Dental Assistant Program at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC)

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Dental Assistant Program

The dental assistant program at Clover Park Technical College prepares students for a career in a dental office, dental supply manufacturer, hospital dental department, or insurance company. The program focuses on preparing patients and equipment for dental procedures, and office administrative functions. Program courses include: medical record-keeping, general office duties, reception and patient intake, scheduling, equipment maintenance and sterilization, basic radiography, pre and post-operative patient care and instruction, chairside assisting, taking tooth and mouth impressions, and supervised practice. Get more details below including other Washington colleges that offer dental assistant program.

The Dental Assistant program at Clover Park Technical College is accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation for more than 45 years.

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Students Enrolled in the Dental Assistant Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Clover Park Technical College has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Less Than Two-Year Award
  • Associate's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2013)

 Graduates
Less Than Two-Year Award9
Associate's Degree5

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male0
Female14

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Black4
White10

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Dental Assistant program at Clover Park Technical College, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Dental Assistants

Description

Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, dental assistants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 30.8% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 4,070
    • Average Hourly Rate: $20.38
    • Average Annual Salary: $42,380
  • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 870
    • Average Hourly Rate: $19.41
    • Average Annual Salary: $40,370

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Dental Assistant Programs in Washington

Dental Assistant programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Everest College - Tacoma

Tacoma, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 96 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)

Bates Technical College

Tacoma, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 43 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C,A)
  • Dental Laboratory Technology (C,A)
  • Dental Services and Allied Professions (C,A)

South Puget Sound Community College

Olympia, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 40 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (A)

Everest College - Renton

Renton, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • 54 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)

Pima Medical Institute - Renton

Renton, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • 65 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)

Everest College - Bremerton

Bremerton, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 63 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)

Renton Technical College

Renton, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 35 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C,A)

Seattle Vocational Institute

Seattle, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Technical College
  • 32 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)

Pima Medical Institute - Seattle

Seattle, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 46 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C)
  • Dental Hygienist (C)

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 29 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (C,A)
  • Dental Hygienist (C,A)

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