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$500 Dental Assisting Scholarship

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We’re always looking for outgoing students who are passionate about starting a career as a Dental Assistant. Complete the short form below to apply for a $500 scholarship towards the cost of your tuition at Pacific Northwest Dental Assisting School.

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Eligibility Requirements:

  • High School Diploma
  • U.S. Residency
  • 18 years of age or older

Deadlines – Scholarship applications are due one month prior to the class start date:

  • August 8 – SATURDAY CLASS: Starts September 8 with a Monday evening LAB class

  • September 3 – EVENING CLASSES: Start October 3 and are Wed, Thurs, Fri evenings for 12 weeks

  • October 4 – SUNDAY CLASS: Starts November 4: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a Tuesday evening LAB 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Fine Print:

  • We will contact you via email if you are selected to receive the RDAA scholarship
  • The scholarship award will be applied to the last term of your program
  • The deadline for the scholarship application is 30 days prior to the beginning of your first term

Meet Our Faculty

25+ Years Experience!

Melanie Naylor

Melanie Naylor

Head Instructor

Tanya Balan

Tanya Balan


Dr. Bharathi

Dr. Bharathi



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.

Pacific Northwest Dental Assisting School Offers…

12 weeks of the hands-on classroom training you need to start your career.


The most experienced dental assisting faculty in the Vancouver area

Tuition of only $3,995, including payment options and financial assistance.


Small class sizes and flexible night and weekend class sessions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Find My Own Practice to Intern at?

Yes! If there’s a practice you’d prefer to work at, you’re welcome to complete your internship at the dental practice of your choice. Be aware that it is harder to intern in Oregon as you will not have the x-ray license that Oregon requires for Dental Assistants.

Can I Complete Internship Hours On the Weekends?

At our affiliated, on-site dental practice we only offer internship during weekday business hours.

After I Graduate, Can I Start Work Right Away? Every state has its own licensing requirements for Dental Assistants. However, it’s easy for graduates of Pacific Northwest Dental Assisting School to start working 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 count towards the 1,000 hours of work experience.
How Will I Get Started in My Dental Assisting Career? When you complete your classroom training and internship at the Pacific Northwest Dental Assisting School, we help you with your job search. We help place many of our graduates with local dental practices. Almost 100% of our graduates begin working right away.
What Are the Entrance Requirements For Your Dental Assisting Program? We consider all applicants and look for potential students who will:
  1. Benefit from the classroom study, hands-on training, and professional experience we provide
  2. Be great additions to the dental profession
When evaluating candidates we will ask you for several character recommendations by personal and professional references. In addition, a high school diploma is required. No prior healthcare career experience, education, or training is needed. Many of our students have worked in unrelated fields like retail sales.
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) 818-7273.

Be aware that:

We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, nationality, or religion. In order to be accepted, applicants be able to perform the job of dental assisting. Due to the “fast track” nature of the program, late enrollment is not permitted.

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

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