Since 2008, Radiance Dental Assisting Academy has helped hundreds of students pursue their dreams and excel in the dental field. Now, we continue to be the leading dental school in the Portland and Vancouver metro area and we have some exciting news!
Reaching New Heights.
We’re growing and want our name and brand to reflect that continual growth and investment in our students and community. We love this Pacific Northwest area for its natural beauty and friendly people, and we love dentistry and helping others realize their dreams. So naturally, we combined our two passions into a design that reflects who we are and our mission. We’re committed to providing high-level education to ensure all Portland and Vancouver area dental offices have excellent dental assistants to care for our community.
Refined Branding, Better Reflection.
The logo represents who we are, what we do and draws inspiration from the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest.
- The mountain symbolizes our mission to help students to reach the peak of their career as well as their overall quality of life by encouraging them to dream bigger and continually grow as an individual.
- The tooth icon represents our love for dentistry and the consistency and stability a dental education provides.
- The evergreen trees stand for consistency and sustainability. By providing the best dental assisting courses and hands-on training, PNWDAS is giving our students the best tools to have a sustainable long-term career path. This also gives them the ability to create a good quality of life that we believe everyone deserves.
- The blue color represents the Pacific Ocean. Blue represents inclusivity and our ultimate mission to help every student who has come to us. We are family and will always help our students even long after they graduate. This is more than a dental assisting school, we are your family and a safe harbor that you can always rely on and return to.
“Pacific Northwest Dental Assisting School is the best dental assisting school in every aspect. The instructors were absolutely amazing! Informing you on each topic, and very quick to answer any questions you have. After I graduated from PNWDAS, I was directed into a job where I am now working- The Dentist at Felida. Working as a dental assistant is very rewarding. From bringing knowledge into the office- all the way to gaining new skills each day from others and the Doctor. I would highly recommend Radiance/Pacific Northwest Dental Assisting School to any individual who is interested in the Dental healthcare field! “
– Kaylee La Rose
Deeply Rooted in Our Community.
We’re investing more in new equipment, tools, and resources for our students so they have the top of the line materials from which to learn and practice their skills. As part of our commitment to our students and community, we’re launching a new community dental service plan. This means people in the Vancouver and Portland metro area can get discounted dental services provided by our top dentists while our students observe and gain hands-on experience with dental assisting.
We continue to be a diverse and inclusive institution, which we believe makes us all better students, clinicians, and doctors. We’re stronger together. Students are family and we welcome anyone who wants the best dental assistant education in the Vancouver and Portland metro area.
How Does the Name Change Affect You?
For current students who are enrolled in the program, you can expect the same great doctor and instructors you know and trust, just a new name to reflect our growth and improved offerings. We’re thrilled to be able to continue to offer the highest level of dental assisting education to our students and serve our community.
For new students, we’re able to offer more classes with varying hours to accommodate our students’ schedules with our growth and expansion. This gives many more people who are considering a dental assisting career with more flexibility to pursue their dental dream while maintaining stability in their life.
Let’s Grow Together!
A career in dental assisting can provide a path toward sustainable growth with endless opportunities. If you’re interested in pursuing your dreams and starting on a path of growth, join us! Pacific Northwest Dental Assisting School offers a variety of class times so you can make your dental career a reality. We’re proud to be a part of this community and we’re looking forward to continuing to grow together.
“I am so happy that I chose Pacific Northwest Dental Assisting School for my dental assisting education. Pacific Northwest Dental Assisting School offers its students a comprehensive, hands-on education with the most friendly, knowledgeable instructors. The instructors are so patient and encouraging and are so good about giving individual feedback and instruction. The doctor and staff want all of the students to be successful. When I graduated, I felt very confident in the training I received to be able to find a job. I found a job at an oral surgery center soon after graduating. The training I received prepared me to be a competent, valued member of my team. I am so thankful for the experience I had at Pacific Northwest Dental Assisting School.”
– Sylvia W.