dental Assistant CDA Salaries of $40,000+ are Available!

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The Dental Assistant 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 our classes are taught by getting hands-on dental assistant experience with the doctor.”

Program Overview

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 our dental assisting programs. Other dental assistant schools in Vancouver, Camas and Portland 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 and become a dental assistant.

“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 Assistant School

Fast-Paced Program

Accelerated classroom study.
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 $4,995!

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

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.

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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

Melanie Naylor

Melanie Naylor

Head Instructor

Dr. Bharathi

Dr. Bharathi

Dentist and Director

Tanya Balan

Tanya Balan

Instructor

Raj Kaur

Raj Kaur

Instructor

Alexia Meier

Alexia Meier

Instructor

Christina Becker

Christina Becker

Instructor

Ryian Jurasz

Ryian Jurasz

Instructor

“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 !”
-Alyssa Bush

Why We Are a Top-ranked Dental Assistant Career School

# of students have graduated from our school since 2008.

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Almost 100% of our graduates begin working right away.

★★★★★ Google Reviews.

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Pacific Northwest Dental Assisting School is approved and regulated by the National School of Dental Assisting.

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Pacific Northwest Dental Assisting School is a proud partner with the Washington State Dental Association

Get in Touch With Us Today

Pacific Northwest Dental Assisting School

19301 SE 34th St, #105
Camas, WA 98607
Hours: Mon-Sun 8:30am-6:30pm
Class Hours: Tues 6pm-10pm & Sun 8am-4pm

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Office Phone: (360) 818-7273
Office Fax: (360) 369-4527

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