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Dental Assistant – Learning Skills & CPR for a new Career

dental assistant xrayAs our September class is coming to a close, we are so impressed with how far these students have come! They dove right into the course and set out to become an Elite Dental Assistant!

These amazing women worked together to study and learn a new career. They have learned the value of hard work and what it means to selflessly put other’s needs ahead of their own, one of the best qualities of a dental assistant!

As their 13 weeks comes to a close (boy that way fast!!!), we marvel at what an amazing group of women we have come to know, admire and appreciate.

dental assistant cprA highlight of the program is the CPR class! If you’ve ever taken a class where the teacher is throwing out different “choking” or “lack of breathing” scenarios, you’ll understand the feeling of jumping for joy because you think you’ve revived that dummy only to see it’s found something else to choke on before you can finally pass the test!! There is no falling asleep during this fast paced hands on CPR session, and you can see by the photos the students are not only learning but having a fun time!

These dedicated students are working hard, studying intensely and preparing for their new career as dental assistants. We couldn’t be more proud!

dental assistant scopeDental Assisting is a lot more than just sucking spit!! Dental Assistants are artists! Among the many skills a student will learn is learning to make impressions, grinding and trimming models, then creating custom trays for teeth whitening. They learn to create temporary crowns, sealants and all the while keeping the patient’s best interest at heart!

If you have the motivation and desire to change your life, call us now to set up an appointment (360) 433-0788, or email us at: or you can check out our dental assistant google reviews.

Dental Assistant Jobs – Incredible Fall Class

What a busy fall we at Elite Dental Assisting Academy are having! We would like to introduce you to our second fall class, the incredible October Class!!! This is a fantastic group of students and we adore them!!


Check back for more pictures coming soon of what both classes are doing! You will love the energy, excitement and fun these students are having!

If you are interested in finding out more about a future in dental assisting, please contact us at  (360)-433-0788 or send us an email.

ELITE GRADUATION!! Enthusiasm at it’s best!

Our Summer class graduation was attended by many family and friends who have supported their graduate throughout the thirteen weeks of hard work and dedication. These students have interviewed for jobs and we hope to hear a LOT of good news from everyone of them as they persue their career as Dental Assistants.


A special thank you to Krista who volunteered to speak at the graduation ceremony! This class has grown especially close and have supported each other in getting through chalanges. They have shown the ability to work together as a team and show their postive attitude. We will miss you girls!!









What to become a dental assistant? Then don’t wait , give us a call 360-433-0788 or email us to receive more information.

Dental Assistant Salary Prospects are Excellent for Our Students !




This group of students are raring to go! They are studying hard, intensely learning all the while laughing and having a great time!!! Though this is just the beginning of their 13 weeks to a new career, they are off and running!! We couldn’t be more proud of our new class!!!!







Our next class begins early October and it is quickly filling up. Give us a call 360-433-0788 or email us to receive more information and set up a time to tour the school and see if becoming a dental assistant is for you!

Scholarship Winner – Krista Schultz

Once a year Elite Dental Assisting Academy selects one or more worthy recipients for our scholarship award. We are proud to honor Krista Schultz, a very worthy choice.


Krista has extraordinary drive and determination! Krista hustled during the very first weeks of the course to solidify her externship with Wendel Dental, and started putting in her hours very early. Krista is a loving Mommy, and that love shines through in her ability to work with others.

krista-happyShe has a unique ability to learn quickly and apply those learned skills in a professional manner. Not only does she learn quickly, she can also easily translate her knowledge into teachable instruction which is extremely helpful when pairing up with classmates who may need a little extra time perfecting a procedure. Her southern accent together with her fearless smile and compassion will light up any office!!

We at Elite feel that Krista will excel in her new career as a Dental Assistant and are excited for what the future has in store for her! CONGRATULATIONS KRISTA, WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU!

kristaDo you want to start a new career as a dental assistant? Join Elite Dental Assisting Academy. There are only a couple spots left for our next session, so DON’T WAIT!!! Call us now at 360-433-0788 or email us.

Live in Oregon? Live in Washington? NO PROBLEM!

