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Dental Assistant Program at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 005752
  • Phone: (253) 589-5800

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  • Phone: (253) 589-5548

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  • Phone: (253) 589-5660

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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 (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Less Than Two-Year Award20
    Associate's Degree41

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male0
    Female61

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    American Indian1
    Asian1
    Black2
    Hispanic1
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
    White43
    Unknown11

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: 3,960
      • Average Hourly Rate: $19.57
      • Average Annual Salary: $40,700
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,050
      • Average Hourly Rate: $19.70
      • Average Annual Salary: $40,980

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Bates Technical College

Tacoma, WA
Type: Community College

35 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (C,A)
  • Dental Laboratory Technology (C,A)
  • Dental Services and Allied Professions (C,A)
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South Puget Sound Community College

Olympia, WA
Type: Community College

37 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (A)
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Renton Technical College

Renton, WA
Type: Community College

39 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (C,A)
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Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, WA
Type: Community College

48 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (C,A)
  • Dental Hygienist (C,A)
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Yakima Valley Community College

Yakima, WA
Type: Community College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (C)
  • Dental Hygienist (C)
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Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, WA
Type: Community College

36 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (C,A)
  • Dental Hygienist (C,A)
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Spokane Community College

Spokane, WA
Type: Community College

47 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (C,A)
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Centralia College

Centralia, WA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (C)