Dental Assisting

Dental assistants play a key role in the dentist’s office, serving as a friendly face dedicated to making a patient feel comfortable, welcome, and safe. As a dental assistant, you’ll work with a variety of people and provide important preventative health care services. You’ll enjoy a flexible part-time or full-time schedule in an in-demand industry that can set the tone for a patient’s future approach to their health.

Dental Assisting Program Enrollment Process

The Dental Assisting Degree Program requires special enrollment procedures.

Dental Assisting Admissions

What's Different at SPSCC?

Work in a clinic. As part of your training as a Dental Assisting student, you will get hands-on experience working in the Campus Dental Clinic, providing comfortable, quality dental services to the community.

Advance your training as an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA). Experienced dental assistants can return for more advanced face-to-face instruction to earn additional licensure to perform more complex dental work, such as taking final impressions and placing fillings, without supervision. Becoming an EFDA expands the scope of your practice and typically involves an increased salary.

Upcoming Events

Learn more about the program at our Dental Assisting Open House!

  • Dental Assisting Open House: May 8, 6:30 p.m., SPSCC Olympia Campus (Bldg. 34, Second Floor) | RSVP Now

What are you waiting for?

Contact Info
  • Laura Moe-Genther
    Director of Dental Assisting

  • Evelyn "Evie" Harry
    Full-Time Dental Assisting Faculty

  • Tiffany Johnston
    Full-Time Dental Assisting Faculty

Degrees & Certificates

Careers in Dental Assisting

Job Titles

  • Dental Assistant