• pre-dental

    Grade Level: 11, 12

    Credits: 3 per year (1.5 per semester)   

    Location: On-site at NEWTech

    Duration: 540 hours (year-long) with an optional Year Two 540-hour course available

    Instructor: Jeanette Thompson 

    Year One Course
    - Junior or Senior standing             
    Year Two Course - B or better in Year 1 course and instructor's approval

    Program Description: This 1080-hour course (Year 1 and 2) provides students preparation and internship for students who aspire to be dental assistants, dental hygienists, and dentists. Acquire chair-side assisting skills, laboratory, and x-ray capabilities.  Qualified students may earn state certification in radiation safety and infection control. Dental Assisting is in demand and is one fast growing profession, there are many dental pathways. There is a demand for Dental Assistants, both at entry-level and as skills and experience advance. Assistants may progress in the occupation by becoming a Certified Dental Assistant CDA, Expanded Function Dental Auxillary EFDA, Orthodontic Assistant (OA), Dental Sedation Assistant (DSA), Hygienist, Lab Technician, or a Dentist. 

    High School Credit Equivalencies: 1.0 Science

    Certifications: Healthcare Provider CPR/First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens (7-hours HIV/AIDS), HIV Certificate, 21st Century Professionalism Certificate (Precision Exams), Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). The WA State Department of Health requires a valid social security number to obtain licensure in the state, Health Information Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) training, and Precision exam: Dental Sciences 1

    Careers in this field:

    • Dental Hygienist 
    • Chairside Dental Assistant
    • Dental Office Assistant
    • Dental Receptionist
    • Dental Lab Assistant
    • Dentist
    • Orthodontist

    2020-21 Pre-Dental Assisting Syllabus

    Orientation Powerpoint

    Program Uniform Information


Dental Assisting students