Elite Dental Assisting Academy’s curriculum is certified, licensed and approved by both the State of Washington and the State of Oregon. Our students come from as far away as Astoria, Stevenson and Corvallis! In just 13 weeks Elite Dental Assisting Academy will train you to become a dental assistant so you can begin your new career!


oregon-blog-2In the State of Washington, we are certified and licensed through the State of Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board. Additionally, for our Oregon students (and Washington students looking to work in Oregon), Elite Dental Assisting Academy is Oregon Health Authority, Radiation Protection Services approved. Upon completion of our course, Oregon State students or students wishing to work in the state of Oregon as a Dental Assist, will be ready to take the Oregon State Radiological Proficiency Exam administered by the Dental Assisting National Board ( This exam is required by the state of Oregon in order for a dental assistant to take radiographs or to perform expanded functions.

oregon-blog-3What does this mean for you? Whether you live in Oregon or Washington, you can begin your new dental assisting career in just 13 short weeks! We are enrolling now for our summer and fall session, so don’t wait!!! Call us now at 360-433-0788, or email us  for more information.

Elite Dental Assistants: Persons of Highest Class!

Your business name should reflect your identity and how you want the public to think of you! That’s why we chose ELITE for our business name! Our students ARE ELITE; persons of the highest class!  ELITE not only represents the class of students who pass through our doors, but is also a reflection of the type of strict/fun, hands-on training and discipline we teach. Presenting yourself as a professional in the skills you provide is of the up most importance. You as an individual can be witty, charismatic, charming, etc.; those traits only enhance your professionalism.


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Call us today at 360-433-0788 or email us for more information!

Have You Considered A Career as A Dental Assistant?

face-maskOUR APRIL CLASS IS JUST A MONTH AWAY, SO CALL NOW!! (360) 433-07788

As a Dental Assistant, you can earn good money with nice benefit packages in many cases. A Dental Assistant career allows you to work anywhere in the United States, plus the demand for Dental assistants is growing by leaps and bounds! There are many reasons why it makes sense to think about becoming a Dental Assistant, so give us a call at 360-433-0788 or email us to find out more!

Dentistry is such a wonderful profession and we at Elite Dental Assisting Academy are glad to pass along our knowledge and the passion for caring for others!

We saw a shortage of qualified assistants and decided to open Elite Dental Assisting Academy a few years ago so we could focus on training students in a concentrated amount of time at a fraction of the cost.

student-maskAccording to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics there is a shortage of qualified dental assistants.   Most people aren’t familiar with this career choice but according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dental Assisting is the third fastest growing occupation for which a college degree isn’t required. And the employment outlook for Dental Assisting is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2020.


X-Ray Vision !! See yourself in a New Career!

xray-blog-1We take x-rays seriously at Elite Dental Assisting Academy! Because many of our students are from Oregon state, we know the importance of being able to pass the Radiography state exams!

It is illegal in both Washington and Oregon to practice taking x-rays on each other or friends and family, so the next best thing: DXTTR’S (Dexter). These heads (which cost between $8K-$15K!!!) are made specifically for practicing x-rays because they have anatomical teeth with roots and bone, so they x-ray just like a human head. No two Dexters are alike, their teeth are different as well as their bite.

xray-blog-6A student must be able to complete a full set of x-rays in a limited amount of time, because as part of a student’s final exam, they must be able to complete a full set of x-rays on an actual patient. During our course you will see lots of pictures of the students taking x-rays! WE TAKE X-RAYS SERIOUSLY!!

Our spring session begins April 14th, the summer session begins June 29th. There are only a couple spots left for the April session, so DON’T WAIT!!! CALL US NOW AT 360-433-0788 OR EMAIL US.



Dental Assistant School Graduation December 2014

GRADUATION CELEBRATION AT ELITE DENTAL ASSISTING ACADEMY!!!! Almost every student was hired during this session! We are so proud of our students and their support, encouragement and friendship for each other. The friendships made during a session are very important and we applaud this class for going the extra mile in this very important element of success.


Have a need to change careers? Want to become a dental assistant? Join our next class before it is full…  Simply call (360) 433-0788 or email and come visit the school today!